Change from 1Password membership to sync via Dropbox


I might make the 1Password team angry. But I would like to give the sync via Dropbox a try. So far I have been using the sync via 1password membership.

I wanted to set up the dropbox sync for a test. But if I look into my preferences I don't see all the icons which are shown in the screenshot in The row of icons ends with Browsers. No Sync, Wi-Fi Server, Backup or Updates. And without the Button for sync I don't understand how to set up the Dropbox sync.

What does it mean? As long as my membership is active I can't test the sync via dropbox for a while? Or what do I do wrong?

1Password Version: 7.3.2 (Mac App Store)
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: macOS 10.14.6
Sync Type:


  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    Hi @David_Hamburg!

    You can certainly sync data via Dropbox even with a Membership. The option is simply disabled by default because sync is automatic through so there is no need to configure an additional sync method.

    If you want to give this a try, open 1Password Preferences > Advanced tab and enable the option named Allow creation of vaults outside of 1Password accounts.

  • Perfect. I found it. Thanks!

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    Glad Ana was able to help. Cheers! :)

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