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Use your fingerprint, face, or eyes to unlock 1Password on your Android device

Learn how to set up and use biometric unlock in 1Password on your Android device.

Set up biometric unlock

Before you can set up biometric unlock in 1Password, you’ll need to set up your device to unlock with your fingerprint , face , or eyes. Then follow these steps:

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Tap the icon for your account or collection at the top right and choose Settings > Security.

    If you're using a tablet, tap your account or collection at the top of the sidebar.

  3. Tap to turn on biometric unlock, then place your finger on the fingerprint sensor, or let your device scan your face or eyes.

Now you can use your fingerprint or a simple glance to unlock 1Password. But don’t forget your 1Password account password. Sometimes you’ll need to enter it instead of using biometric unlock.

Use biometric unlock

After setting up biometric unlock, open 1Password. If 1Password is locked, you can use your fingerprint, face, or eyes instead of your account password.

Place your finger on the fingerprint sensor, or let your device scan your face or eyes, until 1Password unlocks.

Sometimes you might see the fingerprint or eyes button beside the account password field, like when you cancel the biometric unlock prompt. Tap it and the prompt will appear.

Unlock 1Password biometric prompt

The lock screen in 1Password for Android showing the fingerprint button beside the account password field

Get help

Sometimes, you’ll need to enter your account password instead of using biometric unlock:

  • If your fingerprint, face, or eyes aren’t recognized several times in a row
  • If you haven’t entered your account password in two weeks
  • If you add or delete fingerprint, face, or eye data from your device

If you use your Android device at work, learn how to set up biometric unlock on your work profile .

If you still need help, follow these steps. Try again after each step:

  1. Make sure you have the latest version of 1Password.
  2. Make sure you can unlock your device with your fingerprint , face , or eyes.
  3. Turn off biometric unlock in Settings > Security, then turn it on again.
  4. Try to delete your fingerprint or face data , then add your fingerprint or face data again.

Biometric unlock requires a device that supports the Android BiometricPrompt API. Unlocking 1Password with your fingerprint requires a fingerprint sensor and Android 9 (Pie) or later. Unlocking 1Password with your face or eyes requires facial recognition or an iris scanner and Android 10 or later.

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