Default PW

iPad 1 to iPad 2
I goofed! I synced new iPad thru iTunes from old iPad and can not open 1 PW with old PW.
Isn't there a default PW that comes with the software; would this unlock it; and would my
Notes still be intact?

Fortunately, I have 1 PW on my iPhone, laptop and desktop. I sure would appreciate
Some insight as to the most appropriate fix. Many thanks from Atlanta, GA.

Comments

  • khadkhad Social Choreographer

    Team Member
    Welcome to the forums, Franksalot! I'm sorry that you're having this problem.

    Your master password is used to encrypt all your confidential information stored within 1Password; without this password your data cannot be recovered. Your 1Password master password is known only by you, and we cannot reset it for you; if we could, that would be a security hole that criminals could use to steal your data.

    If you cannot remember the master password, you will need to delete the 1Password app from your iPad and start over. This will also delete all of your 1Password data from your iPad, but there are several ways you might be able to recover that data, after you reinstall the 1Password app:

    * If you've been using Dropbox to sync your data with 1Password for Mac or Windows, just set up Dropbox syncing again in the reinstalled app, and your data will start syncing to your iPad automatically. Please see this guide for instructions:

    http://help.agile.ws/1Password3/cloud_syncing_with_dropbox.html

    * If you've previously sync'ed your 1Password data with 1Password for Mac using Wi-Fi syncing, you can easily restore your data during the next Wi-Fi sync:

    http://help.agile.ws/1Password_iPad/sync_to_mac_manually.html

    * If you've used the built-in "backup and restore" feature to save a backup copy of your 1Password data, you can use it again to restore that saved backup file. You can read more about our backup and restore option here:

    http://help.agile.ws/1Password_iPad/backup.html

    Please note that you don't have to repurchase 1Password in order to reinstall the app, providing you're still using the same iTunes account that you used to purchase the app originally, then you will be able to download the current version for free. Unfortunately, it won't look like it's free until you choose to "buy" it and enter your password. You don't have to take our word for it, though. Here is Apple's official support document:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2519

    I hope that helps. Please let me know.

    Thanks!
  • Many thanks for your thoughts...

    I certainly understand the security issues ... But was trying to avoid the work around you described, primarily due to
    Items added since last backup - lost!

    However, I guess you nailed the solution for getting most of my otherwise lost data. Who said backing up was a waste of time ,-)

    Thanks and regards from Atlanta, GA.

    BTW. Just for the gods' coder, I do seem to recall that a unique initial PW came with each App download to get it started before creating one's own PW, i.e. Implying
    it might just act as a unique default PW, PROVIDED one saved it??? Does that sound plausible?
  • khadkhad Social Choreographer

    Team Member
    edited April 2011
    You are most welcome from sunny California! :-D

    Just for the gods' coder, I do seem to recall that a unique initial PW came with each App download to get it started before creating one's own PW, i.e. Implying it might just act as a unique default PW, PROVIDED one saved it??? Does that sound plausible?

    If a user does not know a password that they provided, is there much chance that they would save one that 1Password provided? ;-)

    For security reasons, 1Password will always prompt you for the creation of a new password after it has been freshly installed.

    Who said backing up was a waste of time ,-)

    I'll tell you what. You'll never catch me saying that. Deriding backup strategies is grounds for being sent to the timeout chair in the corner. <img class=" />

    It doesn't exist until it exists in three places. (Original, Local Backup, Offsite Backup)

    If you are not already using Dropbox syncing, of the above options, I would recommend it most strongly. It's a set-it-and-forget-it solution. Always there when you need it, and it Just Works. B)

    If we can be of further assistance, please let us know.

    We are always here to help!
  • Good thinking Khad, re users not remembering a sent/unique PW. However, I take a slight exception for users like me -ratters, who save all receipts for software.
    Admittedly, there would be a slight hole is security. However, if that file is locked and only accessible by it's owner it would save the aforementioned
    Iterations and associated hassles to rebuild, AND save Xn communications to resolve (from Yn respondents). I believe Drive Genius does a variation on this.

    To clarify: why not have PW send each buyer a unique PW at time of purchase; the buyer inserts it in order to set his/ her own PW; in the event the set PW
    is forgotten the original PW (from purchase) will override the user's and grant access???

    I couldn't agree more about backing up - even getting tattoos in covered places ,-) I'm not a guru on Dropbox though I use it. FWIW, it seems to interfere with my iDisk: I end up
    with too many, sic confusing 'local disks' on my Macs (given I have several macs synced with multiple volumes/divisions, e.g. A, B, or C.
    (I an NOT a tech wizard but I have become somewhat adept at making Macs levitate 8-/

    I appreciate your thoughts.

    BTW, Too many people in Atlanta ... WAY too many in So Cal - ' took me an hour to get OUT of a phone booth!
This discussion has been closed.