You’ve been using Dashlane for a while now, and you feel like you have a good handle on all of the essential features and functionality that make managing your digital identity both more convenient and more secure.
Are you ready to level up and become a Dashlane maestro?
Use these eight features to customize your Dashlane settings and take your experience to the next level:
- Always require Master Password
- Selective auto-login
- Emergency contacts
- Unlock with Face ID, Touch ID, Fingerprint, or PIN
- Sensitive personal info storage
- Dashlane 2FA
- Group Sharing (Business)
1. Always require Master Password
If you’re a more security-conscious Dashlane user, this trick will help keep your Dashlane passwords on permanent lockdown. Selecting “Always require Master Password” for a password means that you will have to enter your Master Password every time you want to access the password or autofill the credential.
Think of it as an added layer of security for your most sensitive accounts.
2. Selective auto-login
You might not like that Dashlane automatically logs you in on some sites, or perhaps you just like to click the “log in” button yourself. No matter the reason you dislike auto-login, there’s an easy way to disable it.
Simply double-click the credential that you no longer want to auto-login, expand the “More options” menu, and deselect the checkbox next to “Always log me in on this website.”
Bonus tip: It’s also possible to do this for every credential on a specific website at once or for all future credentials that you save in Dashlane. Read this help center article to learn the ins and outs of auto-login customization.
3. Emergency contacts
If you’ve ever worried about getting locked out of Dashlane or needing to give friends or family access to crucial information in an emergency, you aren’t alone. Emergency contact enables you to share access to your Dashlane account with people you trust in the case of an emergency—or in case you forget your Master Password!
In an emergency, your designated contact sends a request to your Dashlane account and will only be granted access if you cannot (or choose not) to respond in a set time period. You can also change your contacts at any time and choose what information they can access, so you stay in control.
4. Unlock with Face ID, Touch ID, Fingerprint, or PIN
Your Master Password is at least 8 characters long with a mixture of numbers, capital and lowercase letters, and whatever other symbols you may have thrown in there. With all those secure elements, typing it in every time you log in to Dashlane on your phone or tablet can feel a bit cumbersome.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Enabling unlock on your mobile device with Face ID/Touch ID (on iOS and Mac) or Fingerprint (on Android) makes logging in as simple as the touch of a button. And if you aren’t a fan of biometrics, you can also save time by enabling unlock with PIN on your mobile device instead.
5. Sensitive Personal Info Storage
Having your important personal documents with you all the time is both impractical and nerve wracking, but sometimes you just have to get that one 20-digit ID number right now. With Dashlane, you can store data from important documents like IDs, passports, or Social Security Numbers in your Dashlane account to keep the information secure and accessible anywhere, anytime. If that sounds like something you need, read this help center article to learn how to securely manage and add your IDs.
6. Dashlane 2FA
At Dashlane, we believe that there’s no such thing as too much security, which is why our mobile app also provides two-factor authentication (2FA).
Add another layer of security to your most important accounts by enabling Dashlane as an authenticator app. You’ll be able to store, generate, and display unique six-digit security codes in your app to make sure that it’s only ever you logging in to your most important accounts.
Get selective with your subdomain logins with Dashlane. Instead of having to choose from a host of possible accounts on a single website, you can ensure that Dashlane will only show you the correct credential with this simple tweak. No more failed login attempts and no more head-scratching about which one of your many almost-identical looking usernames is the correct one. You can find all the details about how to do that in this help center article.
8. Group Sharing (Dashlane Business)
If you’re looking for a way to get new employees set up with all the right passwords and logins from the start, Group Sharing is for you. This feature enables admins using Dashlane Business to organize their users into groups according to specific needs. Once users have been put into a group, they can easily share passwords and Secure Notes with the entire group, without sending individual sharing requests to each person. Users in the group will have access to all the information shared there, and their access can be easily revoked by removing them from the group.