Data and backups

If your device was lost or stolen, and it has your 1Password data on it

Get help when you lose your device. Find out how 1Password protects your information and what you should do.

Your 1Password data is safe

The secrets you keep in 1Password are safe from thieves and prying eyes, even if you lose a device.

Your 1Password data is encrypted with your 1Password account password. As long as you have a strong account password, someone who has access to your device won’t be able to view your passwords, credit cards, or anything stored in 1Password.

Any information about your passwords is also encrypted. An intruder won’t be able to see, for example, that you have an account for a specific hotel website, and figure out where you stay when you travel. Everything about the items in your vaults is hidden.

If you use a 1Password account, you have even more protection if your device is lost or stolen. You can deauthorize the device and regenerate your Secret Key, preventing anyone from using it to access your account. An intruder won’t be able to sign in to your account from other devices unless they also have your new Secret Key.

Don’t change your 1Password account password

You don’t need to change your account password if you lose a device, unless you have specific reason to believe that someone else knows it.

Your account password is never stored on your device. It cannot be compromised or discovered by someone who has access to your device, even if you use Touch ID or Apple Watch on your Mac, Touch ID or Face ID on your iOS device, or Biometric Unlock in 1Password for Android.

Change passwords for your other accounts

Although your 1Password data is secure and private, other apps or services may not have been designed to safeguard your data in the same way. If you use other accounts on your lost device, you should change the passwords for those accounts. 1Password makes this easy.

Learn how to change passwords with 1Password.

Access your data on other devices

If you have a 1Password account, your data is automatically backed up and available online. Losing a device won’t affect that data, which means you never have to worry if your device is lost, stolen, or otherwise unusable. To access your data, install 1Password on another device and sign in to your account.

Your data is also available on other devices if you sync 1Password with iCloud, Dropbox, or the WLAN server. To see your data on any other devices you own, install 1Password on them.

Find your lost device or erase it

Apple and Google offer tools to find lost devices or erase information from them:

If you use a 1Password account

If you use a 1Password account, deauthorize the lost device and regenerate your Secret Key. Sign in to your account on to get started.

Regenerate your Secret Key

  1. Click your name in the top right and choose My Profile.
  2. Click Regenerate Secret Key.
  3. Enter your account password, then click Regenerate Secret Key.
  4. Download your new Emergency Kit, and store it safely.

1Password will ask for your new Secret Key and your account password on each device you’re signed in to.

Deauthorize the lost device

  1. Click your name in the top right and choose My Profile.
  2. Scroll down and click next to your lost or stolen device, then choose Deauthorize Device.

If you sync 1Password with Dropbox

If you sync 1Password with Dropbox, unlink your lost device and remove 1Password as a connected app:

  1. Sign in to your account on
  2. Click your picture in the top right, and choose Settings.
  3. Click Security.
  4. Scroll down to Devices, click next to your lost device, then click Unlink.
  5. Click “Connected apps”.
  6. Scroll down to “Linked apps”, click next to 1Password, then click Uninstall.

    If you see multiple copies of 1Password, uninstall all of them and set up 1Password to sync with Dropbox again on each of your mobile devices.

The device you unlinked won’t be able to sync any changes you make in 1Password on your other devices.

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