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Migrate your existing 1Password data from standalone vaults to a 1Password account

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

Tip

If you don’t need to migrate your existing data to a 1Password account, you can still move and copy items between vaults.

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 an Master Password. Use the password you already use with 1Password. 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

  1. Download and install 1Password 7.

  2. 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.

  3. Click Copy Items. All your existing data, like passwords and secure notes, will be copied to your new account and your migrated vaults will be removed automatically.

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.

Sign in and migrate your data

  1. Download and install 1Password 8.
  2. When you see, “Do you want to move any data that’s only on this computer to a 1Password account?”, click Yes.
  3. Click “Add an existing account” and sign in to your 1Password account.

    If you don’t have a 1Password account, click “Sign up for a 1Password account”.

  4. Confirm the number of items, attachments, and tags to be migrated, then click Move Data.

Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation and sign in to your 1Password account.

You can also move your data using 1Password 7. Open and unlock 1Password 7. Open all the standalone vaults that you want to migrate: choose File > “Open vault on this PC”. Choose Help > Tools > “Migrate standalone vaults to account”. Select the account you want to migrate to, then click Continue. Confirm the number of items, attachments, and tags to be migrated, then click Move Data.

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, make sure you’ve migrated all your standalone vaults. Then remove them and try again.

Get help

When you migrate your data to a 1Password account:

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