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Unlock 1Password with a passkey (beta)

Learn how to create a test 1Password account that unlocks using a passkey.

You can now use 1Password for iOS or Android to create a 1Password test account that you unlock with a passkey. And if you want to sign in to your 1Password test account on a different device, you can use an existing device signed into your account to authorize the new one.

Important

To prevent potential data loss, we recommend that you save a recovery code right after you create your test account.

Create a test account with a passkey

To create a new 1Password test account that unlocks with a passkey:

  1. Make sure you have the latest version of 1Password for iOS or Android installed.
  2. Visit this webpage on your mobile device to open the 1Password app.

    If you’ve changed the default browser on your iPhone or iPad , you may need to temporarily change it back to Safari to complete this step.

  3. Follow the steps to create a test account. When you’re asked to enter an email address, use an email address that isn’t tied to an existing 1Password account.
  4. When you’re asked to create a passkey, choose where you want to save it. You may see options like iCloud Keychain, Google Password Manager, or even 1Password if you have an existing account.

    If you’re using an iPhone or iPad and don’t want to save your passkey in 1Password, make sure Keychain is selected in the Settings app > Passwords > Password Options > “Use passwords and passkeys from”.

Your test account is an individual account with an extended free trial. During the beta, you won’t be able to upgrade your test account.

Sign in on another device with a passkey

After you create your 1Password test account, you can sign in to the 1Password app or on 1Password.com on your other devices.

Help

1Password accounts that unlock with a passkey aren’t compatible with Linux at this time.

In the 1Password apps

  1. Open and unlock the 1Password app on a compatible device.
  2. Follow the steps to add another account and choose Sign in with passkey.

    If you aren’t already using 1Password, select Sign In > Sign in with passkey.

  3. Enter the email address for your test account, then select Sign in with passkey.
  4. Follow the steps to authorize your passkey using your iOS or Android device. Depending on where you saved your passkey, you may be asked to scan a QR code or use your device’s biometrics or passcode.
  5. Open and unlock the 1Password app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device, then tap Allow to get your verification code.

    Get help if you don’t see the verification code prompt.

  6. Enter the code on your other device and select Submit.

On 1Password.com

  1. Open this link in a supported browser: Chrome, Edge, Brave, or Safari.
  2. Enter the email address for your test account, then select Sign in with passkey.

    Get help if the 1Password browser extension attempts to sign in with a passkey.

  3. Follow the steps to authorize your passkey using your iOS or Android device. Depending on where you saved your passkey, you may be asked to scan a QR code or use your device’s biometrics or passcode.
  4. Open and unlock the 1Password app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device, then tap Allow to get your verification code.

    Get help if you don’t see the verification code prompt.

  5. Enter the code in your browser and select Submit.

Next steps

After you’ve created a test account and signed in to your account on your other devices, you can choose to add additional passkeys or security keys to your test account for an easier sign-in experience or to save a recovery code that can restore access to your test account if you lose access to it.

Add additional passkeys or security keys

To add additional passkeys or security keys to your test account:

  1. Follow the steps to sign in to your test account on 1Password.com.
  2. Click your name in the top right and choose Authentication.
  3. Click Add a passkey and follow the steps.

    If 1Password asks you to save a passkey, but you want to use a security key, click the the security key icon button.

Save a recovery code

Tip

When you use a recovery code, you’ll prompted to create a new passkey for your account. Make sure you follow these steps on a device or in a browser where you want to save your new passkey.

To generate a recovery code for your test account:

  1. Follow the steps to sign in to your test account on 1Password.com.
  2. Click your name in the top right and choose Authentication.
  3. Click Generate Recovery Code and follow the steps.
  4. Store the recovery code in a safe location.

To recover your test account, you’ll need access to your email address. Follow these steps at least one hour after you last accessed your account:

  1. Open this link and enter the email address for your test account, then click Continue.
  2. Click Having trouble signing in?, then click Use Recovery Code.
  3. Enter your recovery code, then click Next and follow the steps to verify your email address.
  4. Save the passkey in your operating system or browser’s passkey manager.

    If 1Password asks you to save a passkey, click the the security key icon button.

After you use a recovery code, you’ll need to sign back in to 1Password on each of your devices.

Get help

Unlocking 1Password with a passkey requires an operating system that supports passkeys:

Help

1Password accounts that unlock with a passkey aren’t compatible with Linux at this time.

If you open the 1Password app and don’t see the prompt to get your verification code when signing in on another device, wait a few minutes, then restart the steps to sign in on another device. You can also contact 1Password Support with a diagnostics report from your main iPhone, iPad, or Android device for further assistance.

If you’re using the 1Password browser extension to save and sign in with passkeys, you may see 1Password offer to use a passkey when you sign in on 1Password.com. Click the the security key icon button in the top right corner of the “Signing in with passkey” pop-up to continue authorizing the passkey.

If you can’t unlock the app or need more help

If you can’t unlock your test account in the 1Password app, or if you delete all your passkeys for the test account, you can delete your test account and start over.

If you need more help, contact 1Password Support or start a discussion in the 1Password Support Community with your question or a description of the problem you’re experiencing.

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