Using the backup and restore feature in 1Password for iOS

The Backup & Restore feature in 1Password on your iOS device opens a temporary “portal” through which you can use a web browser to copy the 1Password data from your iOS device to your PC (or Mac); you also use the same Backup & Restore feature to restore that data from your computer to your iOS device. We encourage you to read through it all at least once before attempting anything, just to make sure you are fully prepared.

To back up your 1Password data from your iOS device:

  1. Ensure that your device and computer (be it a Mac, Windows, or Linux PC) are connected to the same local Wi-Fi network.
  2. On your iOS device, launch and unlock the 1Password app, and tap Settings > Database > Backup & Restore. You should see a page titled “Backup Service Started.” If you are using an iPhone or iPod touch, you may need to tap More to get to Settings.
  3. On your computer, launch a web browser and enter either of the URLs displayed on your device.
  4. You will see 1Password’s Backup & Restore service in your browser, and you will be offered the option to download an encrypted copy of your 1Password data to your computer. Click the link to the .1ptbackup file, and follow the instructions to save the file. Be sure to note the location where you save it.

To restore that data back to your iOS device:

  1. On your iOS device, launch and unlock the 1Password app, and tap Settings > Database > Backup & Restore. You should see a page titled “Backup Service Started.”
  2. On your computer, launch a web browser and enter either of the URLs displayed on your device.
  3. You will again see 1Password’s Backup & Restore service in your browser. Click the Browse button, find the .1ptbackup file in the location where you saved it, and click the Restore button.