How to restart login

On my iPhone I normally log in using facial recognition. Then when not well and half asleep I used up all my facial recognition chances and the password was required. Even with the hint I can’t remember the correct password (I may have extended it to make it safer). Is there any way to go back to facial recognition? Thanks for any advice

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  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    Hi @chalkiau

    Unlocking 1Password using Face ID relies on a secret being stored in the iOS keychain. When unlocking via Face ID fails or times out this secret is removed. The only way to put the secret back is to unlock using the correct Master Password. You are not limited on the number of attempts you can make, and that would be the only way to unlock, so I'd recommend continuing to try to recall what you set for a Master Password.

    Please let me know how it turns out.

    Ben

  • Thank you for your reply.

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    You're very welcome. If we can be of further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us.

    Ben

  • After trying pages of possible passwords over several days, in desperation I prayed to Jesus and 20 minutes later the password just came to me when I wasn’t even trying to think of it. Most people would say it was a coincidence but I am very thankful

  • ag_tommyag_tommy

    Team Member

    @chalkiau

    You may want to look into recording the Master Password and storing it someplace safe. If it happens that you cannot recall it in the future. I keep mine stored in a fireproof safe.

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    I'm very glad to hear you were able to remember it. If you have a 1Password membership, the Emergency Kit may be able to help facilitate storing your credentials somewhere safe as Tommy mentioned:

    Get to know your Emergency Kit

    Ben

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