Mozilla, a popular web browser introduced Firefox Lockwise to Android as far back in 2019. As a password manager, it made it very easy and efficient to bring your saved account information to any app on your phone without depending on your web browser.
Recently, an update to Firefox transforming it into an automatic fill service. Lockwise is no longer required, and a shutdown date is marked for next month.
According to an article post from Mozilla, Lockwise support might end on December 13th, 2021, leaving end users just a couple of weeks to make sure they’ve updated or installed Firefox on their phones.
Version 4.0.3 is proposed to be the last version coming to the Play Store, so any bugs or missing features will remain unfixed from here on out.
While the app may continue to function for end users who have it installed, it’s getting removed from the Play Store soon.
Probably you’ve been using Lockwise to log into your library of apps, there’s no need to stress about losing access. Instead, just make sure you’re running Firefox 93 or higher on your phone, as well.
Mozilla’s October update to its browser brought full autofill support to Android, though it still doesn’t use Android 11’s handy keyboard UI.
You’ll have to make do with the ancient drop-down method, though it uses biometrics for authentication.
Lockwise will remain on the Play Store for the next two and a half weeks or so, in case you’ve been looking to try it out before it’s gone.
For everyone else, make sure you’re running the latest version of Firefox using the link below or the latest APK from APK Mirror.
The earlier the better, if you know you will need the App, please go download it now to enjoy the features, before it is taken down.
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