We have briefly addressed the autocomplete feature of Android 8.0 Oreo in the past, but with Google recently highlighting the feature, we decided that now would be an opportune time to examine it better.
Of course, the autocomplete function only appears for those with a device with Android 8.0 Oreo and higher.
Autocomplete what, exactly?
The autocomplete function uses Google's own password management service or third-party password administrators to enter usernames and passwords into applications.
In turn, you can start using password managers to create and store complex passwords for your various accounts, making your digital life much safer.
For example, when setting up a new device and when logging in to various applications, instead of copying and pasting a password from a password manager, the autocomplete function will complete the information.
Right now there are a total of four applications that Google officially recommends:
The default service for autocomplete is the service itself Google, which uses the passwords it has saved and allowed Chrome to synchronize between its devices.
Set your default service
If you do not want to use Google and Chrome as your autocomplete service, you can change it to one of the four currently supported password managers.  change-autofill-settings "/>
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The process to configure the autocomplete provider will change depending on your device, but for the most part, the process involves opening the application Configurations and find the section Languages and introduction . In Pixel 2 ($ 744.98 on Amazon Marketplace) that means open the page System . However, in a Galaxy S9, the language and the entry are in the General Management section of the configuration application.
Regardless of the route you take to get there, once in Languages and input, select Autocomplete Service . A list of compatible applications installed on your phone will be completed; select your preferred application If you do not have any applications installed, select + Add service .
The next time you try to log in to an application, you will be asked to unlock your password manager and select the credentials you want to use, all without leaving the login screen. Sweet, huh?