1Password browser on Android

Hi All,

2 questions please:

  1. When we open a page in 1Password Browser from 1Password App, does it store cache / cookies? If yes, how can we delete them?
  2. Can we add a shortcut of that Browser on Home Screen to browse websites with it rather than going to 1Password app and then clicking any saved link to open it?

Thanks!


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Comments

  • periperi

    Team Member

    Hi @Captain_Hook. The built-in 1Browser doesn't store cookies. When you exit 1Password, the 1Browser clears completely. That said, it's not customizable, so you won't be able to set a home page. For that, I recommend using Chrome with our keyboard for filling. :)

  • Hi peri!

    Thanks for your reply!

    Just tried the following:

    1. Opened 1Password app on Android
    2. Then opened one of my email accounts and clicked to link.
    3. It opened the page and suggested to enter the credentials which I did by clicking to Key icon in the browser.
    4. I then quit the 1Password application
    5. Then opened it again, navigated to the same account and clicked to the same link again
    6. When it opened the page my email account was already logged, which means that the browser did remember the session and didn't clear the cookies/cache otherwise the email would not be logged but requested to enter the credentials again.

    It looks like the browser didn't clear the cache/cookies on exit.

    Could you please advise why? Thanks.

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    @Captain_Hook: Thanks for following up! The confusing thing is that this isn't something 1Password handles; rather, we're just using the system webview, which is a bit of a black box, and its behaviour has changed over time as well. Sometimes I am able to reproduce something similar to what you describe, but other times I'm not.

    I've experimented with this a bit myself because frankly I'm curious too, but I have not been able to reliably clear webview cache/cookies intentionally; it seems like this may happen on its own if certain conditions are met — though I'm not sure if that's a matter of time, or just to free up space. I've tried Settings > Storage > Other and also Cached Data, since these seemed like good candidates, but neither seems to make any difference. You'll note that Settings > Storage > Apps > 1Password > Clear Cache makes no difference as well, since this isn't something 1Password is handling itself. I've stopped short of invoking Clear Data there since that will wipe out everything else in 1Password...and that would be the same as reinstalling the app completely, which kind of nullifies the whole issue.

    Honestly it may be best to use Chrome or another dedicated browser, as the built-in browser is a bit limited in many other ways due to the webview. 1Browser is convenient at times, but with a full-fledged browser we have a lot more control over its behaviour. I hope this helps. Be sure to let me know if you have any other questions! :)

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