How do I get 1Password to Autofill on Mac?

Answered by Tom Adger

To get 1Password to autofill on your Mac, you’ll first need to make sure you have 1Password installed and set up on your device. Once you have it installed, follow these steps:

1. Open and unlock 1Password: Locate the 1Password app on your Mac and open it. If you have set up a master password or Touch ID/Face ID, you will need to enter it to unlock the app.

2. Create a new item: In the 1Password app, click on the “New Item” button. This will allow you to create a new item within 1Password.

3. Search for Mac User Account Password: In the item creation window, there should be a search bar. Type in “Mac User Account Password” and select it from the search results. This item is specifically designed to store your Mac login details.

4. Fill in your Mac username: Once you have selected the “Mac User Account Password” item, your Mac username should be filled in automatically. If it is not, you can manually enter your Mac username in the appropriate field.

5. Enter your password: In the password field, enter your Mac login password. You can choose to either type it manually or use the password generator within 1Password to create a strong and secure password.

6. Save your changes: After filling in your Mac username and password, click on the “Save” button to save your changes. This will store your Mac login details securely within 1Password.

Now that you have set up your Mac login details in 1Password, you can use the autofill feature to automatically fill in your login information whenever you need to log in to your Mac or any other associated accounts.

To use autofill on your Mac:

1. Open the login page: When you come across a login page on your Mac, click on the username or password field to activate the autofill feature.

2. Access 1Password in the menu bar: Look for the 1Password icon in the menu bar at the top of your screen. It should be a square with a keyhole in it. Click on the icon to open the 1Password menu.

3. Select your login entry: In the 1Password menu, find the entry that corresponds to the login you want to autofill. It should have the same name as the website or application you are trying to log in to.

4. Autofill your credentials: Click on the entry in the 1Password menu, and 1Password will automatically fill in your username and password for you. You may need to grant 1Password permission to access your login details the first time you use autofill.

5. Complete the login process: After 1Password has filled in your login credentials, you can proceed with the login process as usual.

It’s important to note that for autofill to work seamlessly, you need to have the 1Password app running in the background and be logged in to your 1Password account. Additionally, make sure you have enabled the autofill feature within the 1Password settings on your Mac.

1Password provides a convenient and secure way to manage your passwords and autofill login information on your Mac. By following these steps, you can easily set up and use the autofill feature in 1Password to streamline your login process and enhance your online security.