Why must I double click the side button on my Apple Watch to use it to unlock 1Password?

It's already secure - I'm wearing it - which means I have unlocked it using the PIN or my iPhone. Why must I go through the extra step of reaching across with my right hand to double click the side button? It ruins the convenience.

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  • ag_anaag_ana 1Password Alumni

    Hi @Glenn Broadway!

    I have sent the question to the team. I imagine there is some technical reason that requires us to confirm the request, but we will post back as soon as we have an update :+1:

  • ag_anaag_ana 1Password Alumni

    @Glenn Broadway:

    I have heard back from the team with an update: it looks like this is a macOS requirement. The operating system asks third-party apps for this kind of approval, so 1Password has no possibility to opt-out. In other words, it's not 1Password asking for the double click, it's macOS.

  • Thanks for the insight!

  • ag_anaag_ana 1Password Alumni

    You are welcome @Glenn Broadway! If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out anytime.

    Have a wonderful day :)

  • I don't have any insider information, but being a cybersecurity engineer I'd guess that it has to do with intent. So that if I turn my back or walk 10 ft away, someone else can't jump over and login as me.

    Yes, you should lock your computer if you step away from it, but too many people don't. Security works best in layers.

  • Ah. I was blocking JavaScript-based comments and didn't see these responses until I disabled my blocker.

  • ag_anaag_ana 1Password Alumni

    It is possible that this is a security feature from Apple, that's true @Ryan Parman :+1:

  • ag_tommyag_tommy

    Team Member

    To my knowledge this is an Apple requirement and we have not control over the double click action. Personally, I agree with the comments here in that it's a security type of requirement.

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