Besides the maximum-level encryption that oneSafe uses, the app also comes with multiple other security features. Most of them are configurable from the “Settings” menu (in oneSafe for iPhone and iPad) or the “Preferences” menu (in oneSafe for Mac).


Different types of passcode:

oneSafe offers you four basic types of passcode ranging from a simple PIN to a sophisticated alphanumeric code:

1.  Four-digit PIN
A passcode made up of four numerical digits corresponds to 10,000 possible combinations. This is a good level of protection similar to that of your ATM card or credit card.


2.  Visual pattern
This passcode is based on a visual pattern using a series of digits. With this type of passcode, you’re not limited to only four digits.  Just be sure to trace your unique pattern out of sight of prying eyes!


3. Alphanumeric password
This passcode type gives you the highest level of protection. The optimum combination would be a minimum of eight characters that do not spell any existing word, using lower case and upper case letters, some numerical digits and a special character. For example, you could base it on the first or last letters of your favorite expression or song.



This passcode uses a PIN based on a series of numbers, shapes and colors. It’s the most secure PIN technology ever, because no observer can discover your PIN even if they watch you typing it in!


Second level of protection:

Within oneSafe, you can use the categories to organize your information. The “Double Protection” category is password protected, providing you with a second level of protection for your most valuable data. In addition, all the other categories give you the option of protecting them with a password as well.

To do this in oneSafe for iPhone and iPad and oneSafe Photos, go to the “Categories” screen by hitting the name of the category at the top of the page (e.g. “Wallet”).  From the “Categories” screen, hit the “Edit” button at the top right. Then hit the category you’d like to password protect, to edit its details. Slide the “Protected by a password” option to “ON.” The next time you try to enter that category, it will ask you to set up a password.

To do this in oneSafe for Mac, click on the category you’d like to password protect, then click on the action button Action_Greyin the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. Choose “Edit Category,” check the box marked “Protected by a password” and click “Done.” The next time you try to enter that category, it will ask you to set up a password.

For more information on editing categories, see this page.



The auto-lock feature will lock oneSafe automatically after a specified period of inactivity. In oneSafe for iPhone and iPad and oneSafe Photos, go to “Settings,” then “Security Options” to configure the amount of inactivity time before auto-lock kicks in. In oneSafe for Mac, go to “oneSafe” then “Preferences” and click on “Advanced security.” You will see various auto-lock options under that menu.



Password reminder:

A password is like a toothbrush; it should be changed regularly!  The simpler it is, the more often it needs to be updated. Use the password reminder feature to let oneSafe remind you when it’s time to for a change. To find this feature in oneSafe for iPhone and iPad and oneSafe Photos, go to “Settings,” then “Security Options.” You’ll find “Password reminder” in the “SECURITY POLICY” section. In oneSafe for Mac, click on “oneSafe” > “Preferences” > “Master Password.” You will see the password reminder option at the bottom of that menu.



When opening oneSafe, you have three attempts to key in the correct password. After three unsuccessful attempts, the app will be locked for 30 seconds before login can be attempted again.

However, if you want the maximum level of security, you can choose to activate the “Self-destruction” feature. This means that all your data will be erased after three failed attempts to login. Please think carefully before deciding to activate this feature because, once your data has been erased in this way, it cannot be retrieved. To activate this feature in oneSafe for iPhone and iPad and oneSafe Photos, go to “Settings” > “Self-destruction” and slide the “Activate self-destruction” button to “ON.” This feature is not available in oneSafe for Mac.



oneSafe allows you to back up all the contents of your app and store it securely on your computer. To find out how to do this, please see this page.


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