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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

When you open 1Password, tap The Items icon at the bottom of the screen, then tap All Items to see a list of all your items, like your passwords and credit cards.

If you're using an iPad, tap All Items in the sidebar.

To create an item, tap the plus button and choose an item category. Enter the details and tap Save.

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

To see only certain types of items, tap All Categories at the top of the item list and tap the category you want.

You can personalize your items with your own icons that will appear throughout 1Password. Edit an item and tap the item’s icon to get started.

You can also add custom fields, including unique answers to security questions.

Use 1Password in Safari

1Password lets you fill passwords, credit cards, and addresses directly in Safari.

Learn more about 1Password for Safari.

The 1Password icon and multiple items below a form field.

Use 1Password to fill in other apps

You can use 1Password to fill and save passwords in apps and browsrs on your iPhone or iPad.

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

  1. Tap and hold the item detail until the dropdown menu appears.
  2. Drag your finger away from the field until you see the detail appear under your finger.
  3. Use a second finger to open another app.
  4. Drag the item detail to the field you want to fill.
  5. Lift your finger to drop the text.

Pin item fields to the Home screen

When you pin an item field to the Home screen, you can quickly copy it later.

For example, to pin a password to the Home screen, tap an item to see its details, then tap and hold on the password field and choose Pin to Home.

To copy the contents of a field you pinned to the Home screen, tap the home icon, then tap the field.

If you're using an iPad, tap Home in the sidebar.

If you don't see your pinned fields, learn how to customize your Home screen to see pinned fields.

An item with showing the dropdown menu on a password field with Pin to Home selected.

Customize your Home screen and items tab

You can choose what you want to see on the Home screen and in the items tab.

To customize your Home screen, tap The Home icon at the bottom of the screen, then scroll to the bottom and tap Customize.

If you're using an iPad, tap Home in the sidebar.

To customize your items tab, tap The Items icon at the bottom of the screen, then scroll to the bottom and tap Customize.

If you're using an iPad, learn how to customize the sidebar.

You can turn sections on and off and rearrange them. When you’re finished making changes, tap Done.

The Customize screen showing the Home screen sections.

Share items

You can securely share copies of passwords and other items you’ve saved in 1Password with anyone, even if they don’t use 1Password.

Tap the item you want to share, then tap the ellipsis icon and choose Share.

You’ll get a unique link that you can send to others. You can choose when the link expires and who can access it.

Learn more about securely sharing 1Password items with anyone.

The item sharing view.

Search 1Password

Searching is the fastest way to find what you need in 1Password. Tap and start typing to find what you’re looking for.

If you're using an iPad, tap Search in the sidebar.

You can search and find anything, like items, tags, categories, and vaults.

Learn more about searching 1Password.

The search tab displaying results for the 'home wi' query.

Sort items

To change how items are sorted in a list, tap Sort at the top.

For example, you can sort your items by their title, the date you last made changes to them, or how frequently you use them.

The sort dropdown menu with Title and Alphabetically selected.

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 the ellipsis icon and choose Add to Favorites.

To create a tag, open an item and tap Edit. Then scroll down and tap " Add tag". Enter the name of a tag and tap Create Tag, or select a tag from the list above the keyboard.

Learn more about favorites and tags.

The favorites section on the Home screen.

The tags section on the items tab.

Use collections to create custom groups of vaults

Every item in 1Password is stored in a vault. You can create vaults to organize your items. If you have multiple 1Password accounts, each account has its own vaults.

You can create collections to view items from a custom group of vaults from any of your accounts. Tap the icon for your account or collection at the top left and tap Create a Collection, then tap New Collection.

If you don't see Create a Collection, tap Manage Collections, then tap New Collection.

To switch to a collection or account, tap the icon for your account or collection at the top left, then tap the account or collection you want.

If you're using an iPad, tap your account or collection at the top of the sidebar.

Learn more about collections.

The dropdown menu open with Create a Collection selected.

Move and copy items

To move or copy an item, select the item you want. Tap the ellipsis icon and choose Move or Duplicate, then tap the vault you want to move or copy the item to.

When you move or copy an item, the confirmation screen will show you who will have access to the item in the new vault.

Learn more about moving and copying items.

The ellipsis dropdown menu open with Move selected.

See who has access to an item

If you share vaults with others, you can see who has access to an item. Tap above the name of an item to see a list of people and groups who have access to it.

If you don’t see , then only you have access to the item.

The item access dropdown menu showing who can access an item in the Shared vault.

Use Watchtower

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

To view your Watchtower dashboard, tap the Watchtower icon.

If you're using an iPad, tap Watchtower in the sidebar.

To see when a website you have an account for is added to Watchtower, tap the icon for your account or collection at the top left and choose Settings. Then click Privacy and turn on Watchtower options you’d like to see results for.

If you're using an iPad, tap your account or collection at the top of the sidebar.

Learn how to use Watchtower.

The Watchtower score on the Watchtower dashboard

Format secure notes

Add formatting to your secure notes with Markdown. View your text 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 and hold the password, then tap Show in Large Type.

An item details view showing a password that's been enlarged.

Archive and delete items

To move an item to the Archive, tap it, then tap the ellipsis icon and choose Archive.

To restore an item from the Archive, tap The Items icon at the bottom of the screen, then tap Archive. Select the item you want, then tap the ellipsis icon and choose Restore Item.

If you're using an iPad, tap Archive in the sidebar.

To delete an item, tap it, then tap the ellipsis icon and choose Delete.

Learn how to restore previous versions of items.

The ellipsis dropdown menu open with Archive selected.

Lock and unlock 1Password

When you’re done using 1Password, you can lock it. To lock 1Password, tap the icon for your account or collection at the top left, then tap Lock.

If you're using an iPad, tap your account or collection at the top of the sidebar.

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.

The Touch ID prompt in 1Password for iOS

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