Avast Passwords: Synchronizing Passwords

How to Synchronize Passwords with Avast Account

When you use Avast Passwords to manage your data, you may find it useful to synchronize the data on multiple devices with Avast Passwords installed.

Synchronizing the first device

If Passwords is already configured in your computer's Avast Antivirus but you skipped the synchronization process, enable it as follows:

If Passwords is already configured on your mobile device but you skipped the synchronization process, enable it as follows:

  1. In the Avast Antivirus user interface, go to Settings → Passwords and click Turn on Synchronization.
  2. Log in to your Avast Account.
    If a username is displayed and it is not the account you want to use for synchronization, you must first log out of the account:
    • Exit the login window.
    • Go to the Account section by clicking the username at the top of the main Avast screen.
    • When your account information appears, click Log out in the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Enter the Main Password for the current device and click OK.
  4. A confirmation message appears. Click Continue.
  5. The Passwords settings screen displays the Account name which is used for synchronization.
  1. Go to Settings and tap Synchronization & Backup.
  2. Slide the switch next to the Enable on this device option to the right.
  3. Log in to your Avast Account by selecting a login option. By proceeding, you agree with the End User License Agreement and Privacy Policy.
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap Synchronization and Back-up.
  3. Log in to your Avast Account by selecting a login option. By proceeding, you agree with the End User License Agreement and Privacy Policy.

Once you are logged in, a synchronization group is automatically created and your device starts synchronizing. After your device is synchronized with the account, you receive an email confirmation with details about how to restore your backup.

The password for accessing and restoring the backup is the same as the Main/Master Password for the current device (the first device added to the synchronization group.)

Synchronizing subsequent devices

If Passwords is already configured in Avast Antivirus on your computer but you skipped synchronization and authorization, enable it follows:

If Passwords is already configured on your mobile device but you skipped synchronization and authorization, enable it as follows:

  1. In the Avast Antivirus user interface, go to Settings → Passwords and click Turn on Synchronization.
  2. Log in to the Avast Account for the synchronization group you want to add the device to.
  3. Enter the Main Password for the current device.
  4. A notification appears with a code. A request with the same code appears on your other device(s) linked to the synchronization group.
  5. To authorize the new device, accept the request on your previously authorized Android, PC, or iOS device.
  1. Go to Settings and tap Synchronization & Backup.
  2. Slide the switch next to the Enable on this device option to the right.
  3. Log in to your Avast Account by selecting a login option. By proceeding you agree with the End User License Agreement and Privacy Policy.
    To synchronize your data with an existing synchronization group, you must be logged in to the same Avast Account.
  4. A notification appears with a code. A request with the same code appears on your other device(s) linked to the synchronization group.
  5. To authorize the new device, accept the request on your previously authorized Android, PC, or iOS device.
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap Synchronization and Back-up.
  3. Log in to your Avast Account by selecting a login option. By proceeding you agree with the End User License Agreement and Privacy Policy.
    To synchronize your data with an existing synchronization group, you must be logged in to the same Avast Account.
  4. A notification appears with a code. A request with the same code appears on your other device(s) linked to the synchronization group.
  5. To authorize the new device, accept the request on your previously authorized Android, PC, or iOS device.

Turning off synchronization

You can remove one or more devices from the group at any time by turning off synchronization. However, this means you will lose all Passwords data on the device.

All passwords stored locally in the app will be deleted. However, you can still regain access to the synchronization group:
  • If there are other devices still in the group, you can add the device again.
  • If there are no devices in the group, you can restore a backup of the data.
  1. In the user interface of Avast Antivirus, go to Settings → Passwords and click Turn off synchronization.
  2. Click Yes to confirm. The device is no longer part of the synchronization group and cannot access the Passwords data stored there.
  1. Go to Settings and tap Synchronization & Backup.
  2. Slide the switch next to Enable on this device to the left.
  3. Tap Stop Sync to confirm. The device is no longer part of the synchronization group and cannot access the passwords data stored there.
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap Synchronization and Back-up.
  3. Slide the orange switch in the top right corner to disable the option.
  4. Tap Stop Sync to confirm. The device is no longer part of the synchronization group and cannot access the passwords data stored there.

Restoring a backup

You may need to restore a backup of your passwords data in case you no longer have access to any of the devices in the original group.

You must perform these steps from the device that you want to restore to the synchronization group. If you uninstalled Avast Passwords install it again and configure a new vault before you proceed.
  1. Go to your email linked to the account used for the synchronization group and locate the message with the subject Your backup identity from Avast Software. Click the Restore link in the email.
  2. Click Start now in the message that appears.
  3. Enter your Avast Account credentials if prompted. By proceeding you agree with the End User License Agreement and Privacy Policy.
  4. Enter the Main Password for the current device.
  5. Enter the Main Password for the synchronization group.
  6. Access is restored to the saved data.
  1. Go to your email linked to the account used for the synchronization group and locate the message with the subject Your backup identity from Avast Software. Tap the Restore link in the email.
  2. Tap Open to confirm that you want to open the page in Avast Passwords.
  3. Tap Start now in the message that appears.
  4. Enter your Avast Account credentials if prompted. By proceeding, you agree with the End User License Agreement and Privacy Policy.
  5. Enter the password for the synchronization group.
  6. Access is restored to the saved data. Tap Open vault.
  1. Go to your email linked to the account used for the synchronization group and locate the message with the subject Your backup identity from Avast Software. Tap the Restore link in the email.
  2. Tap Start now in the message that appears.
  3. Enter your Avast Account credentials if prompted. By proceeding, you agree with the End User License Agreement and Privacy Policy.
  4. Enter the Master Password for the synchronization group and tap Unlock.
  5. Access is restored to the saved data. Tap Open vault.
  • Avast Passwords

  • Avast Premier 12.x
  • Avast Internet Security 12.x
  • Avast Pro Antivirus 12.x
  • Avast Free Antivirus 12.x
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro /Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Enterprise / Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home / Professional / Media Center Edition

  • Android 4.1 and higher

  • iOS 8 and higher

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