We know that different Dashlane users have varied sets of priorities when it comes how they use the Internet. Some are all about efficiency and use Dashlane for its express checkout service and other time-saving features, while others want their data stored behind as many layers of security as possible. No matter what your prerogative, you can adjust your account preferences to meet your needs by following these four tips to make Dashlane as safe, secure and convenient as possible.
1. Specify your ‘Automatic logout’ period, so Dashlane logs you out after a period of inactivity.
Dashlane has the ability to log you out of your account after as little as 15 minutes or as great as 10 hours of inactivity (or never, if you’re up for it!), so you can decide when you want to be kicked out of Dashlane. My timer is set to 20 minutes, which works great. If I’m inactive on my computer for more than 20 minutes, chances are I’ve stepped away from it — and I should have logged out beforehand.
2. Choose which information you want Dashlane to require your master password to reveal.
You can decide if you want Dashlane to require your master password before you:
- See your passwords
- See your credit card information
- Fill in your credit card information
- Show screenshots of your purchases
Dashlane makes it so that the only password you have to remember is your master password, so you tend to get really fast and good at typing it in. It may not be any trouble for you to type it in before you do any of the things listed above, but if you’d rather not have to bother with it, you can turn all of those requirements off. So, for example, if you want to be able to make purchases without having to hit a single key, then enable/disable as you please.
3. Decide if you want Dashlane to sync between your devices or stay locally encrypted.
Dashlane lets you decide if you want to sync your information between devices. Synching is a super-convenient and safe way to keep all your information updated wherever you go. But if you want to add another layer of security to Dashlane, then we have just the feature for you! Disable sync and your data will stay locally encrypted on your device and will never be transmitted over a network. (Though, to be clear, we only ever sync the encrypted data if you opt to sync.)
4. Make it a requirement that Dashlane auto-generate secure passwords.
Since 38% of Internet users would rather clean their toilet than create a new online account or come up with a new password, and also because we know it’s Internet Best Practices 101 to have unique passwords for every site, there’s really no reason why you wouldn’t utilize Dashlane’s password generator to create super-safe passwords for every site. We leave it up to you, but we encourage you to make it a default, and therefore, a no-brainer.
Whether or not you highly value online security, you’ve inherently made online security a priority just by using Dashlane to secure your online data. So you can confidently adjust these your account preferences to fit your need and always know that your data is safe!
If you have any other tips that further customize your Dashlane experience to your liking, share them with the rest of us! And if you haven’t already, get Dashlane for free today!