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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.

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

  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.

    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.

To move your data manually

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

To remove your old 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, 1Password won’t ask to move your data to your new account. Learn how to move your items manually.

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

Sign in and migrate your data

Tip

If you’re upgrading from 1Password 4 for Windows, add your standalone vault to 1Password 7 first. Choose your sync method on the Welcome screen and open your existing vault.

  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.

To move your data manually

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

If you chose not to remove your old vault during the migration, you can remove it later. To remove your old vault:

  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”.

Sign in and migrate your data

Step 1. Add your account

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Tap Settings > 1Password Accounts.
  3. Tap “Sign into 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).

Select items to 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.

iOS

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

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

Some information will be affected when you copy or move it into a 1Password account:

  • Attachments. When you copy an item to a vault in a 1Password account, any attachments will become Documents. Documents are items themselves, and can be managed independently of the items that contain them.
  • Folders. 1Password accounts use tags instead of folders.
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