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Get to know 1Password for iOS

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

1Password for iOS on an iPhone and iPad

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

Before you get started, set up 1Password on your iPhone or iPad.

Create and edit items

To create an item, tap 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 Done.

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

To return to the item list at any time, tap Categories.

Use 1Password in Safari

You can use 1Password to fill and save passwords in Safari on your iOS device.

Learn more about filling and saving passwords in Safari.

The 1Password icon and multiple items in a form field

Use 1Password to fill in other apps

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

You also can drag and drop item details, like usernames and passwords, from 1Password to other apps.

  1. Long press on the item detail until it lifts up.
  2. Use a second finger to open another app.
  3. Drag the item detail to the field you want to fill.
  4. Lift your finger to drop the text.
Drag and drop on an iPad

Quickly access your favorite items

Tap Favorites to quickly access your favorite items. Your recently used items are listed at the top.

To mark a recent item as a favorite, tap it. Then tap Show Details and tap Add to Favorites.

To mark any other item as a favorite, tap Categories. Then tap the item and tap Add to Favorites.

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

To change the number of recently used items listed at the top of Favorites, tap Settings > General and adjust Recently Used Items.

Quickly copy item details from Favorites

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 scroll down and tap Add to Favorites.

To create a tag, open an item and tap Add Tag in the tags section. Enter the name of a tag and tap Create Tag, or select a tag from the list. Then tap Done.

Learn more about favorites and tags.

Organize your items with tags

Search 1Password

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

To search in 1Password, use the search field above the list of items. You can also search 1Password from your Home screen using Spotlight.

Learn more about searching 1Password.

Search 1Password to find what you need

Sort items

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

To change how items are sorted in the list, tap “Sort by" at the top of the item list, then choose an option.

Each category has different sort options, and they can be set per category. For example, you can sort credit cards by card type and logins by date last used.

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 All Vaults and choose a vault or account.

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

Tap the vault icon in the top left to switch vaults

Move and copy items

To move or copy items from one vault to another:

  1. In any item list, scroll to the top and tap Select Items.
  2. Select the items. You can select all the items in the list using the checkbox above the list.
  3. Tap Move or Copy and choose a vault.

Learn more about moving and copying items.

Tap Select Items above an item list

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.

Tap Large Type to enlarge passwords

Archive and delete items

To move an item to the Archive, tap it, then tap Edit. Scroll down and tap Archive.

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

To delete an item, tap it, then tap Edit. Scroll down and tap Delete.

Learn how to restore previous versions of items.

Lock and unlock 1Password

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

To unlock 1Password again, enter your account password. You can also use Touch ID or Face ID to unlock 1Password.

Learn how to set 1Password to lock automatically.

Prompt to unlock 1Password with Touch ID

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