Am I doing something wrong? (Editing passwords on IOS)

This has been bugging me for some time.

Say I need to edit a password, when I touch the password field I get a pop-up window on the bottom asking to "Use Strong password" or "Choose my Own password". If I choose "Use Strong Password" the pop up goes away. If I touch "Choose my own Password" the entire password field is blanked out, and I would have to retype the entire password with the changes I want to make.

That is VERY annoying when I only want to change a character or two in the middle of the password.

Am I doing something wrong?

1Password Version: Latest on IOS
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: Not Provided
Sync Type: Not Provided


  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    Hi @Doug0915

    I'm sorry you're having trouble. I'm not seeing either of those options... could you please confirm which version of 1Password for iOS you are using?

    This is what I see when I edit an item:

    and then when I tap in the (concealed) password field I can move the cursor around and make changes:


  • Doug0915Doug0915
    edited June 2019

    Sure, The version is 7.3.1 on IOS.

    Here is a screenshot of what I see when I hit edit on the page (my email is blacked out). The pop up is on the bottom. The pop up looks like it's coming from IOS and not 1password. Maybe there is something flipped on in IOS that is causing it?

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    The pop up looks like it's coming from IOS and not 1password. Maybe there is something flipped on in IOS that is causing it?

    That's correct. :) Please see this guide:

    Especially the tip:

    To stop iCloud Keychain from asking to save your passwords, deselect iCloud Keychain. Then you’ll always know passwords are saved in 1Password, without any confusion.

    I hope that helps!


  • Yes, that did the trick! I seriously don't remember turning that on. Oh well. thanks again!

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    You're very welcome. If we can be of further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us.


  • Is there any chance of some day making it easy to edit that hidden password field? Your own screenshots show the problem I struggle with whenever using the iOS app to create passwords: the app creates a nice strong password, then I need to tweak it (have to add a digit or something for some silly site), but I have to edit it blindly, looking at the position of the cursor in the hidden password field.
    There must be a better way.

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member
    edited July 2019

    @harrist4: That will really depend on Apple. We're using their Secure Input in password fields to protect the data there, and that's just how those work. I cannot really fathom how they could keep it secure and allow more flexibility as far as editing/navigation...but I also don't have access to anything under the hood in the OS so maybe there's a way. I think the solution for your specific example is for us to somehow make the password generator able to cope with weird stuff like that...or for websites to join us in the 21st century and cut it out with silly password requirements/limitations that add no security, only inconvenience.

  • Thanks, it makes sense that you are at the mercy of the iOS API.
    Even something as simple as a highlighted letter in the plaintext showing where the cursor is in the cyphertext would help.

    As it is, I feel like I'm navigating through the editing process with a map and compass.

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    Hopefully there will be a way to improve it in the future. But given the current options, I'm totally okay with sticking with security. :)

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