Settings

In this article: Settings, Security, Preferences, Appearance.                                                                         

1. Settings

To open the app’s settings, select Settings from the menu of the main view.

They are:

Cloud Sync – setup the data synchronization with your cloud and your other devices and computers (see Cloud synchronization);

Security – configure security settings like Auto-lock and Biometric login (see details below);

Change Password – change your password (see Password);

Preferences – adjust multiple user interface options like Interface and Search (see details below); 

Appearance – adjust interface appearance options like Theme and Lock screen (see details below); 

Autofill – configure autofill for your passwords in apps and browsers (see Autofill in apps and Autofill in Chrome);

Backup/Restore – backup your data to a file on your device or restore from a file (files are encrypted and password protected);

Auto Backup – automatic backup of your data to a file on your device on regular basis (https://safeincloud.ladesk.com/084867-Auto-Backup);

Install on Desktop – link to download the latest version for Windows/MacOS;

Import/Export – to export your data from another password manager, install a free Desktop app from https://www.safe-in-cloud.com/download and select File > Import from the menu;

Erase Data – erase all your local data (this will not erase data on a cloud and on your other devices);

About – see the app’s version, Pro status, support email, website and privacy info.

Rate App – write a nice review in Google Play Store to help others discovering SafeInCloud Password Manager.

Android Wear – configure integration with your watch (see Smartwatch).

2. Security

The security settings are:

Locks
Lock at exit – lock the app, when you switch to another app;
Auto-lock – lock the app after certain timeout, when you switch to another app.

Authentication
Fast unlock – unlock SafeInCloud with the 4 first or last symbols of your password (you’ll have only one attempt).
Biometric login – unlock the app with biometrics (Attention! You should always remember your password anyway);
Biometric method – always use fingerprints or use a biometric method selected in the system to unlock the phone (can be fingerprints, retina or face recognition);
Unlock with PIN-code – use system PIN-code to unlock the app;
Hide keyboard – hide the keyboard by default on authorization screen;
Require password every – require entering your password once in several days instead of using the biometric login (to avoid forgetting the password);

Clipboard
Empty clipboard after – clear the contents copied from SafeInCloud into the clipboard after certain timeout (only for Android 9 and earlier).

Self-erase
Password attempts – erase all local data (not the data on a cloud or other devices) after certain number of wrong password attempts.

Misc
Allow screenshots – allow taking a screenshot or record the video of the launched app (if not selected, recorded screenshots/videos will be shown black).

3. Preferences

The preferences are:

Interface
Card’s subtitle – what to show in card subtitles in the card list (labels or login);
At login – what to do after entering SafeInCloud (show the cards, open the label list, or activate the search);
Default label – a label to switch after entering SafeInCloud;
Favorites at top – show favorite cards (with stars) at the top of the card list;
Hide passwords – mask passwords (••••••) in the view mode;
Show card count – show number of cards for labels in side menu;
Warn expiring cards within – show warnings for cards expiring within certain period (to be recognized a card should have a field with an Expiry type).

Search
Global search – the app automatically switches to All Cards, when you start the search;
Search preview – what to show in card subtitles during the search (found text or card’s login);
Search by labels– include labels into the search
Search through passwords – include passwords into the search.

Browser
Use built-in – use the internal browser instead of the system default browser, when you tap a website address;
In paired window – open a browser in the adjacent window in the split-screen mode.

Icons
Use website icons – download and assign a website icon (favicon) for each card that contains a website address;
Clear cache – clear all download website icons and redownload them again.

4. Appearance

Interface
Theme – a color theme for the user interface: Blue, Red, Light, Dark, Black, and System (light or dark – depends on the system settings on Android 10 and higher);

Lock screen
Background – select type of lock screen background appearance 
Select image/texture – select background image or texture for lock screen 
Text – select text color for lock screen 
Preview – see overall appearance with existing settings