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Get to know 1Password for Android

If you’re new to 1Password, learn how to use the Android app to manage your passwords, credit cards, secure notes, and more.

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1Password for Android is the simple, beautiful password manager you’ve been looking for. Easily organize your secure information, fill passwords in your browsers and apps, and have everything available at your fingertips.

Before you get started, set up 1Password on your Android or Chrome OS device.

Create and edit items

To create an item, tap New Item and choose a category. Enter the details and tap Save.

To edit an item, tap it, then tap Edit. When you’re finished making changes, tap Save.

To return to the item list, tap Back.

To see everything in the current vault, tap Categories, then tap All Items. To see only certain types of items, choose a different category from the list.

Use 1Password in other apps

You can use 1Password to fill and save usernames and passwords in browsers and other apps on your Android device.

Learn more about using 1Password in other apps.

Use Autofill to fill passwords

Drag and drop to fill in other apps

With Android 7 or later, you can use split-screen mode to open 1Password and another app at the same time. Learn how to use split-screen mode. 

Use drag and drop to fill details in apps

While using split-screen mode, you can drag item details, like usernames and passwords, from 1Password to other apps.

You can also drag text from other apps into 1Password when creating or editing an item.

Organize with favorites and tags

You can organize your items with tags or mark them as favorites to quickly access them when you need them.

To mark an item as a favorite, tap it to see its details, then tap .

To create a tag, edit an item, then scroll down to the tags section. Tap Add Tag, enter the name of a tag, and tap “Create tag”. When you’re finished, tap Back to return to the item details, then tap Save.

Learn more about favorites and tags.

Use Tags to organize your items

Search 1Password

Searching is the fastest way to find what you need in 1Password.

To search 1Password by item titles and websites, tap the magnifying glass above the item list.

Learn more about searching 1Password.

Use search to find items

Sort items

You can sort items in any list to find what you need quickly.

To change how items are sorted, tap “Sort by” at the top of the item list, then choose an option. Tap the option again to reverse the order.

Sort items to find what you need quickly

Switch vaults and accounts

You can use vaults in 1Password to organize your items and share them with others. If you have multiple 1Password accounts, each account will have its own vaults.

To switch to a specific vault or view items from all the vaults in an account, tap the All Vaults icon and choose a vault or account from the list. If you have a different vault selected, you’ll see its icon instead of the All Vaults icon.

Learn how to use All Vaults to see all your items at once.

Switch vaults

Move and copy items

To move or copy items from one vault to another:

  1. In any item list, touch and hold an item, then tap the other items you want to select. To select all the items in a list, tap > Select All.
  2. To move the items, tap Move. To copy the items, tap Copy. Then choose a vault.
    If you don’t see Copy, first tap .

Learn more about moving and copying items.

Select items to move or copy from the overflow menu

Use Watchtower

Watchtower tells you about password breaches and other security problems on the websites you have saved in 1Password.

To get alerted when a website you have an account for is added to Watchtower, go to Settings > Notifications and turn on “Watchtower alerts”.

Learn how to use Watchtower.

Item with a vulnerable password

Format secure notes

Add formatting to your secure notes with Markdown. View them in rich text, complete with headers, bold and italic styles, lists, and more.

Learn how to format your secure notes with Markdown.

Use Markdown to format notes

Enlarge passwords

You can temporarily enlarge a password to make it easier to see while entering it on another device or reading it aloud.

To enlarge a password, tap it and choose Large Type.

Magnify passwords with Large Type

Use the dark theme

You can use 1Password with a dark background, which may help conserve battery power on devices with OLED screens and reduce eye strain, especially in low light. Tap Settings > Display > Theme.

To always use the dark theme, choose Dark.

To follow your device’s settings, choose “System default” or “Set by Battery Saver”.

The Favorites screen in dark mode

Archive and delete items

To move an item to the Archive, tap it, then tap > Archive item.

To restore an item from the Archive, tap Categories, then tap Archive. Select the item, then tap Restore.

To restore all items, tap > Select all, then tap Restore.

To delete an item, tap it, then tap > Delete item.

Learn how to restore previous versions of items.

The archive and delete item options

Lock and unlock 1Password

When you’re done using 1Password, you can lock it. To lock 1Password, tap > Lock.

To unlock 1Password again, enter your account password. You can also use your fingerprint, face, eyes, or a PIN code to unlock 1Password.

Learn how to set 1Password to lock automatically.

Unlock 1Password biometric prompt

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