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All older passwords are gone

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I used the password manager feature years and go to it probably 5+ times a week. I went to look for a password today and there are only 5 accounts in there. Trying not to panic I went to my computer to see if it was just my iOS device that wasn't showing them all for some reason, but only the same five accounts are in there too. When I first setup my ipad, all the accounts in the password vault sync'd but they all showed empty so I never bothered looking them up on there. I'm wondering if somehow the ipad's failed sync caused all the other passwords to be corrupted and removed from my account somehow. The 5 accounts I do have are all new accounts I've made over the past month, and I've used it a ton since the old ones. Any ideas for how I could get them back?

I used the password manager feature years and go to it probably 5+ times a week. I went to look for a password today and there are only 5 accounts in there. Trying not to panic I went to my computer to see if it was just my iOS device that wasn't showing them all for some reason, but only the same five accounts are in there too. When I first setup my ipad, all the accounts in the password vault sync'd but they all showed empty so I never bothered looking them up on there. I'm wondering if somehow the ipad's failed sync caused all the other passwords to be corrupted and removed from my account somehow. The 5 accounts I do have are all new accounts I've made over the past month, and I've used it a ton since the old ones. Any ideas for how I could get them back?

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Hi

I am sorry to hear that this has happened. This matter is being looked into by our developers and I hope to be able to update you soon with more information.

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Our developers have finished their investigation and an update for Firefox for iOS has been published. This is version number 121.1 and we strongly recommend that you update to this as soon as possible.

If you experienced data loss with the previous update we apologise for the inconvenience this may have caused.

You may be able to recover your logins through one of two ways:

  1. Use an existing backup of your Firefox profile that you may have taken (see this support article) or,
  2. Take a backup of your Firefox profile (this article will help). Keeping Firefox closed, find the file named logins-backup.json. Take a copy of it, rename it to logins.json replacing the existing file with the same name.

We apologise that this has happened. Work is being done internally to reduce the chances of this happening again but we appreciate that this does not make up for the disruption this has caused you.

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