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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.

1Password 7 and earlier supported standalone vaults, which stored information locally on your device outside of a 1Password account. 1Password 8 requires a 1Password membership. If you see a Primary vault in the 1Password app, follow the instructions below to sign up for an account and migrate your information.

Step 1: 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. Then look for an invitation email from 1Password to join your family or team.

During sign-up, you’ll be asked to create an account password. Use the password you already use with 1Password. After you’re done creating your account, you’ll see your Home page.

Important

The password you use to create your 1Password account is the one you will use to unlock 1Password after you migrate your data.

The Home page on 1Password.com

Step 2: Migrate your data on your main device

Pick one computer or mobile device that has all your 1Password data. You’ll add your account and migrate your data into it.

Important

Migrating your data requires 1Password 7. If you’re using 1Password 6, learn how to upgrade then migrate your data to a 1Password account.

2.1: Sign in and migrate your data

  1. Sign in to your account on 1Password.com.
  2. When 1Password asks if you want to add your account to the app, click Add Account.

    'Add Account to 1Password' confirmation window

    If 1Password doesn't ask you to add your account to the app, open and unlock 1Password for Mac, then choose Account > "Sign in to Account" and enter your account details.

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

    If 1Password doesn’t ask you to migrate your data, choose Help > Tools > Migrate Standalone Vaults to Account, then select your account and click Continue.

2.2: Upgrade to 1Password 8

After you’ve migrated your data, download and install 1Password 8 to make sure you have the latest version of the app.

Tip

After you upgrade to 1Password 8, get 1Password in your browser to save and fill your passwords.

Important

Migrating your data requires 1Password 7. If you uninstalled 1Password 7, you can download it again from the App Store.

Upgrade to 1Password 8

To migrate your data, download 1Password 8 from the App Store. Open 1Password 8, then tap Migrate Existing Data and follow the onscreen instructions.

Tip

After you upgrade to 1Password 8, set up 1Password to save and fill your passwords in Safari and in apps and other browsers.

If you want to migrate your data without installing 1Password 8

  1. Open and unlock 1Password 7.
  2. Tap Settings, then tap Accounts.
  3. Tap Add Existing Account.
  4. Tap Scan Setup Code and follow the onscreen instructions to scan your Setup Code.

    Learn how to find your Setup Code.

  5. Enter your account password and tap “Sign in”.
  6. Tap Move Data to migrate your 1Password data into your account.

    If 1Password doesn’t ask you to move your data, tap Settings > Advanced > Migrate Data to Your Account, then tap your account and tap Move Data.

1Password 7 for iOS asking if you want to move your data into a 1Password account

Important

Migrating your data requires 1Password 7. If you’re using 1Password 4, learn how to upgrade to 1Password 7.

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.

Tip

After you upgrade to 1Password 8, get 1Password in your browser to save and fill your passwords.

If you want to migrate your data without installing 1Password 8

  1. Open and unlock 1Password 7.
  2. Choose Account > “Sign in to another account” and enter your account details.
  3. Choose File > “Open vault on this PC” to open all the standalone vaults that you want to migrate.
  4. Choose Help > Tools > “Migrate standalone vaults to account”.
  5. Select the account you want to migrate to, then click Continue.
  6. Confirm the number of items, attachments, and tags to be migrated, then click Move Data.

Important

Migrating your data requires 1Password 7. If you uninstalled 1Password 7, you can reinstall it on Google Play.

Upgrade to 1Password 8

To migrate your data, get 1Password 8 on Google Play. Open 1Password 8, then tap Migrate Existing Data and follow the onscreen instructions.

If you want to migrate your data without installing 1Password 8

  1. Open and unlock 1Password 7.
  2. Tap Settings, then tap Accounts > “Sign in”.
  3. Tap Scan your Setup Code and follow the onscreen instructions to scan your Setup Code.

    Learn how to find your Setup Code.

  4. Enter your account password and tap Sign In.
  5. Tap “Move data” to migrate your 1Password data into your account.

    If 1Password doesn’t ask you to move your data, tap Settings > Advanced > “Migrate data to 1Password account”, then tap your account and tap “Move data”.

1Password 7 for Android asking if you want to move your data into a 1Password account

Step 3: Set up your other devices

After you’ve migrated your data on your main device, get 1Password 8 on your other devices.

If you’re using a mobile device, you should also uninstall 1Password 7 on your iOS or Android device after you upgrade to 1Password 8.

Get help if you can’t upgrade to 1Password 8 on one of your devices.

Get help

When you migrate your data to a 1Password account, folders become tags, and you can apply multiple tags to a single item. Learn more about organizing with tags.

If you exported a 1PUX or 1PIF file from 1Password, you can import it into 1Password.

If you can’t upgrade to 1Password 8 on one of your devices

If you can’t upgrade to 1Password 8 on one of your devices, you can sign in to your account in 1Password 7 and remove your old Primary vault:

  1. Sign in to your account on 1Password.com, 1Password.ca, or 1Password.eu to make sure you have the Secret Key and account password for it.

    Get help if you can’t sign in to your account.

  2. Open and unlock 1Password 7, then compare the number of items in your Primary vault with your Personal/Private vault. If any items are missing from your Personal/Private vault, move them from your Primary vault.
  3. Choose Account > “Sign in to Account” and enter your account details.
  4. Choose Vault > Switch to Vault > Primary, then choose Vault > Delete Vault.
  5. Enter the Master Password for your vault, then click Delete Vault.
  1. Sign in to your account on 1Password.com, 1Password.ca, or 1Password.eu to make sure you have the Secret Key and account password for it.

    Get help if you can’t sign in to your account.

  2. Open and unlock 1Password 7, then compare the number of items in your Primary vault with your Personal/Private vault. If any items are missing from your Personal/Private vault, move them from your Primary vault.
  3. Tap Settings > Vaults > Primary.
  4. Tap Delete Vault.
  1. Sign in to your account on 1Password.com, 1Password.ca, or 1Password.eu to make sure you have the Secret Key and account password for it.

    Get help if you can’t sign in to your account.

  2. Open and unlock 1Password 7, then compare the number of items in your Primary vault with your Personal/Private vault. If any items are missing from your Personal/Private vault, move them from your Primary vault.
  3. 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.
  4. Click next to your old vault and select “Remove vault”, then click Delete.
  1. Sign in to your account on 1Password.com, 1Password.ca, or 1Password.eu to make sure you have the Secret Key and account password for it.

    Get help if you can’t sign in to your account.

  2. Open and unlock 1Password 7, then compare the number of items in your Primary vault with your Personal/Private vault. If any items are missing from your Personal/Private vault, move them from your Primary vault.
  3. Tap Settings > Vaults > Primary.
  4. Tap Delete Vault.

If you’re still having trouble migrating your data to a 1Password account, contact 1Password Support with a description of the problem and a diagnostics report from your device.

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