How to View Saved Passwords on a Kindle
The password storage feature in your Kindle Fire's browser is equipped with a "Clear Passwords" option, which erases password data from the device, but you are unable to view and edit passwords individually. Installing and implementing a third-party password management app -- like LastPass, which was named one of PCWorld's "Best Products of 2009," SplashID or KeePass -- can provide an alternate solution. This type of app not only stores and encrypts your user names and passwords, but allows you to view and edit the data right from the Kindle's display.
Install and launch the LastPass app and enter your email address and a password. Tap "Create Account" and then tap "Create Account" again on the confirmation window that pops up. This will be the only password you need to remember to access data from your LastPass login manager.
Retype your email and password, and then create a password reminder. Place a check next to acknowledge your LastPass usage and that you have reviewed the licensing agreements. Tap "Create Account."
Tap "OK" on the password confirmation message that pops up, then re-enter your password on the next screen. Click "Create Account" again.
Acknowledge the free trial period by tapping "OK" on the next window. Exit the app by tapping the "Home" icon at the bottom left.
Launch the browser by tapping "Web" and select "LastPass" from the list of available browsers. Navigate to a site requiring a password entry.
Log in using your user name and password. When you submit the information, LastPass will flash a message in the notification bar -- tap this or the notification counter at the top left corner.
Tap "LastPass" to acknowledge and save the password to the app.
Edit the "Save Site" information by creating a custom name or adding the site to a specific "Group" preset. Tap "Save" to store. When you next access the site, you will be prompted to choose between opening it with the Kindle's native browser and LastPass -- the latter will automatically populate the information in the login fields.
Tap a site name to view or edit the login information. Tap "Show" next to the password to view the alphanumeric characters instead of encrypted dots.
Purchase, install and launch the SplashID app. Enter a master password and click "OK." Re-enter the master password when prompted for confirmation -- this will be the only password you need to remember to access data from your SplashID login manager.
Approve the loading of sample records -- this is a guide for your initial setup -- and enter your email address.
Set a master password and create a password hint in the fields provided.
Tap the "Menu" icon, which looks like a bottomless square with three horizontal lines, and select "Add Item."
Select a "Type" -- for example, "Web Login" -- and enter the user name, password, notes or other information that help identify the site. Tap "Done" when complete. From now on, when your browser is pointed to this URL, SplashID will automatically enter your logins.
Tap a site name from the list of stored accounts. Tap the "Menu" icon and select "Unmask" to view the alphanumeric characters instead of encrypted dots. Tap "Edit" from the same menu to make changes.
Install and launch the KeePass app and enter a master password and click "OK." Re-enter the master password when prompted for confirmation -- this will be the only password you need to remember to access data from your KeePass login manager.
Confirm the save location for your KeePass database.
Tap "Internet" to begin entering website login information and then tap "Add Entry" at the bottom left.
Enter the site's name, URL, your user name and the password twice. Tap "Save" to store. From now on, when your browser is pointed at this site, KeePass will automatically enter your logins.
Tap a site name from your list of stored passwords to manage logins. Tap the "Menu" icon, which looks like a bottomless square with three horizontal lines, at the bottom of the screen and select "Show Password" to view the alphanumeric characters instead of encrypted dots. Tap "Edit" to make changes.
Tips & Warnings
- To clear the password data on your Kindle Fire, launch the browser and tap the "Menu" icon, which looks like a bottomless square with three horizontal lines, at the bottom of the screen. Tap "Settings" and then uncheck the "Remember Passwords" option to disable the built-in password storage feature on the browser. Tap "Clear Passwords" to delete all saved passwords.
References & Resources
- Amazon: Kindle Fire User's Guide
- PCWorld: Best Password Managers: Top 4 Reviewed
- Tested: The Best Password Managers for Your Android Phone
- PCWorld: Review: KeePass Makes Strong Passwords and Keeps Them Safe
- PCWorld: SplashID
- SplashData: SplashID Safe User Guide
- Amazon App Store: LastPass
- Amazon App Store: KeePassDroid
- KeePass: Getting KeePass - Downloads
- Amazon App Store: SplashID Safe for Android