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Move your existing 1Password data to a 1Password account

Learn how to transfer items from your existing vaults to your 1Password account.

Sign up or join an account

You can sign up for an account on 1Password.com.

  • If you choose to create a family or team account, only one person needs to set up an account. They’re responsible for inviting everyone else.
  • If someone already set up an account for your family or team, ask them to invite you.

After you’ve signed up for an account or been invited, you’ll get an email from 1Password – click “Let’s get started”.

During setup, you’ll be asked to create a Master Password. Use your existing Master Password. After you’re done creating your account, you’ll see your Home page.

The Home page on 1Password.com

Migrate your data on your main device

Pick one computer or mobile device that has your 1Password data. You’ll add your account, migrate your data into it, and then delete your old vault.

Sign in and migrate your data

Important

If you’re using 1Password 6, download 1Password 7 and install it. If you see “Subscribe Today”, close the window. You already signed up for a 1Password membership on 1Password.com.

  1. Sign in to your account on 1Password.com, and 1Password will ask if you want to add your new account to the app. Click Add Account.

    'Add Account to 1Password' confirmation window

    If 1Password doesn’t ask you to add your new account to the app, you can add it manually.

  2. Click Copy Items, and all your existing data, like passwords and secure notes, will be copied to your new account.

  3. Click Remove Vault. Now that everything has been safely copied to your new account, you should remove your old vault, so you don’t have duplicates of everything.

If 1Password doesn’t ask you to migrate your data

If 1Password doesn’t ask you to migrate your data:

  1. Choose Vault menu > Switch to Vault, and select a vault in your new account.
  2. Choose Help > Tools > Migrate Standalone Vaults to Account.

You can also move items manually and then remove your old Primary vault. To remove your Primary vault, choose Vault menu > Switch to Vault > Primary. Then choose Vault menu > Delete Vault.

Sign in and migrate your data

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Tap Settings, then tap 1Password Accounts.
  3. Tap Add Existing Account.
  4. Tap Scan Setup Code.
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions to find and scan your Setup Code. Need help?
  6. Enter your Master Password and tap “Sign in”.
  7. Tap Move Items to move your 1Password data into your new account.
1Password Account in Settings

To move your data manually

If you have more than one vault, or already added items to your new account, 1Password won’t ask to move your data. Learn how to move your items manually.

To remove your old Primary vault, tap Settings > Vaults > Primary. Then tap Delete Vault.

Step 1: Sign in and migrate your data

Important

If you’re upgrading from 1Password 4, download 1Password 7 and install it. On the Welcome screen, choose your sync method, then select a vault to import. If you see “Subscribe Today”, close the window. You already signed up for a 1Password membership on 1Password.com.

  1. Sign in to your account on 1Password.com.
  2. Click your account name in the top right and choose Get the Apps.
  3. Click “Add your account directly”. The 1Password app will open, and most of your account details are filled in automatically.
  4. Enter your Master Password and click Sign In.
  5. Click “Transfer items” then OK to confirm, and all your existing data, like passwords and secure notes, will be copied to your new account.

Step 2: Import any additional vaults

If you have additional vaults to import:

  1. Choose 1Password > Import and click “Agile Keychain or OPVault folder”.
  2. Click “Select a folder” and open your vault.
  3. Enter the vault password.
  4. Select the vault in your 1Password account where you want to import your data and click Import. You can create new vaults on 1Password.com.

To prevent duplicate data, remove your standalone vaults after you import them:

  1. Click All Vaults at the top of the sidebar or choose View > Show/Hide Vaults (Ctrl + D). If you have a different vault selected, you’ll see its name instead of All Vaults.
  2. Click next to the standalone vault you want to remove and choose “Remove vault”.

If you’re upgrading from 1Password 4

To prevent conflicts with 1Password 4, uninstall it from your PC after upgrading to 1Password 7, then restart 1Password 7:

  1. Go to Control Panel > “Uninstall a program”.
  2. Select 1Password 4, choose Uninstall, and follow the onscreen instructions.

Get help if 1Password isn’t saving or filling passwords on any websites.

Sign in and migrate your data

Step 1: Add your account

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Tap Settings > 1Password Accounts.
  3. Tap “Sign in to your 1Password account”, then tap Scan Your Setup Code.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to find and scan your Setup Code. Need help?
  5. Enter your Master Password to sign in.

Step 2: Import data into your new account

To migrate your existing data to your account, copy your items:

  1. In any item list, tap > Select, then choose the item(s) you want to copy. To select all the items in a list, tap > Select All.
  2. Tap Copy and choose the vault where you want to copy the item(s).

    If you don’t see Copy, first tap .

Select items to move or copy from the overflow menu

Step 3: Remove your old Primary vault

You’ll still have your old Primary vault after copying your data into your new account. To remove your Primary vault, go to Settings > Advanced, then tap Delete Primary Vault.

Set up your other devices

After you’ve migrated your data on your main device, add your account to your other devices then remove the old Primary vault:

Mac

  1. Sign in to your new account.
  2. From the menu bar, choose Vault > Switch to Vault > Primary.
  3. Choose Vault > Delete Vault.

Windows

  1. Sign in to your new account.
  2. Click All Vaults at the top of the sidebar. If you have a different vault selected, you’ll see its name instead of All Vaults.
  3. Click next to your old vault and select Remove vault.

iOS

  1. Sign in to your new account.
  2. Tap Settings > Vaults > Primary.
  3. Tap Delete Vault.

Android

  1. Sign in to your new account.
  2. Tap Settings > Advanced.
  3. Tap Delete Primary Vault.

If you can’t remove the old Primary vault, remove all other standalone vaults and try again.

Get help

When you migrate your data to a 1Password account:

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