How To Set Up iCloud Keychain On Your iPhone 5s and MacBook

So you upgraded your iPhone, iPad and Mac to the latest OS and if you might have noticed there is a new feature onboard called the iCloud Keychain. Now what it does is essentially keep your Safari website usernames and passwords, credit card information, and Wi-Fi network information up to date and synced across all of your approved devices that are using iOS 7.0.3 or later or OS X Mavericks v10.9 or later. It 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.

So one thing is clear, for using iCloud Keychain you need either iOS 7.0.3 or OS X Mavericks. If you have those then just follow the steps below and you should get things working in no time. After upgrading to iOS 7.0.3 or later, you’ll be asked by the iOS setup assistant to set up iCloud Keychain. If you skipped this step and want to set up iCloud Keychain now, follow these steps:

 

Devices using iOS 7.0.3 or later:

  1. Go to Settings > iCloud and turn Keychain on.
  2. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete setup.

 

Macs using OS X Mavericks v10.9 or later:

  1. Choose Apple () menu > System Preferences, then click iCloud.
  2. Select Keychain.
  3. Optionally set a password to unlock your screen after sleep or after the screen saver begins.
  4. Enter your Apple ID and password.
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete setup.

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