Today, 1Password has pushed another update to the app in which customers with a prior purchase can once again create a standalone vault during setup. xThe restoration was brought into existence after users queued up online to voice their frustrations with the fact that the option was silently removed in an update.
Earlier this month, a string of complaints was caused by the Canadian password management service on Reddit and elsewhere when a v7.3.3 update to the 1Password iOS app removed the free-to-use local vault option from the app setup process without alerting users to the change.
Withdrawing the option meant that users who reinstalled the iOS app for whatever reason could no longer configure a local vault on their device, even if they’d paid an upfront fee for the app or bought the Pro in-app purchase in the past for exactly this purpose.
The change meant that users looking to maintain local vaults on iPhone or iPad had to either pay for a 1Password membership, or sync their iOS device with a standalone vault created by 1Password for Mac or 1Password Windows – both of which require a subscription.
In addition to restoring the ability to create a local vault, the latest 7.3.4 update for 1Password also makes it possible to turn off Two-Factor Authentication for your 1Password Account directly from Settings. Minor bug fixes and improvements have been added.
It resembles there’s no longer any way to use the password management service without subscribing to a paid plan, at least for new users.