There is no doubt that the passwords that we enter for the different apps on our mobile, whether for our social networks, emails. They are really important. But how do you manage your passwords on your Xiaomi smartphone? The truth is that many resort to having the same code for everything, and more so today in which we have so many services, be it streaming, service platforms, among others. So it is not very easy to say to keep an exhaustive control of those that we are introducing.
And in the end we end up finding that we repeat the code or someone has been able to access one of our accounts. And although there is no infallible formula or a single solution for these cases. It will also depend on the habits of each person, since on many occasions people turn to paper and pen to save their passwords. But is this necessary with a Xiaomi mobile? This is why we will explain the options that we find in the smartphones of this brand.
Create secure keys at a “pro” level
The key to maintaining security or, at least, the simple fact of being free from any type of violation of our privacy is the action of never repeating the same code, that is, the best thing is to change the password on each website or service. However, having different apps and accounts will not always be easy to remember.
However, security is one of those aspects of current technology that demands much more from users over time. And this is why we must be more careful than before when using the same access codes. Even so, Xiaomi does not make things easy for us, as it does not help us to generate a totally secure password with different characters for the mobile itself, as we can see today in other brands such as Apple.
In fact, there are mobiles that you do not need to have those apps that can save our lives that are known as code managers. Although, the positive side, as we will show you later, is that Xiaomi will let us see our keys in a brief way so that it is easier to enter it.
Therefore, we recommend that when you write an access code, it complies with current security standards. So forget about choosing existing words or logical number sequences such as dates of birth or your names, if not, bet on mixing letters and numbers, lowercase, uppercase and some symbols or punctuation marks.
How to see the passwords on my Xiaomi mobile?
There are two options with which we can use the keys that we have been saving from our Xiaomi mobile. First, we will have to enter Passwords and security within the smartphone settings. This section is where we should be able to manage, activate and modify fingerprint unlocking, facial unlocking or even the functionality of unlocking devices via Bluetooth. However, these types of codes directly affect the security of our terminal. So, in this case, we are not interested.
However, what we are interested in knowing is that, within this same section of Passwords and security, we will be able to find a particular option called Privacy Protection Password. Basically what it will offer us is to allow us to configure that to access private data you have to write one. That is, it will let us establish a separate code on the Xiaomi device to protect our most personal data. This privacy code will therefore protect the following items: Messages, Photos, Files and Notes.
Although this is not the most striking thing that we can find within the settings of our terminal of the Asian firm. The best of all is that we can have the option to activate the functionality of Show passwords. What do we get out of this? Well, we can briefly see our keys when entering it in any app or account.
To do this, we will have to access the section that we told you earlier and access Privacy> enable the switch that comes next to Show passwords. In addition, it will be a very useful alternative if we are one of those people who always forget their passwords. Although, only a few characters will be displayed briefly, so that no one can see it in full.
The second method will already be thanks to Google and its manager. So if what we need is to review the ones we have registered and linked to a Google account or app, we can also do it from here. To do this, we must do it from Google Chrome or in any application, such as social networks. In the process of entering our account and password it will not change for now, although we will have to be careful when clicking on log in. At the bottom we will see the option to save the code and thus we will not have to remember it again, something that also appears when we register.
How to activate the key manager
Now it is the turn to finally activate it or check if we already had it on our Xiaomi phone. With our smartphone in front of us, first of all, we must check if the Google password manager is enabled. Although, as a general rule, it will have to come by default active, but we can check it if we access the icon of our profile in the upper right part of the browser or any app that is related to a Google account.
In Xiaomi we can also do it by tapping on the three points and, within the main menu, accessing Settings. Once we are inside we can easily check it if we access the Passwords section. In the event that we do have this function active, we will have to ask if I want to save it. In this way it will always ask us whether or not we want to save it on the Google keychain. In the event that we choose the option of Never, it will not be stored.
In addition, to see these keys in our Xiaomi, we will have to access the mobile settings, look for the section called Google and access it. Then, you will have to press the Manage your Google account button and go to the Security section. Then, you will have to go down to the Password manager option at the end of the list. And from there, we can already view and even change them.