1Password 6.4 for iOS: The 1-Up Edition

Our hero, 1Password, is on a quest to bring convenience to the land of Secura. After conquering Worlds 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3, it is time for the hero to check their inventory and equip themselves for World 6.4.

Reboot-Resistant Touch ID

Use the fingerprint button to trigger Touch ID

Previously, the inhabitants of the land of Secura would need to re-type the magical Master Password incantation every time they restarted their device. No more! The newly enchanted Touch ID has +10 Reboot-Resistance. After restarting the device a Touch ID restore button will appear near the Master Password field.

If you prefer the previous Master Password requirement, you can restore it by tapping Settings > Advanced > Security > Require Master Password.

Teleport Data With the New Importer

1Password 6.4 for iOS importer
It is easier than ever to bring your data with you from another realm. Much like stepping through a warp portal, the new Importer makes your move from 1Password 3 to 1Password 6 super simple.

In addition to moving easily from one version to another, check out Settings > Advanced > Import Vaults to import both 1Password 3 backup files and 1Password Interchange Files (1pif).

Family-Friendly First-Run Setup

The first-run experience is now rated FT for Families and Teams. During setup, you can sign in with your 1Password account (Families or Teams) straight away. If you exclusively use a 1Password account, setting up the app for the first time will no longer create an empty Primary vault.

Bonus Round

Even more awaits you on your quest for convenient security, such as improved credit card and identity filling, setting a vault name when adding a secondary vault from Dropbox, and much more. Read the full release notes for all the details.

We’d love to hear the tales of your adventures in Secura in the comments below, or over in our discussion forums!

Now that you’ve reviewed your inventory, it’s time to continue on your quest by updating to 1Password 6.4 from the App Store!

?INSERT KEY TO CONTINUE?

OPI World 6-4

19 replies
    • Howard
      Howard says:

      3rd party IME can access everything you type with them! I believe that’s why 1P doesn’t support them. Of course technically Agilebits still can do that with an on/off option, but IMHO that’s not safe…

    • Chris De Jabet
      Chris De Jabet says:

      Do you mean third-party keyboards on iOS? If so, 1Password blocks them by default. You can manually override this in the app’s Settings tab, under Advanced > Allow Custom Keyboards.

      As Howard noted earlier, third-party keyboards can see what you are typing, so do be aware of that. iOS itself will block all third-party keyboards no matter when when typing in a Secure Input field, such as a password field while editing an item.

  1. FragileBits
    FragileBits says:

    I love a bit of creative writing as much as the next person, but I’m afraid this update briefing goes way over the top. It actually discourages reading and disguises the fact – which is not explained in plain English – that this update includes an extremely cool feature:

    Your post:

    “Previously, the inhabitants of the land of Secura would need to re-type the magical Master Password incantation every time they restarted their device. No more! The newly enchanted Touch ID has +10 Reboot-Resistance. After restarting the device a Touch ID restore button will appear near the Master Password field”.

    Alternative:

    “You no longer need to enter your Master Password after rebooting your iPhone. Instead, you can keep using Touch ID for up to 10 restarts in a row.”

    Reply
    • Chris De Jabet
      Chris De Jabet says:

      Thanks for the comments here. However, your alternative is not entirely true, as the new Touch ID behavior does not have a cap on how many times it can be used. If set to never require the Master Password, Touch ID will be able to be used for any number of device restarts.

    • FragileBits
      FragileBits says:

      Thanks for the clarification.

      Perhaps my misunderstanding has been helpful in underlining my point!

    • Chris De Jabet
      Chris De Jabet says:

      You’re welcome, FragileBits! I can see how it could have been communicated a bit more clearly on my part!

  2. anon
    anon says:

    this is the one of the less stellar updates:
    -Defaults to Require master pw ‘Never’

    which would be ok if the alternative, which I want to use “Require After Restart’ actually worked and not require after random amount of time, but at least once a day.

    this change has likely caused numerous customers to not realize when the master pw will be required, forcing them to type it in public.

    Please fix asap

    Reply
    • Chris De Jabet
      Chris De Jabet says:

      Hey anon, I’m sorry for the troubles. We have found a couple bugs with the new lock timeouts and believe we have them fixed in beta. We hope to have that out real soon.

    • Chris De Jabet
      Chris De Jabet says:

      Hi Sebastian,

      Not much has really changed here except for when the Master Password is purged from the iOS device keychain.

      The way we securely store the Master Password in the iOS device keychain hasn’t changed. You can review how that is done here: https://support.1password.com/how-safe-is-touch-id/

      What changed is that we used to force the Master Password to be purged upon device restart, which would require the Master Password. Now we retain that during device restart, allowing Touch ID to be used.

      Of course, we have an option in “Settings > Advanced > Security > Require Master Password” to have the Master Password expire after device restart or a defined set of time. And, no matter what, if you tap “Settings > Security > Lock Now”, the Master Password will be required for the next unlock.

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