[Updated] If you use 1Password 3 for iOS and Dropbox sync, take action by September 1

Update

Our sale ended September 6, thanks everyone!

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We’ve used Dropbox in 1Password for… forever. It’s a fantastic way to sync your data between all your devices. Dropbox continues to improve and innovate, making the service more accessible, faster, and even more secure. As part of this progress, Dropbox will disable its legacy API—the bridge that lets apps talk to Dropbox—in favor of its next-generation API on September 1st.

As we all know, sync and innovating are hard work, so we sympathize with Dropbox’s need to retire an old API that’s done its bit for king and country. If you use 1Password 3 for iOS and sync through Dropbox, you need to take action before September 1. If you use any other 1Password apps, they are already built for Dropbox’s next-generation API; you don’t need to do anything.

State of 1Password and Dropbox sync

In other words:

  • 1Password 3 for Mac and 1Password 1 for Windows sync directly to the Dropbox folder on the local file system and will continue to sync with Dropbox just fine.
  • 1Password 4 for iOS (released last year) uses the latest version of the Dropbox API and will continue to sync with Dropbox just fine.
  • 1Password 1 for Android also uses the latest version of the Dropbox API and will continue to sync with Dropbox just fine.
  • 1Password 1 for Windows Phone uses an open source API based on the latest Dropbox API and will continue to sync just fine.
  • 1Password 3 for iOS, which was removed from the App Store last year, used the legacy Dropbox API. Come September 1st, this old version of 1Password will no longer be able to sync with Dropbox.

If you use 1Password 3 for iOS and sync with Dropbox, please read on for alternative sync options.

What should 1Password 3 for iOS users do?

iOS-Versions-AffectedUsers of 1Password for Mac, Windows, Android, and Windows Phone, as well as 1Password 4 for iOS, have nothing to do. If you use 1Password 3 for iOS and sync through Dropbox, you need to take action before September 1.

First, confirm you are using 1Password 3 for iOS. To do this, look at the 1Password icon on your home screen and see if it matches one of the icons on the right. Now that you have confirmed your version, you have the following options.

Upgrade to 1Password 4 for iOS

1Password 4 for iOS is a brand new app from pixel to bit. It’s a single, universal app for iPhone and iPad that brought over 20 major new features and a ton of little ones like an incredible, full-featured web browser, Favorites, quick Action Bar, folders, private item sharing. It was also designed to use Dropbox’s latest sync technology.

To make this transition as easy as possible, we’re putting 1Password 4 for iOS on sale! Update: The sale ended September 6, thanks everyone!

You can switch to Wi-Fi Sync

1Password 3 for iOS supports Wi-Fi sync with 1Password 3 for Mac. We have a support document & video to help you set this up, and our stellar customer support team stands by to answer any questions. Note: 1Password for Windows does not currently support Wi-Fi sync.

FAQs

Why don’t you update 1Password 3 for iOS?

The short answer is: we’d like to, but we can’t. When we launched 1Password 4 for iOS last year, we removed our three previous versions of 1Password 3 for iOS from the App Store to avoid confusion. Apps removed from sale can no longer be updated.

As a small team we need to focus our development efforts on making the current versions of 1Password even better.

Do you still support 1Password 3 for iOS?

Absolutely! While 1Password 3 for iOS will no longer be updated, our Customer Support team is always willing and able to help you with any questions you have for 1Password 3 for iOS.

What if my device cannot run iOS 6?

1Password 4 for iOS requires iOS 6, which is compatible with:

  • iPhone: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5
  • iPod touch: iPod touch 4th & 5th generation
  • iPad: iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini

If your device cannot run iOS 6, your next option is to sync with 1Password 3 for Mac over Wi-Fi, as mentioned above.

If you have any questions about how you are impacted, please contact our support team.

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