Do I need to update my 1Password vault to OPVault format?

I currently use 1Password across multiple platforms (Windows 10 laptop - running standalone 1Password 4, and current app versions on both iOS 11 and Android 8.1). The Android app is asking me to update to OPVault format as the current version is not compatible with 1Password 7.

I currently have no intention to upgrade to 1Password 7 since my current setup works marvellously for what I need (and I've already paid for the standalone licence for 1Password 4 as well as the Pro features on iOS).

Therefore do I need to update the database? And if not, is there a way to remove the pop up as it comes up everytime I open the app on Android!

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  • periperi

    Team Member

    Hi @jace88. With 1Password 7, we're retiring support for the legacy Agile Keychain format in favor of our newer and more secure OPVault format. The OPVault format was introduced in 2012, and has been supported for sync on Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac for several years now alongside the Agile Keychain format. However, it's only now that we're officially removing support for the Agile Keychain format, as it's not as secure.

    So to clarify, the OPVault format is supported in 1Password 4 for Windows and 1Password 7 for iOS, so you can convert within your existing setup. You'll just need to make sure to sync your other devices with the new vault once it's created.

    I hope this helps. Let us know if you have more questions!

  • I've done the migration on my Android device, but am not sure what I need to do/where to click on my Windows PC's and iPhone and iPad. Or if it was automatically updated through Dropbox? Is there a way to check?

  • periperi

    Team Member

    Thanks @jace88. On your iOS devices, you'll need to launch 1Password and go to Settings > Sync, then disable sync. Reenable sync after, and make sure to select the 1Password.opvault in Dropbox.

    On Windows, launch 1Password and select File > Open Vault, then open the 1Password.opvault folder in Dropbox. Let us know how it goes!

  • Old thread but wanted to say it all worked out. I think the confusion came from it just 'working' which surprised me! It even made a backup in my Dropbox for me but some devices automatically detected the new one.

  • periperi

    Team Member

    @jace88 Thanks for the update. I'm glad to hear that you were able to get everything sorted! :)

  • I have a much older version of 1Password ( If I upgrade android, will it break my windows install?

  • periperi

    Team Member

    Hey @whiteazn. Can you please email us at [email protected]? Thanks!

  • MZ123MZ123
    edited January 2

    I've got the same question as whiteazn does - same older version of 1Password for Windows. I got sick of my Android app nagging me to update every time I tried to use it, so I finally broke down and did so, and there seems to be no way to use the new vault format.

    Also - just looked at upgrading the desktop version - and it seems to now be subscription-based versus a one-time purchase. Is that for real? If so, it may be time to move on.

  • periperi

    Team Member

    Hi @MZ123. Just to clarify, you're using 1Password version 1 on your Windows computer? When did you purchase the license for that?

    1Password 7 for Windows supports both standalone licenses and subscriptions. It's a free upgrade with a subscription, but without one it will require a new license purchase. If you want to upgrade, please follow the steps here:

  • Yes - it's an old 1Password 1 version. I'm happy to purchase the new version for Windows, I just don't want to be stuck with a permanent ongoing fee.

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    @MZ123: Sounds good. 1Password 7 should be able to import your existing data from the AgileKeychain fairly easily, but if you do run into any issues do to its age just let us know. We can help. :)

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