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unlock 1Password on Mac with iPhone

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Hi there,
is there a possibility to unlock 1password on the iphone while using it on the mac?

my usecase:

  • on mac: browsing a website and need to put in password-
  • to unlock 1password i could either type my looooong master-password or us the touch-ID on my macbook. But normaly my macbook is closed, so i am looking for a more simple authentication and was wondering, if i could unlock it via the iphone?


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  • ag_anaag_ana
    1Password Alumni
    edited February 2021

    Hi @fredfunkel! Welcome to the forum!

    Unlocking 1Password for Mac with your iPhone is currently not possible I am afraid :(

    However, if you have a supported Mac and an Apple Watch however, you can use Watch unlock:

    Use your Apple Watch to unlock 1Password on your Mac

  • fredfunkelfredfunkel
    Community Member

    ok, thanks. i do not have a watch.
    BUT: if unlock on Watch is possible, why not in iphone?

  • ag_anaag_ana
    1Password Alumni


    I will be happy to send this question to our developers :+1:

  • ag_anaag_ana
    1Password Alumni


    I have heard back from our developers, and I was told that there is no API that allows us to implement this directly on the iPhone.

  • ajonesajones
    1Password Alumni

    Hey @fredfunkel, it sounds like your use case here is frequently having to unlock 1Password when you're using an external keyboard and monitor, is that right?

    If that's the case adjusting your autolock settings might help.

    Then you wouldn't have to type your Master Password as often, or open your MacBook to use Touch ID to unlock.

    More details on that here: https://support.1password.com/auto-lock/?mac

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