How to copy databases from my computer to my smartphone (Android and iOS)

Thanks to the new .pswe format, file transfer from your computer to your smartphone and vice versa is very easy. Thus, you can easily transfer databases that you created with and stored on your local system to your smartphone in order to also have access to your databases from your smartphone.

To do so, proceed as follows:

iOS app

1. Please download the app Password Depot from the App store and install the program on your smartphone.

2. Start iTunes on your computer and log in with your Apple-ID and password.

3. Connect your iPhone to your computer, go to iTunes and select there your mobile device (at the top on the left you will find a symbol of a smartphone in the tab "Library"). Now, click on "File Sharing" (the last possible option to select under "Settings").

4. Please tag the app Password Depot on the left. Now, you can add databases which are stored on your computer to your iPhone using the option "Add File". If you select a database stored on your iPhone and click on "Save", you can store it on your local system.

If you don't want to use iTunes for transferring your databases to your iPhone, you can also copy your files from your computer to your smartphone by following the steps below:

1. Open your email account and send an email to your own email address with your pswe file attached. In fact, this is possible because a pswe file can be sent via email the same way as you can send a Word document etc.

2. Sign in to your email account on your iPhone and download the pswe file from the email you have just sent. Save your database on your smartphone in Save to Files -> On my iPhone -> Password Depot. Finally, click on "Add" to continue.

3. Open Password Depot on your smartphone. You should now be able to see and open the database you have just downloaded in the Database Manager. 

Note: Your database is always encrypted, even if you send it by email.


Android app

1. Download the Password Depot Android app from the Google Play Store and install it on your device.

2. Connect it to your computer, e.g. through Bluetooth or USB cable, and open the Windows Explorer. Now, open the directory where you have stored your databases on your local system. By default this is

C:\Users\<USERNAME>\Documents\Password Depot.

Please select the database you would like to copy to your smartphone. Right click on the file and select Copy.

3. Go back to the Windows Explorer and select your device (e.g. a smartphone or tablet). Go to the "Documents" folder. Right click again and select Paste. Your database will now be copied to your Android device. 

Note: It is not necessary to choose this special path in order to copy your databases from your computer to your Android device. You can choose any path/folder you want, all of them should work.

4. Now, open the Password Depot Android app on your device and go to the Database Manager.

Note: Unfortunately, you can no longer use the "Shared Folders" area for storing your databases from version 15.1.0 onwards since this is against the Android policies. External applications are no longer allowed to access an Android device's file system directly. Therefore, we had to remove supporting the "Shared Folders" area with the last update of our Android app. This means, on the other hand, that you can now only use the "Protected Storage" for saving and accessing databases on your Android device.

5. Due to the above mentioned changes, please continue as follows:

Go to the "Shared Folders" area and click Import Database/Key file. Afterwards, select the database you transferred from your computer to your smartphone in the first place. You should see it by opening the folder "Documents", for example (you can also choose other folders, it actually depends on the folder you used for pasting your database). All the selected databases should then be imported into the app's protected storage successfully.  Please click the link below if you would like to get detailed instructions about the process of importing databases and key files:

Why can I no longer open my databases after updating to version 15.0.9 and higher?

6. Now, go back to the Password Depot Android app and select DB Manager. Open the protected storage afterwards. Here, you should now see all databases which were imported from the shared folders area. Select one to open it. 

ATTENTION: Please note that both the Android and iOS edition can only work with the .pswe or .pswd file format. In general, we recommend using the *.pswe file format for your databases. 

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