How to Migrate From LastPass to 1Password

You don't have to lose all those passwords!
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You aren't stuck with your password manager. Whether you're using LastPass, Dashlane, or another password manager, you can easily migrate your data from one to another.

Many people are considering new options, given LastPass's recent changes, and we're here to show you how to switch from LastPass to our preferred password manager, 1Password. See why we love 1Password and use the guide below to help you export your data from LastPass to 1Password.

Why are people leaving LastPass?

Beginning March 19, 2021, LastPass will restrict access to its free password manager for those with multiple devices. That means if you want to access all of your stored passwords on both your phone and computer, then you will no longer be able to do so.

For many, this means that they'll simply have to upgrade to the premium version of LastPass. The premium version of LastPass will start at $36 for a year for individuals and $48 for a year for families. That's essentially the same price as their major competitors, 1Password and Dashlane.

The only reason to stay with LastPass then is for convenience. But it's really not that hard to switch password managers.

Do I need to manually input all my passwords again when I switch?

Nope. You can export ALL of your passwords and most of your data from LastPass to 1Password. Sometimes the way your passwords are organized may simply be a bit different, but it's essentially the same. And we've written a guide to get you started with how to use 1Password—should you need any help.

Are there any cheaper options?

NordPass. We've reviewed NordPass favorably. NordPass costs $30 annually, compared to the $36 for 1Password or $40 for Dashlane. And it's an excellent password manager that would be a fine replacement for LastPass. We've even pitted 1Password versus NordPass to compare them.

Will the steps below work for switching to other password managers?

Yes! Importing the passwords may look a bit different. But exporting your data from LastPass will be the same. And most password managers have a way to easily input your passwords into their new system. Heck, it would be silly for them NOT to make it easy for you!

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Export LastPass Data

You can export all of your data (passwords, secure notes, form fills, Wi-Fi passwords, etc.) as a CSV file or an XML file, which can then be easily read and moved into your new password manager, like 1Password.

Method #1: CSV export

If you have the LastPass Chrome extension installed, click on the icon and navigate to Account Options > Advanced > Export > LastPass CSV File. You'll be prompted to enter your password and then the CSV will download.

Method #2: Copy and paste

There's also an easy way to transfer the data by just copying and pasting the data from one LastPass to 1Password.

  • Open your internet browser and go to LastPass.com.
  • Sign in to your account.
  • In the sidebar, click Advanced Options.
  • Select Export.
  • Enter your LastPass password.

Your data will open in a new tab.

  • Highlight all the onscreen text. (On a Mac, you can press ⌘ + A. On Windows, press ctrl + A.)
  • Copy all the onscreen text. (On a Mac, you can press ⌘ + C. On Windows, press ctrl + C.)
Import data to 1Password

Now that you have the encrypted data from LastPass in a CSV or copied to your clipboard, all you need to do is add the data into 1Password to import it.

  • Go to 1Password.com.
  • Sign in or sign up for an account.
  • Look for your profile picture and name in the upper-right of your account screen—and click on it.
  • Select Import.
  • Choose LastPass (or any other password manager you're switching from).

By default, 1Password chooses your Private Vault. If you would like to import the data to a different vault, then select it. (Be careful, if you import your personal data to a shared vault, then it will be accessible to others. You can always move some passwords to your shared vault later if you wish).

  • For the CSV import option, click the CSV option, browse for the CSV file you exported from LastPass, and upload it. When you're done, delete the CSV.
  • For the copy and paste option, Paste your data into the text field. (On a Mac, you can press ⌘ + V. On Windows, press ctrl + V. Or you can right-click and choose paste.)

Finally, choose Take me to my imported items to see what imported and where it imported.

A few notes on your new import from Lastpass to 1Password

  1. What LastPass calls sites are called logins by 1Password.
  2. "Secure Notes" will be separated into different categories in 1Password, like Bank Accounts, Driver licenses, or Secure Notes.
  3. "Folders" become "tags."
  4. Your stored documents DO NOT get imported. To import those, you need to download them to your computer and store them in 1Password.

If you want to uninstall LastPass, you'll need to uninstall both the browser extension (if you're using it) and the app on your computer.

Uninstalling LastPass browser extension

Uninstalling a browser extension can vary from browser to browser. We'll show you how to do it in Chrome.

To uninstall LastPass in Chrome:

Uninstalling the LastPass app on Windows

To uninstall the LastPass for Windows Desktop application:

  • Go to Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features.
  • Right-click LastPass.
  • Choose Uninstall.

Uninstalling the LastPass app on a Mac

To uninstall the LastPass Mac App:

  • Quit the LastPass app.
  • Open Finder.
  • Choose Applications.
  • Drag the LastPass app into the Trash.

If you're the kind of person who learns best with a video tutorial, then we're including the official 1Password video tutorial on transferring your passwords and other data from LastPass to 1Password.

Watch the video:

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