why can't I use a short password at home? It's just me.

Why do I have to type 10 characters every time the 1P screen locks. I get so tired of it.

1Password Version: 7
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: 11.3.1
Sync Type: 1P


  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    Hi @blackxacto!

    1Password is security software, so it has some minimum security requirements to follow, including using a Master Password that is at least 10 characters long. If the problem is rather that you don't want to type it that often rather than its length in itself (which seems to be the case from your message), we have some suggestions here to make the experience nicer:

    How to choose a good Master Password

    You can also enable biometric unlock, if your device supports it :+1:

  • Got to looking at preferences and have set it to stay in unlock mode for couple of hours, and thats the only restriction. Its just me here and i’m not in a public arena. I may make it longer in unlock if necessary.

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member


    Can you confirm what exact version of 1Password for Mac and of the 1Password browser extension you have currently installed? If we know what you are running exactly, we might be able to send you some more specific suggestions.

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