Lastpass a Free Tier, and which has helped make it one of the more popular password managers around. But that free tier is now getting some big limitations.
LastPass users will no longer be able to use the password manager on their phones from March 16 on a free plan. And Laptop. They have to choose one type of device.
The LastPass free plan now has two options:
- Desktop only: If you choose the desktop option, you can only access your data from any Mac, Windows or Linux PC, including desktop PCs or laptops.
- Mobile only: If you choose Mobile, you can only access your data from iPhone, iPad or Android phone / device (like Samsung Galaxy phone).
What you will not be able to do is to use LastPass for free on your computer and phone. This is not going to work for many people, which means that either it is time to upgrade to a payment plan ($ 36 per year for a single user, $ 48 per year for families) or have your data elsewhere Move.
There are many other password services that we think are better than LastPass, and one of them is also free. If you want to switch, see in front of us Update guide for the best password managers. Once you decide where you want to take your password, you will have to export your data from LastPass and import it into the new service.
How to export your LastPass data
LastPass has two export options: a CSV file or an encrypted file. If you are switching to any of the services in our guide, there is an option to use CSV.
It is important to note that CSV is a plain text file, which means that this file that we are about to export will be unencrypted in plain text without all your password data. Be very careful with this export file. I suggest exporting on your desktop or laptop using a browser extension, but only on a network that you trust. Once you import that data into the new password manager, be sure to delete the plain text file.
The easiest way to get your data out LastPass Web Browser Extension, Which you can get from the LastPass site. Once you install the browser extension, click the toolbar button in your browser to open the LastPass menu. Click on Account options, Then Advanced, Then Export. Then you should see an option called “LastPass CSV File”. Click on that link and your web browser will save the resulting file on your hard drive.
If you are on a phone or tablet (or have already chosen a mobile plan), then you have to use lastpass.com. Beware. Many browsers will not download an automatically generated file. To access the site, log into your account and expand the sidebar menu on the left and click advanced options menu item. Then click Export Options, enter your master password, and click Presented. This will then open a CSV file in your browser. Some browsers will download this file automatically. If not yours, just select all and copy it. Then open Notepad (Windows) or TextEdit (MacOS) and paste in the CSV data. Choose File> Save As Enter a name in Notepad or TextEdit and finally with the .csv extension. Be sure to save it as plain text (not rich text).