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View and restore previous versions of items

Learn how to view previously used passwords or revert to a previous version of an item.

1Password saves previous versions of items every time you make changes, so you can see previously used passwords or even undo your changes.

Sign in to your account on 1Password.com or open and unlock the 1Password app to get started.

View the password history of an item

In the 1Password apps

  1. Select an item, then hover over the password.
  2. Click > “View password history”.
  3. Hover over one of the passwords and click > Reveal to see the previously used password.
  4. Click Copy to copy the password to your clipboard.

The dropdown menu for a password field with 'View password history' selected in 1Password 8 for Mac

A dropdown menu for a previously used password with 'Reveal' selected in 1Password 8 for Mac

  1. Select an item, then tap and hold the password and choose “View password history”.
  2. Tap one of the passwords and choose Reveal to see the previously used password.
  3. Tap the password you want and choose Copy to copy it to your clipboard.
A list of previously used passwords for an item in 1Password 8 for iOS
  1. Select an item, then hover over the password.
  2. Click > “View password history”.
  3. Hover over one of the passwords and click > Reveal to see the previously used password.
  4. Click Copy to copy the password to your clipboard.

The dropdown menu for a password field with 'View password history' selected in 1Password 8 for Mac

A dropdown menu for a previously used password with 'Reveal' selected in 1Password 8 for Mac

  1. Select an item, then tap the password and choose “View password history”.
  2. Tap one of the passwords and choose Reveal to see the previously used password.
  3. Tap the password you want and choose Copy to copy it to your clipboard.
A list of previously used passwords for an item in 1Password 8 for Android
  1. Select an item, then hover over the password.
  2. Click > “View password history”.
  3. Hover over one of the passwords and click > Reveal to see the previously used password.
  4. Click Copy to copy the password to your clipboard.

The dropdown menu for a password field with 'View password history' selected in 1Password 8 for Mac

A dropdown menu for a previously used password with 'Reveal' selected in 1Password 8 for Mac

On 1Password.com

  1. Open the vault that contains the item.
  2. Select the item, then click Show Previously Used Passwords.
  3. Hover over one of the passwords and click Reveal to see the previously used password.
  4. Click Copy to copy the password to your clipboard.
A list of previously used passwords for an item on 1Password.com

Restore a previous version of an item

To restore a previous version of an item on 1Password.com:

  1. Open the vault that contains the item you want to restore to a previous version.
  2. Select the item, then click View Item History
  3. Click View next to one of the entries to see the contents of that version of the item.
  4. Click Restore.
A list of previous versions or an item on 1Password.com

Manage permissions

If you’re a family organizer, you can choose who can restore previous versions of items in a vault on 1Password.com:

  1. Click Vaults in the sidebar.
  2. Click the name of the vault.
  3. Click next to the name of the person whose permissions you want to modify.

Only family members with the Allow Editing permission can restore items in that vault.

The dropdown menu for a family member's permissions in a vault with 'Allow Editing' selected on 1Password.com

Get help

Previous versions of items are saved for one year.

Permissions can be changed in every vault except the built-in Personal, Private, and Shared vaults.

If you’re having trouble restoring an item in a family account, ask your family organizer to check if you have permission to view item history for that vault.

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