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Use your Apple Watch to unlock 1Password on your Mac

Learn how to set up and use Apple Watch to unlock 1Password on your Mac.

Unlock 1Password for Mac using your Apple Watch

Help

Unlocking 1Password using your Apple Watch requires a Mac with a Secure Enclave.

Set up Apple Watch

Before you can use your Apple Watch to unlock 1Password, you’ll need to set up Auto Unlock on your Mac¬† . Then follow these steps:

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Choose 1Password > Preferences from the menu bar, and click Security.
  3. Select Apple Watch.

Now you can use your Apple Watch to unlock 1Password. But don’t forget your Master Password. Sometimes you’ll need to enter it instead of using your Apple Watch.

Use Apple Watch

After you set up 1Password to unlock using your Apple Watch, use 1Password in your browser. If 1Password is locked, you’ll see a message that “1Password is trying to unlock.”
1Password is trying to unlock

To approve and unlock 1Password, double-click the side button on your Apple Watch.
Double-click the side button to approve on Apple Watch

If you don’t see the prompt to unlock using Apple Watch, click the Apple Watch button on the lock screen.
Click the Touch ID or Apple Watch button on the lock screen

Manage your settings

To change how often your Master Password is required instead of using Apple Watch to unlock, choose 1Password > Preferences from the menu bar, and click Security. Choose the duration from the Require Master Password pop-up menu.

Learn more about automatically locking 1Password.

Get help

Sometimes you’ll need to enter your Master Password instead of using Apple Watch to unlock:

  • If you’re trying to change your Master Password
  • If the amount of time in Preferences > Security > Require Master Password has elapsed

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 that you are able to use Auto Unlock on your Mac  .
  3. Try turning off Auto Unlock  , restart your Mac, then turn Auto Unlock back on.

Unlocking 1Password using your Apple Watch requires a Mac with a Secure Enclave  :

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