While all the AgileBits kids have been having a fun- & sun-filled summer vacation, our development, docs, and support teams have been toiling away in our air-conditioned nerd caves to bring you the best 1Password for iOS release since the last one!
Our focus for this release was keeping your security as convenient & refreshing as an ice-cold drink on a hot summer day. Let’s take a sip from the improvements to Vaults, Touch ID, the Extension, and the Apple Watch app.
Switching it up
Multiple vaults are the best way to keep different parts of your life secure, without a ton of clutter. We all have our personal data, family vaults, and even work accounts to keep safe & organized.
We’ve made switching between these roles of your life super simple with an all-new vault switcher. Simply tap the new Vault icon in the upper left to get the quick switcher. Select a vault and you are instantly switched to it.
Touchable on demand
In the olden days (meaning yesterday), if you opened 1Password and then tapped Cancel on the Touch ID prompt, 1Password would switch to the Master Password prompt. For your security and convenience, the new Master Password prompt is more flexible: now when you tap Cancel, there is a fingerprint icon on the Master Password screen. Simply tap this icon to immediately restore Touch ID.
Note: If you restart your device, or the Master Password timeout is reached, this new icon will not appear, as the Master Password will still be needed in those situations.
Improved short-term memory
The extension and the main app now share unlock settings, so when you unlock the main app, the extension will remember this and use Touch ID.
Again, restarting the device or reaching a Master Password timeout will still require you to enter your Master Password.
Never drop a PIN again
Unique passwords are great for your logins, and unique PINs for your credit cards are also fantastic. Remembering them? Not so much.
Credit Card items on Apple Watch will now show the PIN field. The next time you buy chips & salsa with your credit card you can take a quick look at your wrist for your purchasing needs.
Closing the Vault
There are many more improvements and fixes in 1Password 5.5 for iOS, and you can check them all out in the release notes or in the in-app Message Center, located in Settings.
While I need to close up the vault for this release, the team can’t wait to show you all the great things we’re working on for the next one! In the meantime, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave your comment here, in our discussion forums, on Twitter/ADN, or on Facebook.