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Move your iCloud Passwords from Safari to 1Password

You can transfer your passwords from Safari into 1Password on 1Password.com.

1Password can import your iCloud Passwords from Safari. When you import iCloud Passwords:

  • Your iCloud Passwords will be converted into 1Password Login items.
  • Only passwords will be imported. Credit cards, addresses, and other information won’t be imported.

To export your iCloud Passwords, you’ll need a Mac with Safari 15 or later.

Exporting iCloud Passwords requires a Mac with Safari 15 or later.

Step 1: Export your iCloud Passwords

Important

Before you export your iCloud Passwords, temporarily turn off any backup software you may be using, so the unencrypted export file isn’t backed up.

To export your data from Safari, follow these steps on your Mac:

  1. Open Safari and choose Safari > Preferences from the menu bar.
  2. Click the Passwords icon, then enter the password you use to log in to your Mac.
  3. Click the menu button and choose Export All Passwords, then click Export Passwords
  4. Save the Passwords.csv file to your desktop and enter the password you use to log in to your Mac.

Step 2: Import your data into 1Password

To import your data on 1Password.com:

  1. In Safari or another browser, sign in to your account on 1Password.com.
  2. Click your name in the top right and choose Import.
  3. Click iCloud Passwords.
  4. Choose the vault you want to import your data into. If you’re importing personal data, choose the Personal or Private vault.
  5. Click inside the dotted rectangle to open a file browser. Browse to your desktop and select the CSV file you created earlier.
  6. Click Import, then click Show Imported Items.

If you want to change anything about the import, like importing the data into a different vault, click Undo Import and start again.

If you have any credit cards, addresses, or other information saved in Safari, copy them manually into 1Password. Open 1Password on your computer or mobile device and click the button to add items.

After you’ve imported your information into 1Password, delete the unencrypted CSV file, and turn on any backup software you turned off earlier.

Step 3: Turn off the built-in password manager in Safari

To prevent Safari from interfering with 1Password, make sure you have the 1Password browser extension installed, then turn off the built-in password manager in Safari.

Step 4: Delete your iCloud Passwords

Safari will continue to fill saved passwords even after you turn off the built-in password manager. To fill your passwords with 1Password instead of Safari, delete your saved iCloud Passwords.

Important

Following these steps will permanently delete your iCloud Passwords, and you won’t be able to recover them. Make sure all your iCloud Passwords are saved in 1Password before you delete them.

To delete your iCloud Passwords:

  1. Open Safari and choose Safari > Preferences from the menu bar.
  2. Click the Passwords icon, then enter the password you use to log in to your Mac.
  3. Select a password you want to delete. To delete all your passwords, choose Edit > Select All from the menu bar (or press Command-A).
  4. Click below the list, then click Delete Password.

Get help

If you don’t see your iCloud Passwords in Safari on your Mac, learn how to sync your iCloud Passwords in Safari on your iOS device with your Mac , so you can move them to 1Password.

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