How to Setup and Use iCloud Keychain on iOS 7

Posted October 26, 2013 at 4:02am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 65188 views

These are instructions on how to setup and use iCloud Keychain on iOS 7. iCloud Keychain keeps your Safari website usernames and passwords, credit card information, and Wi-Fi network information up to date across all of your approved devices that are using iOS 7.0.3 or later or OS X Mavericks v10.9 or later.

iCloud Keychain can also keep the accounts you use in Mail, Contacts, Calendar, and Messages up to date across all of your Macs. If you're signed in to Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, or any other accounts in Internet Accounts on OS X Mavericks, iCloud can push those accounts to your Macs as well.

Step One
Make sure you have installed iOS 7.0.3 on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Step Two
Select Settings from the SpringBoard.


Step Three
Choose iCloud from the Settings menu.


Step Four
Choose Keychain from the iCloud menu.


Step Five
Tap to switch iCloud Keychain ON.


Step Six
You will be asked to use your iPhone's Passcode as an iCloud Security Code or create a different code. We opted to Create Different Code.


Step Seven
You'll be asked to create an iCloud Security Code. Enter a four-digit numeric security code.


Step Eight
Re-enter your security code.


Step Nine
Enter a phone number that can receive SMS messages. This can be your own number or the number of someone you trust. This number will be used to verify your identity when using your iCloud Security Code.

Select your country and enter your phone number then tap Next.


Step Ten
iCloud Keychain setup is now complete.


Step Eleven
To use iCloud Keychain, launch Safari and navigate to site where you need to login. For example, http://www.iclarified.com/login.php. Once you've entered and submitted your credentials, Safari will prompt you to save the information in iCloud Keychain for AutoFill on all your devices. Tap the Save Password button. This information will now be available across your devices.

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Tzvi Filler - October 26, 2013 at 11:07pm
Will they add the ability to sync with iCloud on PC?
Denis - October 26, 2013 at 8:04pm
Welcome to the Apple_spy advanced feature !
John - October 26, 2013 at 1:57pm
Here is a very interesting article regarding What iCloud keychain is, i thought it was worth sharing it since it really gives a good explanation on what it really is http://www.amongtech.com/what-is-icloud-keychain/
iOS 7 - October 26, 2013 at 11:11am
I'm using it without a code
MightyMax - October 26, 2013 at 7:53am
This is a disaster waiting to happen. I'm not sure how a 4 "digit" code can be associated with the word security...but it won't be long before someone finds a way to exploit this new feature. And let's not forget how weak the security is on iOS. Especially with people using passwords like 5683, 1234, 1111, etc..Hopefully Apple has stopped storing passwords in plain text.
ammadz - October 26, 2013 at 4:05pm
you can set your own password or select a security key suggested during the activation of iCloud keychain. I think with the phone number associated with it & your actual iCloud password, it enables 2 step verification in the event you want to reset or if someone trying to infiltrate your keychain. I could agree that it shouldn't give the Passcode as an option for security..
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