1Password received a handy new feature recently that allows the app to temporarily remove all passwords, credit cards, and other stored data from a user’s devices. The feature is called Travel Mode, and it was created to protect users worried about running into trouble with security agents while traveling.
Increasingly, people are being asked to turn over and unlock their phones at the border, and doing that can expose a huge amount of data. Add in an app like 1Password — a central repository for a ton of private data — and it’s easy to see why someone would be worried about having to hand over their phone.
Travel Mode requires a bit of work, but it goes a good way to resolve that problem. 1Password subscribers now have the ability to mark certain “vaults” (essentially, profiles containing a bunch of different passwords and secure information) as “safe for travel.”
One downside is that it is only available to actual subscribers, and not one time purchasers. But I'm sure we'll see this feature appearing elsewhere soon too.