1Password mini is a handy 1Password tool that makes it easier for you to fill in your passwords. You can use this tool to access all the passwords you saved in 1Password quickly. But sometimes, the app may fail to launch with the following error message: “1Password failed to connect to 1Password mini”. This error can affect both Windows and Mac computers.
As a quick reminder, 1Password relies on 1Password mini to launch. In other words, if 1Password can’t connect to 1Password mini, the app will fail to launch. Let’s explore how you can troubleshoot this problem.
How to Fix 1Password Failed to Connect to 1Password Mini
Restart the App
This error message may show up after updating 1Password. The good news is that you should be able to fix it simply by relaunching 1Password.
If the issue persists, restart your computer. As a quick reminder, 1Password mini starts up automatically when you boot up your computer. So, restart your device to force the system to relaunch 1Password mini.
Check the Applications Folder
If you’re getting this error on a MacBook, go to the Applications folder and make sure 1Password is there. If the app is located elsewhere, that could explain why it fails to connect to 1Password mini. Bring the app back to the default location and check if the issue persists.
Update or Reinstall the App
Additionally, make sure you’re running the latest 1Password version on your computer. The app automatically checks for updates five minutes after you launched it. Go to Help, and select About 1Password to check the current version. Keep in mind that 1Password 6 and earlier releases may not work properly on the latest macOS versions. The only thing you can do is to upgrade to 1Password 7.
If the app fails to update, restart your computer, and close all the apps and processes running in the background, including your antivirus and firewall. Re-enable your security tools after updating the app.
If the issue persists, uninstall 1Password and restart your computer. Then download a fresh copy of the app and check the results.
If 1Password can’t connect to 1Password mini, you won’t be able to launch the app. To fix the issue, restart your computer and install the latest 1Password app version. If the problem persists, reinstall the app. These solutions should fix the problem. Let us know which method did the trick for you.