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How to change your 1Password account password

You can change your account password at any time, like when you want to make it stronger or if it was used for another account.


If you know your password, you can change it at any time. If you forgot your password, try to recover it.

The change account password prompt on

The password you use to sign in to and unlock the 1Password apps is your account password.

You can change your password on

  1. Sign in to your account on
  2. Click your name in the top right and choose My Profile.
  3. Click Change Password. Learn how to choose a good account password.

After you change your password, prepare a new copy of your Emergency Kit and fill in your new password.

If you’re using 1Password 7 for Windows, you’ll need to finish changing your password in the app. Open and unlock 1Password using your old password, click the red authentication error banner, and sign in with your new password.

As of 1/26/2023, 1Password increased the number of iterations used in hashing account passwords for new accounts. To apply the change to your existing account, you can change your password or regenerate your Secret Key. If you change your password, you can reuse your current password to apply the increase.

To regenerate your Secret Key, sign in to your account on, click your name in the top right and choose My Profile, then click Regenerate Secret Key.

Learn more about how 1Password uses PBKDF2 to keep your account password secure.

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