Saving and filling passwords

Get to know 1Password for Safari on your iPhone or iPad

Learn how to fill and save passwords, view and edit items, and more in 1Password for Safari.

Tip

If you’re not using Safari, learn how fill and save passwords with AutoFill.

Set up 1Password for Safari

Before you can use 1Password for Safari on your iPhone or iPad, you’ll need to set up 1Password on your device. Then follow these steps:

  1. Open Safari and navigate to any website.
  2. Tap the Page Settings button in the address bar, then choose Manage Extensions.

    If you're using an iPad, tap the Extension button in the address bar.

  3. Turn on 1Password, then tap Done.
The Page Settings menu in Safari with Manage Extensions selcted.

To make sure you can always fill your passwords and other items, you’ll need to allow 1Password for Safari to have access to all websites:

  1. Tap the Page Settings button in the address bar, then tap 1Password.

    If you're using an iPad, tap the Extension button in the address bar, then tap 1Password.

  2. Tap Always Allow, then tap Always Allow on Every Website.

From now on, you’ll be able to fill passwords and more using 1Password for Safari.

A Safari confirmation prompt for 1Password with Always Allow on Every Website selected.

Save a login

To save a login, enter your username and password. Then tap Save in 1Password.

You can edit the name of the Login item and the vault where you want to save it. Then tap Save.

To update an incorrect or incomplete login, make your changes, then choose Save in 1Password and tap Update.

A username and password field with the Save in 1Password button selected.

Fill logins and other items

To fill an item, tap a username or password field on the sign-in page of a website, then choose the login you want to fill.

If 1Password suggests more than one item, you can scroll through the list to select the one you want. Or start typing to find it.

To fill your credit card or address in a form, tap a credit card or address field, then choose the credit card or address you want to fill.

A username field showing inline suggestions from 1Password.

A credit card number field showing inline suggestions from 1Password.

Use a suggested password

1Password suggests strong passwords when you’re changing a password or signing up for a new account.

To use a suggested password, tap the password field and choose Use Suggested Password.

The password field of a registration form showing a suggested password from 1Password.

Create a custom password

You can use the 1Password pop-up to create custom passwords. To open the pop-up on any website, tap the Page Settings button in the Safari address bar, then tap 1Password.

If you're using an iPad, tap the 1Password button or the Extension button > 1Password in the Safari address bar to open the pop-up.

Tap the 1Password in your browser menu and choose the Password Generator button Password Generator. Adjust the settings for your new password, then tap Autofill to fill it on the page. Or tap Copy to copy it to the clipboard.

The Password Generator in 1Password for Safari showing a Smart Password suggestion.

Search 1Password

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

To search in 1Password for Safari, open the pop-up, then tap the search field and start typing.

To cancel the current search, tap or tap Done.

The 1Password pop-up in Safari showing a search result.

View and edit items

To view an item’s details, search for the item in the pop-up, then tap it. When you’re finished, tap Done.

To mark an item as a favorite, tap and choose Add to Favorites.

To copy any field, tap it and choose Copy.

To reveal a password, tap it and choose Reveal.

To enlarge a field, tap it and choose Show in Large Type.

To edit an item, tap and choose Edit. The item will open in the 1Password app, where you can add tags, custom fields, or answers to security questions.

Learn more about viewing and editing items.

The 1Password pop-up in Safari showing an item with the password field dropdown menu opened.

Fill two-factor authentication codes

You can use 1Password as an authenticator for a site that supports two-factor authentication. First, find the site on 2fa.directory and follow the instructions to turn on two-factor authentication for the site.

When you see a QR code for 1Password to scan, tap the Page Settings button in the Safari address bar, then tap 1Password to open the pop-up.

If you're using an iPad, tap the 1Password button or the Extension button > 1Password in the Safari address bar to open the pop-up.

Tap your Login item for the site, then tap and choose Scan QR Code to save it to your Login item. 1Password can then fill your two-factor authentication code any time you need to sign in to that site.

Learn about saving and filling one-time passwords.

The 1Password pop-up in Safari showing an item with the Scan QR Code option selected.

Switch accounts

To see a list of your accounts, open the pop-up and tap the All Accounts icon.

To see everything, tap All Accounts. To see only the items for a specific account, tap All Vaults under the name of the account you want.

The 1Password pop-up in Safari showing a list of accounts and vaults.

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.

To share an item, open the pop-up, find the item you want to share, and tap it. Tap and choose Share.

You can choose when the link expires and who to share it with. Then tap Get Link to Share. Tap Copy, then send the link to the person or people you want to share the item with, like in an email or text message.

Learn more about sharing items.

The 1Password pop-up in Safari showing the ellipsis dropdown menu with Share selected.

Archive and delete items

To archive an item, open the pop-up, find the item you want, and tap it. Then tap and choose Archive.

To delete an item, open the pop-up, find the item you want, and tap it. Then tap and choose Delete.

Learn more about archiving and deleting items.

The 1Password pop-up in Safari showing the ellipsis dropdown menu with Archive selected.

Lock 1Password

When you’re done using 1Password in Safari, you can lock it. To lock 1Password, open the pop-up and tap the 1Password in your browser menu, then choose Lock 1Password. Unlock 1Password again by entering your account password. You can also use Touch ID or Face ID.

To change how often 1Password for Safari locks, open the pop-up and tap the 1Password in your browser menu, then tap Settings to open the 1Password app. Tap Safari Extension, then tap Reauthorize After and choose how often 1Password for Safari locks.

The 1Password pop-up in Safari showing the dropdown menu with Lock 1Password selected.

Get help

If you want to fill and save passwords in your apps or other browsers, learn how to use AutoFill on your iPhone and iPad.

If you set restrictions for web content on your iPhone or iPad, you won’t be able to turn on 1Password for Safari. To use 1Password for Safari, turn off any restrictions for web content:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions.
  3. Tap Content Restrictions > Web Content, then tap Unrestricted Access.

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