One of the quality of life features included in the Ecosia browser is the ability to save the usernames and passwords that you use on websites and to then use them to automatically sign in. Saving passwords is one technique that can help you to use strong and unique passwords on every website. If you don’t have to remember them, you can create something much stronger for each website, rather than reusing something that’s easy to remember.
Nevertheless, you may not want to use the feature. Perhaps, you already use a password manager that you prefer, or maybe you just don’t worry about the risk of reusing passwords. Thankfully, if you don’t like it, you can just disable the feature and prevent Ecosia from saving your credentials and automatically signing you into websites.
Automatic sign-ins are enabled by default, in the Ecosia browser on Android. So, if you want the feature, you don’t need to change any settings. If you do want to change the settings, however, you need to do so through the in-app settings. To be able to access the in-app settings, you first need to tap the triple-dot icon in the top-right corner of the app.
Next, tap “Settings” which will be second from the bottom of the drop-down menu.
In the settings, tap the second option from the top “Save passwords” to manage the automatic sign-in settings.
Here you will find that there are two options. “Save passwords” will save any new passwords that you use to sign into a website in Ecosia. “Auto Sign-in” is an independent setting, which will use your saved passwords to sign into their respective websites.
Tap “Save passwords” to prevent your browser from saving any new passwords. This won’t stop the browser from using the existing passwords to automatically sign-in however. You can prevent Ecosia from signing in automatically by unticking the “Auto Sign-in” checkbox.