How to set up the Proton Pass macOS app

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Using Proton Pass

In this article, we show you how to install the Proton Pass macOS app. If you have a paid Proton Pass plan, the Mac app allows you to access your items offline . If you want to save and autofill logins directly in your browser, you can use our browser extensions for:

  • Safari
  • Chrome
  • Brave
  • Firefox

Learn how to set up the Proton Pass browser extension(new window)

You can also access Proton Pass on your Mac:

How to install and set up the Proton Pass macOS app

By default, macOS only allows apps to be installed from the App Store. To install the Proton Pass app, you’ll need to adjust your Mac’s settings to allow apps to be installed from other sources.

To do this (if you haven’t done so already), open the Settings app → Privacy & SecuritySecurityDownload applications from and select App Store and identified developers.

App Store security

1. Sign up(new window) for a Proton Pass account. If you use any other Proton service (such as Proton Mail, Proton VPN, or Proton Drive), you automatically have a Proton Pass account. Just sign in with your existing Proton Account username and password. 

2. Download the Proton Pass app.

3. Locate the downloaded DMG file in Finder (by default, it’ll be in your Downloads folder), double-click on it, and drag Proton Pass to your Applications folder.

Drag Proton Pass to your Applications folder

4. Launch Proton Pass from Launchpad and click Open at the security prompt.

Click Open at the security prompt

5. Sign in with your Proton Account username and password (and 2FA code(new window) if you’ve enabled it).

Sign in with Proton

If you’ve used a password manager before, the first thing you probably want to do is import your logins from it.

And that’s it! You can now easily access your saved passwords, notes, hide-my-email aliases, and credit card details from the convenience of a desktop app.

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