How To Move Passwords From IOS to Android

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If you want to know how to move your passwords from your IOS device to an Android one, you've come to the right place.

Perhaps you've had one of the best iPhones for a while and are thinking of switching to the new Samsung Galaxy S22, Xiaomi 12 or any of the best Android phones.

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If so, you may be thinking that it isn't a viable option as transferring all of your passwords stored upon your IOS device from over the years could be too much hassle.

However, the good news is, that it is possible to transfer all of your passwords without having to manually write them down and it's not all that difficult to do either.

So, you can have the freedom to choose whether to stick with Apple and wait for the upcoming iPhone 14 or try something new like the Lenovo Legion Y90.

With that being said, here is how to transfer your IOS passwords to Android.

How To Move Passwords From IOS To Android

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In order to successfully transfer your passwords from IOS to your Android device, you will need to export them from your Apple account.

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How To Export IOS Passwords

Step 1

First off, in order to complete this process, you'll need access to a MacBook handy as Apple does not allow you to export passwords directly from your iPhone.

Once you have got your MacBook ready, you'll need to log in to your iCloud account that is associated with the iPhone you're moving your passwords from.

Step 2

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Once you're logged in, you then need to open up "System Preferences" and then click on the "Passwords" icon.

Step 3

In order to access passwords, you'll have to re-enter your computer login for security purposes.

Step 4

Now, left-click on the first password and then scroll down to the bottom, hold shift and then left-click on the final password.

After doing this, all of your passwords should now be selected.

Step 5

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With all of your passwords selected, click on the ellipsis circle icon and then select the "Export Passwords" option.

Step 6

You will then need to confirm that you want to do this and re-enter your password to confirm once more.

You can then rename and save the .cvs file to your desktop.

Now you have exported your passwords from your IOS device, you can then import them using either your Google Account or a password manager.

How To Import Your IOS Passwords To Your Google Account

Step 1

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Firstly, you will need to sign in to your Google account at myaccount.google.com on your MacBook.

Step 2

Once you are signed in, navigate to the Security tab.

Step 3

Now, scroll down to "Signing in on other sites" and then go to "Password Manager".

Step 4

After this, select the settings icon on the top right-hand corner of the page.

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Step 5

Then, click on the "import passwords" option and upload the .cvs file that you have previously exported.

And there you have it, now all of your passwords from your IOS should appear when using Chrome on your Android phone with this same google account.

How To Import Passwords Using A Password Manager

An alternative method of importing your passwords to your Android device is via a password manager app.

While there are many password managers available, we'll talk you through how to use the three most popular choices which include LastPass, 1Password and Dashlane.

The process is going to be very slightly different for each password manager, however, it should be fairly straightforward whichever you choose to use.

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As an example, here is how to import your IOS passwords using LastPass.

Step 1

First off, you'll need to sign up or sign into your LastPass vault in your browser

Step 2

Secondly, click on the spaceship icon in the sidebar and then select the "import" option.

Step 3

Then, from the drop-down menu select "Generic CSV File" and import the .csv file that you have saved.

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