* 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:
I just happen to read , for no special reason, and wanted to get some clarifications:
- The backup file is encrypted. Right? I assume the restore part will ask for a password. Is it the master password of the 1PW on the phone? I assume that the OP did not forget that password, just the 4-digit password. Otherwise, this recovery method would not help.
- So if I assumed correctly that the backup file is protected by the mater password of the iPhone the iPhone, is everything protected by that password? including those entries that were protected on the iPhone only by the 4-digit code?
... and during the restore, do those entries get re-encrypted by the encryption key of the (new) 4-digit code?
- I've looked at .
From the second reference:
When 1Password on your device detects that there is a newer item on Dropbox, it will fetch that encrypted item from the Dropbox server. It will then use the master password for your Mac or PC to decrypt the item, and it will then immediately re-encrypt that for your database on your device.
but it also says:
so how the iPhone can "...use the master password for your Mac or PC to decrypt the item"?
1Password on your Mac doesn’t know the master password or unlock code for 1Password on your device, and 1Password on your device doesn’t know the master password on your Mac.
- and now that everything starts to mix up in my mind, when iPhone syncs with Mac, the 1PW on the mac is unlocked, and the 1PW on the iPhone is unlocked (by the 4-digit code), but the master password may not be provided yet, as seen in the history log "Master password was not entered, SL5 is not available". So how PW on the iPhone can re-encrypt updated entries that are 'guarded' by the longer password??
- I think I am missing something, because if dropbox is being used, 1PW on the iPhone can read the data file on dropbox which is written by 1PW on the Mac, but if the iPhone does not know the password of the Mac, how can it decrypt it (for re-encryption under its own key)?
Well,reading more, I see:
For 1Password to synchronize with Dropbox automatically, it will need access to the following three secrets:
Your Dropbox credentials (email address and Dropbox password)
Your master password for 1Password on your iOS device.
Your master password for your data as stored on Dropbox.
This can explain question , but also it seems that the iPhone DOES have the password of 1PW Mac?! (in the iOS keychain, not the 1PW datafile), so the 2nd quote in  above is not accurate (?)
Care to clarify? Thanks.