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Use Touch ID to unlock 1Password on your MacBook Pro

Learn how to set up and use Touch ID to unlock 1Password on your Mac with your fingerprint.

Touch ID in 1Password for Mac

Set up Touch ID

Before you can set up Touch ID in 1Password, you’ll need to set up Touch ID on your MacBook Pro. Then follow these steps:

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Choose 1Password > Preferences from the menu bar, and click Security.
  3. Select “Allow Touch ID to unlock 1Password”.

Now you can use your fingerprint to unlock 1Password. But don’t forget your Master Password. Sometimes you’ll need to enter it instead of using Touch ID.

Use Touch ID

After setting up Touch ID, open 1Password or use 1Password in your browser.

If 1Password is locked, you’ll see a message that “1Password mini is trying to unlock 1Password.” Place your finger lightly on Touch ID to unlock 1Password.

1Password mini is trying to unlock 1Password

Place your finger lightly on Touch ID to unlock 1Password

If you don’t see the prompt to use Touch ID, click the Touch ID button on the lock screen.

Click the Touch ID button on the lock screen

Manage your settings

To change how often your Master Password is required instead of your fingerprint, choose 1Password > Preferences from the menu bar, and click Security.

  • Require Master Password: If you want 1Password to require your Master Password instead of Touch ID after a specific amount of time, change this setting.

Learn more about automatically locking 1Password.

Get help

Sometimes you’ll need to enter your Master Password instead of using Touch ID:

  • If your fingerprint isn’t recognized three times in a row
  • If you’re trying to change your Master Password
  • If the amount of time in Preferences > Security > Require Master Password has elapsed

If you still need help, follow these steps. Try again after each step:

  1. Make sure you have the latest version of 1Password.
  2. Make sure that you are able to use Touch ID to unlock your Mac.
  3. Try enrolling a different finger.

Touch ID requires a 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

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