Saving and filling passwords

Copy and fill passwords into apps that don’t work with 1Password

Learn how to quickly access your passwords and copy them into other places, like apps that don’t have 1Password integration, or authentication dialogs on the web.

Sometimes you’ll need to enter your password into an app or window that doesn’t work with 1Password:

  • When you’re signing in to an app on your Mac or PC
  • When you’re asked for your Apple ID on an iOS device
  • When you’re signing in to a website using an HTTP authentication prompt

In these situations, you should take advantage of the ability to copy your passwords from 1Password.

Copy passwords

1Password provides efficient shortcuts for copying passwords to the clipboard, so you can paste them into other apps and windows.

Open 1Password mini

To open 1Password mini, click the 1Password icon in your menu bar or press Option-Command-Backslash (\). If 1Password is locked, enter your Master Password. Then use the mouse or arrow keys to navigate to the item, or start typing to search for it.

Copy a password

  • Mouse or trackpad: Click the password field in the item details.
  • Keyboard: Press Shift-Command-C when the item is selected.

    To copy a username, press Control-Command-C.
    To copy a one-time password, press Shift-Control-Command-C.

Open an item in a separate window for quick access

To open an item from 1Password mini in a separate window, click open in a separate window in the top right corner of the item details. Then you can switch to another app and copy your username and password without needing to open 1Password mini again.

Add frequently used items to Favorites

To add a password to your Favorites, select an item to see its details, then click above the item name.

Manage clipboard settings

For your security, 1Password can automatically remove copied passwords from the clipboard. Choose 1Password > Preferences, then click Security. Enter a time in seconds next to “Clear clipboard contents after”, or turn off the setting if you never want 1Password to clear the clipboard.

Copy passwords

1Password provides efficient shortcuts for copying passwords to the clipboard, so you can paste them into other apps.

Copy a password

To copy a password, swipe right over an item, then tap Copy Password.

Swipe right to copy a password

Use Quick Copy

Copying both your username and password is as easy as switching apps:

  1. Tap an item to view its details, then tap your username to copy it.
  2. Switch to another app and paste your username.
  3. Switch back to 1Password, and your password is copied automatically.
  4. Switch to the other app and paste your password.

If your item includes a one-time password, switch back to 1Password a final time, and it will be copied automatically.

Tap to copy your username

Add frequently used items to Favorites

When you add an item to your Favorites, you can quickly copy any of its details.

To add an item to your Favorites, tap it to see its details, then scroll down and tap Add to Favorites.

To copy item details from Favorites, tap an item, then tap the detail you want to copy.

Tap to copy a username or password

Manage clipboard settings

For your security, 1Password can automatically remove copied passwords from the clipboard. Tap Settings > Security, then tap Clear Clipboard. Choose when you want 1Password to clear the clipboard.

Copy passwords

1Password provides efficient shortcuts for copying passwords to the clipboard, so you can paste them into other apps and windows.

Open 1Password mini

To open 1Password mini, select the 1Password icon in the notification area or press Ctrl + Alt + backslash (\). If 1Password is locked, enter your Master Password. Then use the mouse or arrow keys to navigate to the item, or just start typing to search for it.

Copy a password

  • Mouse or trackpad: Right-click any item in 1Password or 1Password mini, then click to copy the username, password, or other item detail.
  • Keyboard: Press Ctrl + Shift + C when the item is selected.

copy password value from item menu

Add frequently used items to Favorites

To add a password to your Favorites, select an item to see its details, then click Favorite in the top right.

Manage clipboard settings

For your security, 1Password can automatically remove copied passwords from the clipboard. Choose 1Password > Settings, then click Security. Choose when you want 1Password to clear the clipboard. 1Password will attempt to restore content that was previously in your clipboard after it automatically clears what you copied in 1Password.

Copy passwords

To copy a password, tap an item to see its details, then tap the password and choose Copy.

Add frequently used items to Favorites

To add an item to your Favorites, tap it, then tap in the top right.

Manage clipboard settings

For your security, 1Password can automatically remove copied passwords from the clipboard. Tap Settings > Security, then tap “Automatically clear clipboard” and choose how often you want 1Password to clear the clipboard.

Next steps

You can also fill passwords directly:

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