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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.

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

Unlock 1Password for Mac using your Apple Watch

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. Click your account or collection at the top of the sidebar and choose Preferences.
  3. Click Security, then select Apple Watch.

Now you can use your Apple Watch to unlock 1Password. But don’t forget your account 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, open the app. If 1Password is locked, you’ll see a message that “1Password is trying to unlock.”

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

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

Double-click the side button to approve on Apple Watch

Click the Apple Watch button on the lock screen

Get help

Sometimes you’ll need to enter your account password instead of using Apple Watch to unlock:

  • If you haven’t entered your account password in 2 weeks
  • If your Apple Watch is locked

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 macOS Catalina 10.15 or later and a Mac with a Secure Enclave  :

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