BitWarden / Set up


  • To provide instruction on setting up BitWarden, on either desktop or mobile devices


  • Miami University


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Create an account

  1. Go to BitWarden's website
  2. Click on Get Started
  3. Fill out the registration form


Downloading BitWarden on your desktop, browser, and mobile phone

  1. Go to the BitWarden's website
  2. Click on Download
  3. After that, you may select your device to install the desktop application, or select your browser to download the browser extension
  4. For mobile phones:
    • IOS devices
      • Go to the App Store and download the BitWarden app
    • Android Devices
      • Go to the Google Play Store and download the BitWarden app


Save passwords on BitWarden

  1. Log in to your BitWarden account
  2. Click on Add Item
  3. There are four types of credentials that you can save
    • Login
      • Here you can save usernames and passwords
    • Card
      • Here you can save bank card information
    • Identity
      • Here you can save personal information
    • Secure notes
      • Here you can save any notes that you want to keep secure


Transfer Chrome browser saved usernames and passwords to BitWarden

  1. In the Chrome browser, go to the Chrome Settings
  2. Go to Autofill and then to Passwords
    • To avoid redundancy:
      1. Turn off offer to save passwords
      2. Turn off Auto sign-in
  3. Click on the three vertical dots by Saved Passwords and select Export
    • A .csv file will be downloaded
  4. Go to your BitWarden account
  5. Go to Tools and select import Data
  6. Select Chrome (CSV) from the drop-down menu
  7. Select Choose File and select the CSV file downloaded earlier

Note: BitWarden has documentation for importing passwords from other sources


Enable Bitwarden to AutoFill on IOS devices

  1. Go to your iPhone settings
  2. Go to Passwords, or search for it with the search bar
  3. Go to AutoFill Passwords
  4. Enable Bitwarden to be used as an autofill option
  5. Turn off iCloud keychain, if you don't want to use it going forward
    • Currently, Apple does not provide an official way to export data from iCloud, Mac Keychain, or Safari. So you can't import credentials from iCloud/Mac Keychain; you have to add them manually

Note: Learn more about how to use BitWarden on IOS Devices


Enable BitWarden to autofill on Android devices

  1. From the app, go to Settings, then Auto-fill Services, and enable any of the needed services

Note: Learn more about how to use BitWarden on Android Devices





Article ID: 138886
Fri 10/22/21 11:53 AM
Tue 10/25/22 9:33 AM
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