Okay, let's see if I have calmed down enough to have a rational discussion about this...
My iPhone had to be replaced under AppleCare yesterday. Although last I recall I had set iTunes to save an encrypted backup, which should have saved passwords as well, this did not happen. That part is not 1 password's fault.
However, in my quest to restore 1password, where all my passwords are saved, I have run into a circular road block. I keep getting a message 'Dropbox authorization failed. It appears 1 password is no longer authorized to connect to your dropbox account. Tap 'Authorize' to reconnect to dropbox.'
I have put in my password multiple times, a process not made any easier by the fact that one password times me out after- I swear I'm not making this up- two seconds. I didn't know about anybody else, but I need more than two seconds to enter a username and password. I changed my dropbox password successfully from my computer, and tried reentering the password yet again multiple times, running into the same exasperating two-second-timeout issue, which requires clearing a dialog box about 20 times, before you finally get your password entered (and rejected). I'm sure this process isn't helping my accuracy but I know I have entered this password correctly at least once somewhere along the way. I know this because 1) The dialog box clears and then shows me my password vault; and 2) The password I am entering works from my computer. But then the next time I open the app, I get the same error message.
I am not "wedded" to dropbox per se so I went back into 1password on my computer to look into syncing through iCloud instead. No such option appears in the drop-down list of sync options. There is 'Dropbox', 'A folder', and 'None'.
I really depend on 1password and use it mainly from my phone. Right now I can't use it all, and as a result, almost nothing on my phone works. I am trying to circumvent the process of adding 178 passwords to my phone manually. I would really appreciate some guidance here. Being allowed more than two seconds to enter your username and password, eliminating the 'whack-a-mole', would be a good start towards making this process much less of a pain in the a**.
Not long ago, I did a wipe and clean install on the phone I just replaced, and had no problem at all. Not sure what went wrong this time.
Found option in my phone version of the app to change sync to 1cloud or Wi-Fi. On my phone it says 'select File>WiFi sync' on my Mac to sync over WiFi. (I'll take anything at this point.) However, no such option appears under the 'File' menu. Along with the absence of the iCloud syncing option in the drop down menu, despite being shown in the user guide. By the way, in case anybody is wondering, I am using the current version of one password for both Mac and IOS.
So far I have well over an hour in on trying to resolve this problem and I am really getting irritated. Two second time outs, menu options that don't exist... This experience could hardly have been more frustrating and the end is not yet In sight. I think I need to walk away for a few minutes.
FURTHER UPDATE: it turns out wi-fi sync appears under the 'Window' menu, not under the 'File' menu as stated in the dialog box on the phone (Why does this not appear under 'Sync' in Prefs?) and I was able to get it to sync that way. I would still prefer to sync using dropbox, iCloud, or Google Drive if possible. Since iCloud does not appear to be an option despite the documentation, maybe I could create a folder on Google Drive and set that as the sync 'hub' if I am unable to get dropbox to play nicely? As of now my computer is syncing to phone via wifi and also to dropbox but the phone is syncing only via wifi. I think I might at this point (as one senator said about the Vietnam war) , just "declare victory and leave".
Thanks again for anybody who can offer any suggestions about the dropbox piece.