Dropbox Passwords is a desktop app, mobile app, and browser extension by Dropbox. This article explains how to download, install, and connect your devices to Dropbox Passwords.
The Dropbox Passwords desktop app takes up 256 MB of disk space and 256 MB of RAM.
Note: The app must be stored in your Applications folder to work as expected
If you choose to lock your mobile app with a PIN, it’ll be the same PIN that’s required to open your phone or tablet.
Note: The app is not supported on Chrome OS
To sign in to Dropbox Passwords for the first time, use your Dropbox account email and password. If you’re already signed in to Dropbox on your device, you’ll be automatically signed in to Dropbox Passwords too.
You can connect any number of devices to your Dropbox Passwords account. To connect a new device, download the app on your new device and sign in. Dropbox Passwords will send notifications to all devices you’ve already connected to Dropbox Passwords to confirm the new device you’re trying to connect.
The Dropbox Passwords browser extension suggests strong passwords for your accounts, saves your accounts, and autofills usernames and passwords. It’s available for Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Safari.
Note: You must have the Dropbox Passwords app downloaded and open on your computer to use the Dropbox Passwords browser extension.
To install the browser extension:
Your browser will open and prompt you to install the extension.
When you set up Dropbox Passwords for the first time, you’ll be prompted to save a set of 12 recovery words. If you don’t save your recovery words, you could lose access to your account.
To add an extra layer of security, Dropbox Passwords uses devices you’ve already connected to confirm new devices you want to connect. If you don’t have access to any previously-connected device, Dropbox Passwords will ask for your recovery words, in their original order. If you don’t have them, you can’t sign in to any new devices and you’ll lose access to your Dropbox Passwords account.
You can view or save your recovery words any time from a connected device. (Not just during your initial sign in).
To view or save your recovery words in the Dropbox Passwords desktop app:
If you downgrade your Dropbox account from Plus or Professional to Basic, you’ll still be able to export the account usernames and passwords you saved in your Dropbox Passwords account, but you’ll lose access to Dropbox Passwords features, including:
If you upgrade your account back to Plus or Professional, your Dropbox Passwords account will become active again
To delete your Dropbox Passwords account, you have to delete your Dropbox account because the two accounts are linked. Instead, you can remove all of the account information you have saved to Dropbox Passwords (including usernames, passwords, website URLs, and notes).