Initial Setup

In this article: Database setup, Password, Biometric login, Setup plan, Cloud sync, Autofill, Desktop app.                                                                         

1. Database setup

Start the app and choose one of the suggested options depending on your previous password manager usage experience. 

Go through the welcome pages.

If you use the SafeInCloud 2 app, a paywall will be shown.

  • If you have never used SafeInCloud before, see the Subscription plans article to get to know the Premium features and plans.
    NB! Our app has 14-day trial period for users to get a full experience of the app and decide if user want to continue with the app or not.
  • To restore a previously made purchase, see the Purchase anre restore Premium article. 
  • You can also just close the paywall screen by tapping a cross in the left upper corner. 

2. Password

Set and confirm a password for your new main database. Choose a relatively complex password with letters and digits in it. 

Remember your password! If you forget it, then you won’t be able to reset it or access your data.

Tip: you may press the Keypad icon on the toolbar to switch the keyboard layout.

3. Biometric login

The app will ask if you want to enable Biometric login (if your device has biometric hardware and it’s configured in the phone’s settings). 

You can always configure Biometric login later via the app’s Settings > Security > Authentication. See the Biometrics article to find more information about this feature.

Tip: You may select the Default biometric method, then the app will utilize the biometric method selected as preferred in the phone’s settings. Or you may select to always use Fingerprint.

4. Setup plan

In order to help users with configuring the key features after installation/data restoration a setup plan will be shown. The setup plan is built up according to your current database setup.

There is a check-up list with the key functions recommended for the app configuration. An appropriate section of the app can be opened for configuration by tapping on any option in the list.
!NB Once the element is selected, the appropriate element will also be struck out.

Setup plan can be opened via the More (3 dots) menu in the upper right corner of the main view.

5. Cloud sync

The next step is to configure cloud synchronization. You can configure Cloud sync via  the Setup plan or the app’s Settings > Databases. Choose the main database and then select Configure cloud. Choose a cloud where you already have a registered account, and enter your credentials.

Configure Cloud sync! This will allow to restore your data in case of device loss or transfer to a new device. This also enables the data sync across all your devices and computers.

Tip: By choosing Another cloud option, you may sync with any other cloud service that supports WebDAV protocol. Though you might need to contact their support and request the appropriate settings. Power users may also configure the sync with their own NAS via WebDAV.

6. Autofill

Finally, configure Autofill in apps and Autofill in Chrome via the Setup Plan or the app’s Settings > Autofill.

This will allow you to input your passwords and logins automatically into apps, Chrome and other browsers.

There are two different autofill mechanisms. Read the how use them in the following articles:
Autofill in apps
Autofill in Chrome

Tip: Some apps, browsers and websites do not support the autofill mechanism yet. Their respective developers should implement autofill support first.

7. Desktop app

The last step is installing SafeInCloud on your computer. Download a free desktop application for Windows 7-10 or Mac at
https://www.safe-in-cloud.com/download

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