Saving and filling passwords

Use the password generator to change and strengthen your passwords

Learn how to use the password generator to create strong passwords for all your online accounts.

Before you change a password, make sure the current password for the site is saved in 1Password. Learn how to save passwords on your computer, your iPhone or iPad, or your Android device.

Then, use the password generator to change and strengthen your passwords.

Change your password in your browser

Before you change a password in your browser, you’ll need to set up 1Password in your browser on your computer, your iPhone or iPad, or your Android device.

If you want to change your password on your Android device, follow the steps to change your password in the 1Password app.

Step 1: Sign in to your account

Sign in to the website where you want to change your password, then find the “change password” page.

For example, on Twitter, go to “Settings and privacy”, then choose “Change your password”.

If the website asks for your current password, click or tap in the field and choose your login. If you don’t see your login, click or tap the 1Password icon in the field.

Fill your current password

Step 2: Create your new password

  1. Click or tap in the new password field and choose Use Suggested Password.

    If you don't see Used Suggested Password, click or tap the 1Password icon in the field.

  2. Click or tap Update when 1Password asks you to update your login for the site.

    Get help if 1Password doesn't ask you to update your login.

Use a suggested password

Step 3: Save your new password on the website

After you update your login in 1Password, click or tap Save on the website (or the equivalent).

Change your password in the app

You can also change your password in the 1Password app.

Step 1: Sign in to your account

Sign in to the website where you want to change your password, then find the “change password” page. For example, on Twitter, go to “Settings and privacy”, then choose “Change your password”.

Step 2: Copy your password

Before you change your password, copy the current one if you need it:

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Find the item, then click the password field to copy it.
  3. Paste the password where you need it, like a website’s change password page.
Copy a password from the item details

Step 3: Create your new password

To create a new password for an item:

  1. Select the item, then click Edit.
  2. Click the password field, then click Create a New Password.
  3. Adjust the settings based on the website requirements, then click Use.
  4. Click Save, then click the password field to copy it.
  5. Paste the password where you need it, like a website’s change password page.
Generate a password in 1Password for Mac

Before you change a password in the app, you’ll need to set up Autofill on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 1: Sign in to your account

Sign in to the website where you want to change your password, then find the “change password” page. For example, on Twitter, go to “Settings and privacy”, then choose “Change your password”.

Step 2: Enter your current password

If the website asks for your current password, use Autofill to fill it.

If you can’t fill the current password, copy and paste it.

Step 3: Create your new password

To create a new password for an item:

  1. Open and unlock the 1Password app.
  2. Find the item, tap it to see its details, and tap Edit.
  3. Tap the current password and tap Create a New Password.
  4. Adjust the settings based on the website requirements, then tap Use.
  5. Tap Save, then tap the password field to copy the new password.
  6. Paste or fill the password where you need it, like a website’s change password page.
Generate a password in 1Password for iOS

Step 1: Sign in to your account

Sign in to the website where you want to change your password, then find the “change password” page. For example, on Twitter, go to “Settings and privacy”, then choose “Change your password”.

Step 2: Copy your password

Before you change your password, copy the current one if you need it:

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Find the item, then click the password field to copy it.
  3. Paste the password where you need it, like a website’s change password page.
Copy a password from the item details

Step 3: Create your new password

To create a new password for an item:

  1. Select the item, then click Edit.
  2. Click the password field, then click Create a New Password.
  3. Adjust the settings based on the website requirements, then click Use.
  4. Click Save, then click the password field to copy it.
  5. Paste the password where you need it, like a website’s change password page.
Generate a password in 1Password for Windows

Before you change a password in the app, you’ll need to set up Autofill on your Android device.

Step 1: Sign in to your account

Sign in to the website where you want to change your password, then find the “change password” page. For example, on Twitter, go to “Settings and privacy”, then choose “Change your password”.

Step 2: Enter your current password

If the website asks for your current password, use Autofill to fill it.

If you can’t fill the current password, copy and paste it.

Step 3: Create your new password

To create a new password for an item:

  1. Open and unlock the 1Password app.
  2. Find the item, tap it to see its details, and tap Edit.
  3. Tap the current password and tap Create a New Password.
  4. Adjust the settings based on the website requirements, then tap Use.
  5. Tap Save, then tap the password field and choose Copy to copy the new password.
  6. Paste or fill the password where you need it, like a website’s change password page.
Generate a password in 1Password for Android

Step 1: Sign in to your account

Sign in to the website where you want to change your password, then find the “change password” page. For example, on Twitter, go to “Settings and privacy”, then choose “Change your password”.

Step 2: Copy your password

Before you change your password, copy the current one if you need it:

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Find the item, then click the password field to copy it.
  3. Paste the password where you need it, like a website’s change password page.
Copy a password from the item details

Step 3: Create your new password

To create a new password for an item:

  1. Select the item, then click Edit.
  2. Click the password field, then click Create a New Password.
  3. Adjust the settings based on the website requirements, then click Use.
  4. Click Save, then click the password field to copy it.
  5. Paste the password where you need it, like a website’s change password page.
Generate a password in 1Password for Linux

Get help

If you don’t see the 1Password icon in your browser, learn how to add 1Password to your browser’s toolbar.

If you used the password generator and can’t find the password to sign in, learn how to recover the password.

If you need to choose a different login to update

If 1Password prompts you to save your new password as a new Login item, or if you need to update a different item than what 1Password suggests, you can choose the correct Login item before you save your changes.

  1. Click the dropdown menu above the name of the login.
  2. Choose the correct login for the site.
  3. Click Update.
Use the dropdown menu above the name of the login to choose the correct login to update

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