If, like many of us, you’ve enjoyed using LastPass’s excellent free tier over the years, you’re probably baffled that LastPass is going to change the way free access works. Starting March 16, you can only sync your LastPass database between mobile devices or computers, but not both. So if you want to keep using the same passwords on your phone and laptop, you’ll have to pay and join LastPass’s premium plan for $ 3 a month.
Of course, not everyone is wild about paying a subscription fee – or has the free money to do so. If you are, you are probably looking for a password manager to replace LastPass. But you don’t want to leave all your collected passwords and logins behind. Fortunately, you can quickly and easily export and import your LastPass passwords and login information into your new password manager of choice. So check out our list of the best password managers and dive into our guide on how to get out of LastPass and take your passwords with you.
Export your LastPass database
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Step 1: Go to your LastPass Vault and select Advanced options Export
Step 2: Enter your password again and press To send, and you will either be asked to download your database or you will be treated to a full screen view of your entire database in plain text.
Step 3: If you have a full screen text document, copy and paste your data into a program such as Notepad and save it as a “.csv” file. Call it something memorable, such as “passwords.csv” or “export.csv”.
Please note some special characters can be changed by the export process, especially ampersands (&), so please take a moment to review your details to make sure nothing like this has happened to you.
Discover the alternatives
You have your passwords, so it’s time to explore the alternatives available to you. As mentioned before, you’ll find a list of the best password managers we recommend, and we’ll walk you through importing your passwords into two of the more popular alternatives.
Switch to Bitwarden
Bitwarden is probably the next big password manager to try if you’re bouncing off LastPass because of the free tier changes. Unlike many competitors, it has a solid free option, and if you decide to upgrade, it will cost you just $ 10 a year. Not per month – per yearThat’s pretty great value, and it helps sugar any subscription-based pill. Importing your passwords into Bitwarden is very easy and can be done in a few moments.
Step 1: Log into your Bitwarden Vault and click Tools Import data LastPass (csv)and select your .csv file.
Step 2: Click Import data, and you’re done.
Switch to Dashlane
Dashlane offers a great service if you’re looking for a simple password manager that won’t cost you a dime if you’re a small, individual user. However, the free tier gives you room for just 50 passwords and a single device, making it much less desirable if you jump from LastPass due to the new limits on the free tier. Still, you can switch if you really want to, and it’s easy to import your passwords.
Step 1: Open the Dashlane app on your PC or Mac and select File Import passwords LastPass
Step 2: Click The next and select the .csv file with your passwords. Click Import
Step 3: Select the passwords you want to import and click Import again.
Delete your LastPass account and data
The final step is to delete your LastPass account and its data. Passwords are precious resources and you don’t want to leave them on the Internet so that no one can find them. That’s why it’s good practice to empty your LastPass account when you’re done with it.
Step 1: Go to the LastPass Delete Account website. This is your only stopover for deleting and deleting your account.
Step 2: The option you want is removeClick on it and then click Yes to indicate that you know your master password.
Step 3: Enter your master password and click remove to confirm your deletion.
That’s it – don’t forget to delete your unprotected text files with all your passwords, and you’re done.