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 Pin on Screen. Then you can switch to another app and copy your username and password without needing to open 1Password mini again. You can close the window when you’re done.

Manage clipboard settings

To manage your clipboard settings, choose 1Password > Preferences > Security:

  • To automatically remove copied passwords from the clipboard, 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.
  • To allow anything you copy in 1Password to be available on your nearby devices where you’ve set up Universal Clipboard,¬† turn on “Allow Universal 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

Copy item details from Favorites

When you mark an item as a favorite, you can quickly copy any of its details.

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

Learn more about favorites.

Tap to copy a username or password

Manage clipboard settings

To manage your clipboard settings, tap Settings > Security:

  • To automatically remove copied passwords from the clipboard after 90 seconds, turn on Clear Clipboard.
  • To allow anything you copy in 1Password to be available on your nearby devices where you’ve set up Universal Clipboard,¬† turn on Allow Universal Clipboard.

Copy passwords

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

Copy a password

To copy a password:

  • Mouse or trackpad: Click the password field in the item details.
  • Keyboard: Press Ctrl¬†+¬†Shift¬†+¬†C when the item is selected.

    To copy a one-time password, press Ctrl + Alt + C.

copy password value from item menu

Use Quick Access

Use Quick Access to copy a password without leaving the app you’re working in.

To open Quick Access, right-click the 1Password icon in the notification area and select Open Quick Access (Ctrl + Shift + Space). Then choose an item from the list of suggestions, or start typing to search for a different item.

Learn more about Quick Access.

 

copy password value from item menu

Manage clipboard settings

For your security, 1Password automatically removes copied passwords from the clipboard. To turn off this setting:

  1. Click the All Accounts icon All Accounts and choose Settings.

    If you have an account or collection selected, you'll see its name instead of All Accounts.

  2. Click Security.
  3. Turn off “Remove copied information and authentication codes after 90 seconds”.

Copy passwords

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

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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