GETTING STARTED GUIDE

for Android

Introduction

SplashID Safe provides quick and easy access to all of your personal identification information, including usernames, passwords, credit cards, PINs, calling card numbers, frequent flyer numbers, insurance info and more. Data is stored in a secure, encrypted, password protected format and can be synchronized between SplashID Safe on your mobile device and SplashID Safe on the desktop (Windows, Mac OS, and web). You may prefer to do most of your data entry on the desktop, however, since it's faster and easier with a keyboard, and then synchronize the data with your mobile.

Account Types

Based on an all new SplashID 7.0 architecture, SplashID Safe is now the only password manager that lets the user choose how to handle sensitive records:

SplashID Cloud Services is first and foremost seamless automatic sync across all your computers & devices via our secure cloud server: anywhere, anytime. It's the quintessential "set it and forget it" sync solution for secure data.

In addition to automatic sync, the optional SplashID Cloud Services also include a new web-based version of SplashID Safe, in-app support, and access to a full suite of identity protection services with experts available on demand by phone.

Pricing: $1.99/month or $19.99/year

This is the familiar Wi-Fi sync solution that has been in SplashID Safe since version 4. Manually connect the handheld and desktop apps over your local Wi-Fi network.

Pricing: $29.99 one-time purchase

This option exists for those users who don't plan on synchronizing their SplashID Safe data. Your data will exist only in the local database on the device, and will not be automatically backed up or synchronized with any desktop or web app.

Pricing: $9.99 one-time purchase

Record List

The record list is your main view for SplashID Safe. From here you will browse, search, add, edit, and view records.

Record List

Record Details

When you tap on a record in the Record List, it opens the Record Details screen. From here you can copy by long-tapping a field, edit or delete the record, send the record, or open a web login in the built-in browser.

Record Details

Editing Records

While viewing a record, tap the Edit button to make changes. This is also what you see when you tap the New Record button from the Record List.

Edit Record

A couple of menu options are available on this screen as well:

  • Customize Fields -- You may customize field labels or set the field masking. You may also edit field labels globally by going to Record List > Settings > Edit Types.
  • Generate Password -- Opens our strong password generator tool. See below.

To generate a password:

  1. Select the field in which you wish to generate a password.
  2. Press Menu > Generate Password.
  3. Set the Length.
  4. Choose from the "Include these Characters" table one or more options of letters, numbers, symbols, or a combination thereof. The Strength meter will show you how strong the password will be based on the selected attributes.
  5. Tap Generate. A password will be displayed for your review.
  6. Tap Generate again to generate a new one until you find one you like.
  7. Tap Select when you have decided.

Field Tools

Types & Categories

Types

The difference between Categories and Types is best illustrated by example. You use Categories to separate your Business records from your Personal records, while you use Types to separate your Credit Card records from your Web Login records.

Categories act as filters for grouping related records. The two predefined Categories are Business and Personal, though you may add more by choosing Edit Categories from the Settings screen.

Types act as templates, which define the structure for the items you want to store in SplashID. You may define up to 9 Custom field labels and a default icon for each type, as well as specify the fields you wish to mask. For example, you may create a type for Web Logins, which includes Custom field labels for username, password and URL, with a globe icon, and the password field masked; and you may create a Type for Credit Cards which includes Custom field labels for credit card number, expiration date and PIN, with a Visa icon, and the credit card number and PIN masked.

Settings

Below is a brief description of what each of the settings do.

  • Email -- This email address needs to be valid and the same on every version of SplashID Safe you use.
  • Change Email -- Use this tool if you need to change your email for some reason.
  • Account Summary & Sync -- View your account status and switch to a different sync solution.
  • Account Password -- Select to edit the password protecting SplashID. See Security for more info.
  • Clear Filters on Exit -- This preference, when enabled, will reset the Category and Type filter selections when you exit the application, so when you return all items will be displayed.
  • Timeout Setting -- Change your auto-locking timeout period: Immediately up to 30 minutes.
  • Edit Types -- Displays the Types which you may edit or delete. Select an existing type and tap edit, or tap New to create a new one.
  • Edit Categories -- Displays the Categories which you may edit or delete. Select an existing type and tap edit, or tap New to create a new one.
  • Delete All Records -- Deletes all records in the database, in case you wish to start fresh.
  • Backup -- This will make a full backup of your encrypted SplashID database on your SD card. This way you can restore the database later if you delete and reinstall SplashID, have data loss, or if you change devices.
  • Restore -- Restores a backup from your SD card. Please note that the password on your database will be replaced with the password you set at the time of the backup.
  • Getting Started Guide -- This guide.
  • Send Feedback -- This tool is intended to be used to make suggestions or feature requests. You will not get a reply to this email, so if you need technical support, please submit a ticket.
  • About SplashID -- Displays the version info.

Security

Setting a Password -- You must set a password to protect your data.
  • Remember this password. You will need to use this same password to open SplashID Safe on all platforms.
  • Your password must be at least 4 characters in length.
  • This password is case sensitive.
  • A strong password of at least 6 characters including at least one number, one upper case character, and one non-alphanumeric character is strongly recommended.
  • Once you set a password, SplashID encrypts your data using 256-bit Blowfish encryption to ensure data security.
  • You can optionally enter a hint to remind you of your password if you forget.

Entering a Password -- You will be required to enter your password each time you launch SplashID, or when you turn on your handheld if SplashID was last running when it was turned off.

Changing a Password -- To change a password, select Set Password from the Settings screen, enter your Old Password, then enter and confirm the New Password.

Sharing Records

When viewing the Record Info, tap the menu button, then select Email vID. Then you have the option to set a password, which will encrypt the file and is recommended. Then you will be taken to a screen where you enter the recipient address, subject, and any message you wish to add. A SplashID vID file will be attached to the email containing the record data. It can only be imported into the SplashID Safe desktop or web applications.

Synchronization

You have an important choice to make between local Wi-Fi sync and SplashID Cloud Services. Here's how they are used:

With version 7, we've introduced a new cloud syncing service that seamlessly updates any changes to your records when you launch the application. No more fussing with Wi-Fi sync (unless you want to).

Here's the great thing about it - we don't have to explain how to use it. Just login to your various SplashID Safe versions (iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows, Android, Windows 8, Windows Phone, BlackBerry 10, and web app!) with the same email address, and your data synchronizes automatically. Never is it out of sync, never do you have to worry about loss of data or backing up. It just works.

This is the familiar Wi-Fi sync solution that has been in SplashID Safe since version 4. Manually connect the handheld and desktop apps over your local Wi-Fi network.

Items may be created or edited on the Handheld or Desktop and the changes can be synchronized over your local Wi-Fi network. You can download the SplashID Safe desktop for Mac or Windows from splashid.com.

By default information is synchronized in both directions, but you can adjust the settings, in Sync settings which can be found in the Options/Preferences dialog.

In most cases, you will wish to leave the Default setting (on the right) set to Synchronize. This means that after changing it to Desktop Overwrites Handheld and doing a sync, it will revert back to Synchronize for the next sync so you don't have to go back in and change the setting back manually.

Here are the possible sync settings and the results they will bring about:

  • Synchronize -- Changes made on the Handheld or the Desktop will be synchronized. If a record is edited on both sides between syncs, the latest edit will win.
  • Desktop overwrites handheld -- All data on the Desktop is copied to the handheld. Any data on the Handheld will be replaced.
  • Handheld overwrites Desktop -- All data on the Handheld is copied to the Desktop. Any data on the Desktop will be replaced.

In order to synchronize, you must do the following:

  1. Turn Wi-Fi on on your handheld device, then select the same network that your computer is on for your handheld to join
  2. Open the SplashID desktop
  3. Select the correct user from the User menu in the SplashID desktop to match the device name
  4. Set the passwords the same on both the desktop and handheld software
  5. Adjust the Sync settings in Options/Preferences > Sync if you wish
  6. Start the Sync on the handheld, by selecting Wi-Fi sync from the Settings screen

Manual IP Address Sync

If you have trouble connecting your handheld and desktop SplashID, or if you want to want to sync remotely over the Internet, you can sync using a manual IP address.

To do this, open the Sync dialog on the handheld and tap where it says Enter an IP Address "To sync with."

Enter the IP address of the desktop computer, either on the local network or the public IP if connected directly to the Internet You can find this IP address in the SplashID Desktop under Options/Preferences > Sync.

Backup & Restore

Backup
From the Menu Options, select Backup SplashID. This will make a full backup of your encrypted SplashID database on your SD card. This way you can restore the database later if you delete and reinstall SplashID, have data loss, or if you change devices.

Restore
From the Menu Options, select Backup SplashID. Please note that the password on your database will be replaced with the password you set at the time of the backup.

Desktop
The other better option to backup your SplashID data is to sync with the SplashID Safe desktop. You can download it from splashid.com.

Getting Support

SplashData offers technical support and other resources online. SplashID Safe support is customized to meet your needs. Please visit:

http://support.splashdata.com

You can view knowledge base articles, ask public questions, and contact customer support to get the answers you need.