How to Migrate From LastPass to 1Password
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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