1Password for iOS Early Access

by Roo
Updated to 8.8.0-94 on
1Password 8 for iOS Early Access
Join the 1Password for iOS TestFlight

I have been waiting to publish a post with this title for a long time. With 1Password 8 for Linux and Windows out in the world – and the Mac version in beta – many folks have justifiably been asking, “but what about iOS? When do I get to see that?”

The answer to that question is: today! We are lifting the Early Access curtain on our brand new iOS app – and it is gorgeous.

I’ve written a whole post about why you’ll love this update and why you should check it out, but maybe you don’t need that. Maybe all you need is the TestFlight link. If that’s the case, happy testing – and don’t forget to report those bugs!

It’s worth noting that 1Password 8 is a separate app from 1Password 7, and you’ll need to join this TestFlight crew even if you’re already a 1Password for iOS tester.

If you’d like to take a quick tour before testing, I’m happy to oblige. Let’s explore, shall we?

Next-gen design

Photo of multiple iPhones displaying various 1Password 8 for iOS screens

When we began work on 1Password 8 for iOS, we started with a fresh canvas and then filled it with all the things that makes 1Password great, backed by over a decade of experience shipping amazing apps for iOS.

Over the last couple years we’ve been making a concerted effort to unify our design language. We built a user interface that’s cohesive across all our apps, but also makes you feel right at home on the platform where you’re using it. The updated designs result in a modern take on 1Password that is both familiar and fresh.

Not just a pretty face

Three iPhones displaying 1Password 8 settings options, Home tab, and setup screen in dark mode

If you’ve been following along with the development story of our new apps, you know that 1Password 8 for iOS is powered by our next generation 1Password Core; the full capabilities of a desktop-class 1Password app are in the palm of your hand! Written primarily with SwiftUI and Rust, a secure systems programming language famous for its performance and safety, 1Password is more stable, more performant, and more secure than ever before.

The Core also provides a very tangible benefit to everyone who uses our new 1Password apps: predictability. A Core-powered 1Password app behaves the same no matter what platform you’re using.

Everything from your search results to the password generator has been unified. Even more complicated aspects of our apps – like item recovery and our incredible new item editor – are handled by the Core. New features, like the ability to create and edit SSH keys, which recently debuted in our desktop apps, can also be found in 1Password for iOS thanks to the Core.

Many firsts

iPhones side-by-side displaying the “Customize Home” screen and finished Home tab with title: “Appleseed Family”

There’s a lot to discover in this new app, but let me just touch on a few of my favorites.

Number 1: A personalized Home tab. All of us have slightly different use cases for our favorite security app, and the new Home tab enables you to set it up just the way you like it. Simply scroll to the bottom of the list, tap on the 🏠 Customize Home button, and you’re off to the races.

Are you a heavy user of tags and want to see them at the top all the time? Go for it. Would you prefer to never see the archive? No problem, just turn it off. We have a lot of ideas about the type of information we can make available to you on this screen, so let us know in the forums what you’d like to see.

iPad displaying horizontal three-column 1Password 8 for iOS screen

Number 2: 1Password for iPad.

1Password 8 on iPad is next-level. With a gorgeous layout that takes full advantage of the screen real estate, this is the iPad app I’ve always wanted us to build.

You can tailor the sidebar exactly the way you want it, just like the Home tab on iPhone. The best part is 1Password 8 for iPad scales gracefully to your device – from the expansive iPad Pro or the svelte iPad Mini – and to take advantage of iPad’s multitasking views like Split View or Slide Over.

Five iPhones displaying various 1Password Watchtower screens: Watchtower Dashboard, two screens with 1Password items displaying “Reused Password” notification, one screen displaying “Reused Passwords” filter in search results, and one screen displaying “Vulnerable Passwords” filter in search results

Number 3: Watchtower. Watchtower tells you about password breaches and other security problems with the items you have saved in 1Password. Until now, only fragments of Watchtower have been available on iOS.

We’ve always wanted to deliver a complete Watchtower experience to our iOS customers and I’m happy to report that 1Password 8 does just that. Featuring a full Watchtower dashboard, it gives you an at-a-glance view of your online security health. Better yet, it allows you to dig in and fix the issues, all from the comfort of your couch, your bed, or wherever you find yourself with a few extra minutes and some security issues to resolve.

The classics

As much as we’ve changed in 1Password 8, the greatest hits are still here. You can still unlock with Touch ID or Face ID, fill your passwords into apps and websites using Password AutoFill, and use our browser extension in Safari. And of course, the industry-leading security that you’ve come to know and trust continues to underpin everything we do.

I would recommend popping over to the Settings tab and checking out all of the options available to you to set up 1Password just the way you like it.

More to come

Four iPhone screens displaying the new design of 1Password 8 for iOS in multiple views

Today’s launch represents a massive lift by our design and development teams. There are a few things that did not make the cut, but we’ll be adding them in before stable release later this year. Keep an eye out for item sharing, additional Home tab content, Apple Watch support, account management, and an essential settings walkthrough.

Get involved

As I mentioned above, 1Password 8 is a brand new app with a TestFlight program all its own. We’ll be publishing updates every week, and posting about the updates to the community forum.

As always, we can’t make them great without your help, so please: download the app, dig in deep, and tell us what you think.

Want an early peek at 1Password 8 for iOS? Download the Early Access version on your iPhone and iPad today.


What's new

1Password for iOS 8.7.0-90

Hello everyone! Thank you for testing out the next generation of 1Password for iOS! We’ve been hard at work since last week’s debut, meaning there are a lot of exciting things to test out in this release. Happy testing! Please share your experiences in the community forum.

Here are the most notable improvements:

  • Home screen and sidebar customizations are now remembered between updates. You may lose your customizations with this update, but all future updates should save your exact configurations. !12140
  • Fixed a bug that caused some users to experience a stuck keyboard on the lock screen. !12255,!12232
  • The item list now has swipe actions! If you want to quickly mark a favorite or archive an item, swipe on the item row to find them on the left and right sides. !12178,!12182
  • Support for signing in to an account! via URL scheme. #14215,#11762
  • Several improvements to route schemes and search navigation. !12287,*!12113
  • Fixed an issue where the numeric keyboard wasn’t showing when entering two-factor authentication. #14402
  • Masked emails will now fill using AutoFill without a username field. #13775
  • AutoFill now has an improved settings screen in the system settings app. See Settings > Passwords > AutoFill Passwords. !12079
  • Various tweaks to the user interface for an improved look and feel. #14208,#14206,#14119,#14196,#14262,#14081,#14214,#14208,#14206,#14200,#14198,#14119,#13938,#14261,!12180,#14233,#13973,#12587,#14232,#14287,#13281,#14275,#14202,#14203,#13862,#14201
1Password for iOS 8.7.0-105

Greetings, testers! We’ve packed in an extra dose of delight for 1Password 8’s third Early Access build! Tap over into Watchtower this week to see an all-new security score experience! We’ve also included a handy way for you to share your security score to Twitter, or copy it to your clipboard. ​ Thank you so much for testing and for all of your feedback so far. We have a lot of really great updates for you this week, and we hope you enjoy them. Please share your experiences in the 1Password Support Community. https://1password.community/categories/1password-ios-beta-builds ​ Here are this week’s most notable improvements: ​

  • Watchtower has been updated with an amazing new look and feel! !12357,#14601,#14399
  • Sign in on 1Password.com has been enabled. !12322
  • Added tap-to-dismiss to bottom sheets in addition to swipe down. #14448
  • Lots of icon updates throughout the app! !12301,#14551,#14482
  • Minor improvements to search remembering your place in the app. #14446
  • Hide keyboard when adding a document or attaching a file. #14400,#14235
  • Newly downloaded translations. !12007
  • Improved information for Diagnostic Reports. #14043
  • And many more small improvements to the look and feel of the app! #14389,#14556,#14307,#14447,!12294,#6748,#14496,!12364,#14414,!12351
1Password for iOS 8.8.0-09

Greetings, testers! This week in our 4th Early Access release we have some new tiles for the customizable Home Screen in 1Password 8: Recently Used, Frequently Used, and Pinned Fields! Pinned Fields give you the ability to copy a field you need often with a single tap. One of the numerous ways to use Pinned Fields is to pin a one-time password, so you can see or copy it easily. To do so, go to an item and long-press on a field, then tap Pin to Home Screen.

Thank you so much for testing and for all of your feedback so far. We really hope you enjoy this week’s updates. Please share your experiences in the 1Password Support Community. https://1password.community/categories/1password-ios-beta-builds

Here are this week’s most notable improvements:

  • Added Recently Used, Frequently Used, and Pinned Fields to the Home Screen. !12498,#14863,#14864,!12554,!12529,!12514
  • Various visual improvements to Watchtower. #14703,#14752,!12442,!12462
  • Restored Manage Accounts and Manage Collections to the user menu. #14603
  • Added accessibility labels to the navigation tabs. #14865
1Password for iOS 8.8.0-19

Hello, testers! This week we have a special treat for iPad users: you can now open an item or a Watchtower list in a new window, enabling an ultra-fast way to triage a list and improve your Watchtower Score!

To use this feature When viewing an item, tap the overflow menu and select Open Item in New Window. In Watchtower you can long-press on the Overall Password Strength meter or a category card to open those lists in a new window.

Thank you so much for testing and for all of your feedback so far. We really hope you enjoy this week’s updates. Please share your experiences in the 1Password Support Community. https://1password.community/categories/1password-ios-beta-builds

An iPad with 1Password open to the Watchtower screen. It shows the New Window action, which casues a second window to list items with Vulnerable Passwords

Here are this week’s most notable improvements:

  • iPad now supports opening Item Details and Watchtower lists in a new window. !12518
  • Delete permanently and Restore actions are now available in a deleted item’s overflow menu. #14716
  • Locked accounts now display a lock icon in the User Menu. #14319
  • Pinned fields not in the current collection/account are now hidden. !12514
  • Resolve iPad search field exceeds toolbar bounds when large accessibility font sizes are used. #14204
  • Disable document downloads when offline. #14404
  • Fixed an issue where removing and re-adding an account would not restore pinned fields. !12554
  • Fixed bug where AutoFill extension could hang during dismissal. #14820
1Password for iOS 8.8.0-94

Hello, testers! This week’s release brings a little more functionality to Pinned Fields on the Home Screen. Now you can long-press on a Pinned Field and get options to go directly to the original item, copy the field, or unpin the field from the Home Screen.

1Password 8 for iOS Early Access homescreen. Showing a menu on a Pinned Field, with the options “Go to Item”, “Copy” and “Unpin from Home”

Stay tuned as we have a lot of amazing new features in the works to show you over the coming weeks!

Thank you so much for testing and for all of your feedback so far. We really hope you enjoy this week’s updates. Please share your experiences in the 1Password Support Community. https://1password.community/categories/1password-ios-beta-builds

Here are this week’s most notable improvements:

  • Pinned fields now have menus and actions when long-pressed. !12698
  • Added common phone separators to the keyboard when typing in a phone field. #14809
  • 1Password no longer attempts biometric unlock when it is unavailable. #14130
  • Fixed a crasher when loading item list row actions. #15043