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How to Use iCloud Keychain Security?

iCloud Keychain

Using iCloud Keychain, you can easily secure your track and other important information up-to-date across your different devices. The iCloud Keychain keeps a track of things, allowing you to manage your secure information. It helps you by auto-filling your information such as your Safari usernames and passwords, Wi-Fi networks, credit cards, and Social log-ins on your desired device that you allow access to.

Guide to Set Up iCloud Keychain Security

In order to use iCloud Keychain, make sure you have iOS 7.0.3 or above on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. If you are using iCloud Keychain for Mac, you must have OS X Mavericks 10.9 or above. If you would update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to the latest version of iOS, you will be prompted to set up iCloud Keychain by the setup assistant. As instructions may vary depending on whether you are using two-factor authentication or some other type of security, such as your email, password, or security questions.

When Using Two-Factor Authentication

If you have enabled Two-Factor Authentication, it means your device is trusted when you log in using your Apple ID. Therefore in most of the cases, you will not have to re-approve it.

For iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

  1. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you will need to tap on the Settings app icon. Under Settings, you will need to tap on your name, then iCloud option. If you are using 10.2 or previous version, you will need to tap on the Settings option and then on iCloud.
  2. Next, tap on the Keychain option.
  3. Then, you will need to turn the Slider button next to iCloud Keychain option to enable it.

For Mac

  1. On your Mac, select Menu (Apple icon) and click on the System Preferences option.
  2. Under System Preferences, you will need to select iCloud.
  3. Under iCloud, select the Keychain option.

When Using To-Step Verification, or Email, Password, or Security Questions

For iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

  1. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, tap on the Settings app icon. You will be taken to the Settings section of your device.
  2. On the Settings screen, tap on your name, then on iCloud option. If you are using a device with 10.2 version of earlier, you will need to tap on the Settings option and then on iCloud option.
  3. Then, tap on the Keychain and tap on the slider button next to it to enable it.
  4. After that, enter your Apple ID and follow the on-screen instructions.

On your Mac

  1. On your Mac system, click on the Menu option (Apple icon) and select the System Preferences option from the drop-down menu.
  2. Under System Preferences, you will need to select the iCloud option.
  3. Then, you will need to enter your Apple ID and password and follow the on-screen prompts.

NOTE: You can create an iCloud Security Code which could be of Six Digits, complex alphanumerics, or use randomly generated to allow additional devices and verify your identity. In case you have the SMS-enabled device which you used to configure keychain, you can even use that. If you ever wish to change your trusted phone number, you can do so easily in Setting or System Preferences.

So, this is how you can set up iCloud Keychain security on your desired device.

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