How to Use Keychain Password on iPhone and iPad

iCloud keychain password is one of the key features in iOS 7.0.3 or later versions. iCloud keychain is built-in password manager for iOS devices. It is the most convenient feature introduced by apple for its users by which you can store names, passwords and credit card info safely and can use securely across all the devices using iCloud. Your credentials are stored over Apple's iCloud server with 256 –bit AES encryption techniques, which means it is impossible for anyone to use that credentials without authorization. If you are new to iCloud keychain here are some key features you should know.

Section 1: How to Access iCloud Keychain on iPhone and iPad

Once you upgrade your iOS to 7.0.3 or later versions your iPhone or iPad will ask you to enable iCloud Keychain but if you have skipped it somehow no need to worry. Here is a complete guide to enable iCloud Keychain. It is simple, just follow the steps:

Step 1: Launch Setting app of your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: On the top of the list you will find Apple ID Banner. Tap on it.

click apple id banner

Step 3: Now find iCloud and Tap on it.

click icloud banner

Step 4: Among listed items find Keychain and Tap on it.

turn on keychain

Here it will ask for existing iCloud Keychain Password if you have setup before. Otherwise it will ask you to setup new password for your iCloud Keychain. You can use same passcode which you use for unlocking device, but we will recommend you to choose another one for security purpose. Once your password is set, your device will be ready to store your credentials.

Section 2: How to Full Use iCloud Keychain on iPhone and iPad

Once iCloud keychain Password manager is enabled, most of the user don't know about its usage. You can manually manage your password. iCloud Keychain allows its users to view/delete password and add or delete credit card details. In order to achieve any of this feature, you should have iCloud Keychain enabled on your device. Follow the procedure below:

1. View Password

Viewing password will need Touch ID. If you have anyone of it, you can proceed with the steps:

Step 1: Launch Setting app of your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Tap on Passwords and Accounts.

turn on keychain

Step 3: Now Tap on Website and App Password.

click website and app passwords

Step 4: Use Touch ID or Passcode to sign in to see your password.

use touch id or passcode

From the list Tap the website for which you want to see password, long press the password to call upon the copy option. After that you can copy and paste password anywhere.

2. Delete Saved Password

Touch ID will be needed for deleting password also.

Step 1: Launch Setting app of your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Tap on Password and Accounts.

Step 3: Now Tap on Website and App Password.

Step 4: Use Touch ID to login. Tap the website for which password has to be deleted.

delete saved password in keychain

Step 5: Now from the Top right corner select Edit.

Here you will see red icon next to website. Tap on that. Password will be deleted for that website and will not be accessible in future.

3. Add Credit Card Info

Apart from adding or deleting password, you can add or delete credit card information as well. Here is complete guide for adding credit card info:

Step 1: Launch Setting app from your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Tap Safari from the list and select Autofill.

click safari and autofill

Step 3: Here you will see Saved Credit Cards option. Tap on that.

saved credit cards

Step 4: Now use Touch ID to login.

Step 5: Now Tap on option saying, "Add Credit Card".

add credit card

Enter your credit card information and press Done when you are finished. You can use camera for capturing your credit card information.

4. Delete Credit Card Information

Deleting credit card information is same as deleting Password with slight difference. Follow the procedure below:

Step 1: Launch Setting app from your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Tap on Safari and select Autofill option.

Step 3: Find "Saved Credit Cards" and Tap on it.

Step 4: Use Touch ID or passcode to login.

Step 5: Select Credit Card from the list to remove and tap Edit on the top right corner.

delete credit card

Step 6: Now Tap Delete Credit Card.

After confirming your actions, credit card will be deleted from iCloud Keychain and will not be further useable.

Section 3: How to Disable iCloud Keychain on iPhone and iPad

Disabling iCloud Keychain on iPhone or iPad is same as enabling. Proceed with the instructions below.

Step 1: Launch Setting app of your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: On the top of the list you will find Apple ID Banner. Tap on it.

Step 3: Now find iCloud and Tap on it.

Step 4: Among listed items find Keychain and Tap on it.

Step 5: Toggle he button to switch off.

turn off keychain

Now from multiple options select either one of it according to your requirement - Delete from my Account: To store it on iCloud or Keep on My Phone: To store it on your Phone.

In the end, enter Apple ID Password for authentication. Your iCloud Keychain will be disabled from this device. From now onwards you will not be able to use autofill feature as well.

Section 4: How to Find Forgotten iOS Password on iPhone and iPad

Sometimes you even can't remember your Wi-Fi password. Lost Wi-Fi password of your iPhone or iPad or cannot login to website from your iPhone or iPad? The worst thing is you lost Apple ID password. Here, we have one tool for you - PassFab iOS Password Manager, which is the ideal solution to all your problems. With this tool, recovering the lost passwords is not a big deal. Even your Screen Time Passcode can be recovered from iOS Password Manager. Here is a detailed guide about the usage:

Step 1: After downloading PassFab iOS Manager, install the program.

Step 2: Connect your Apple device for which password has to be recovered and execute the program.

connect device

Step 3: A pop-up will be shown to your device, select "Trust" button and continue.

unlock device

Step 4: After your device is detected by the program click "Start Scan" button.

start scan

Step 5: If you have set a backup password, program will ask for it.

enter backup password

Step 6: After verifying your backup password scan will start. It will take time depending upon the complexity of your password.

scan

After successful scan a list of all the password attached with your account will be listed. On the left navigation bar all these passwords will be combined into groups. You can select anyone of it to view the password.

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Summary

Apple's iCloud Keychain is one of the secured features to store your credentials. It does not auto store your credentials unless you enable it yourself. This means if you have stored password in your browser's password manager it will not be saved in iCloud's Keychain that ensures your privacy. Keychain keeps the information incredibly secure; it also respects users' privacy by not automatically accessing and storing data they do not ask the app to store. It will offer to add a password, but it won't add it unless you allow it to. Apart from that iOS password manager tool is there for getting your lost password back.

/ Posted by Andy Samuel to Keychain Tips / Follow @Andy Samuel

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