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How to install the 1Password app from after installing it from the Mac App Store

You can switch to the version of 1Password from the 1Password website even if you originally installed it from the App Store.

Step 1: Update 1Password from the Mac App Store

Open the App Store, then click Updates. If updates are available, install them. If no updates are available, go to the next step.

Step 2: Quit 1Password completely

Open 1Password. Hold down the Control and Option keys on your keyboard and choose 1Password > Quit 1Password Completely from the menu bar.

In 1Password 6 and earlier, choose “Quit 1Password and 1Password mini” instead.

Step 3: Download 1Password from the 1Password website

Download 1Password from the 1Password website and install it. Open 1Password, and you’ll see the Welcome screen. After you set up the app, you’ll see all your Logins, Secure Notes, and other data.

Step 4: Check for older versions of 1Password

In Finder, open the Applications folder. If you see “1Password” or “1Password 6”, move it to the Trash. Keep only “1Password 7”.
Three 1Password logos: the first with the name '1Password' and a large X; the second with the name '1Password 6' and a large X; the third with the name '1Password 7' and a large tick


Be careful with uninstaller apps like AppCleaner, AppZapper, CleanApp, and more. Uninstaller apps prompt you to delete supporting files when moving an app to the Trash, and this could accidentally delete all your 1Password data.