Passwords management had been a bit complicated task for me as I never found it convenient enough. That’s the prime reason why I was really glad to see iCloud keychain in iOS 7. Developed to make passwords management an effortless task, it instantly struck a right code with me.
Once you set up iCloud Keychain on your iPhone, your account names, passwords, and even credit card information are synced across your devices. Thereby, you are able to manage them with optimum ease.
While updating your iPhone to iOS 10, setup assistant will ask you to set up iCloud Keychain. If you didn’t enable it and wish to set it up now, follow this quick guide to get started.
How to Set up iCloud Keychain in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on iCloud.
Step #2. On the next screen, tap on Keychain.
Step #3. Tap on iCloud Keychain.
Step #4. Now, you have to create an iCloud security code. Enter the 6 digit code.
iCloud Security Code is similar to the passcode lock for your device. It’s used to authorize additional devices to use your iCloud Keychain.
Step #5. Tap on Use Code in the popup.
Step #6. Next, you have to select the country → Enter your phone number then tap on Next from the right corner.
That’s iCloud Keychain has been set up.
How to Set Up Additional Devices to Use iCloud Keychain
Step #1. On the other iDevice (let’s say iPad) Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on iCloud → Tap on Keychain.
Step #2. Toggle ON iCloud Keychain.(You may require entering your Apple ID password on your iPad.)
Step #3. On the device, (let’s say iPhone) that currently use iCloud Keychain will receive a notification requesting approval for the additional device. You need to enter your Apple ID passwords and then tap on Allow in the popup.
How to Remove iCloud Keychain from the Synced iPhone/iPad
You can easily remove iCloud Keychain from the synced iOS devices. It’s quite straightforward to do.
Step #1. Tap on Settings → iCloud.
Step #2. Tap on Keychain followed by Advanced.
Step #3. Next up, you have to turn off Approve with Security Code.
Step #4. Now, you need to turn off iCloud Keychain on every device that uses it.
That’s done! If you ever happen to change your mind, you can easily set it up by following the steps explained above. We would recommend you to keep it enabled.