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Password Manager 1Password now runs natively on Apple silicon and M1 Macs

Yosemite 1Password on MacBook Pro
Yosemite 1Password on MacBook Pro (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • 1Password has been updated to include native support for Apple silicon.
  • 1Password version 7.8 is now available for download.

Popular password manager 1Password has been updated to include native support for Apple silicon. Before 1Password version 7.8, users were running the app via Rosetta 2 emulation when using an M1 Mac.

The new update includes a raft of other improvements as well, but the big addition is obviously the arrival of Apple silicon support. That being said, Rosetta 2 handled the x86 emulation so well few complained of 1Password performance before this update.

Other improvements include:

  • Improved memory use when editing items.
  • Improved the performance of the Touch ID/Apple Watch unlock prompt. {#5126}
  • Adds an option to turn off autosaving of credit cards when typed in Safari.
  • 1Password will now appear less frequently in email and account fields where autofill isn't desired. {4185}
  • Changed the background of the item list sort control to fit better on Big Sur.
  • Password history now displays in reverse chronological order. {#5217}
  • Improved the reliability of syncing to 1Password.com. {#4835}
  • Updated 1Password mini so that it no longer indicates the extension is missing when web browsers are frontmost.

Improvements have also been made to how 1Password handles passwords on sites like Instagram, eBay, and more.

You can download the updated version of 1Password right now (opens in new tab).

1Password is one of the best password managers around right now and it's almost as amazing as having a keyless entry door lock at your home!

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.