With all-new interface in iOS 7, Apple has introduced iCloud Keychain service that seems to be a strange option for many iOS users. The iCloud Keychain finally lands on iOS devices with release of iOS 7.0.3 for iPhone and iPad devices. We have received numbers of requests from our readers about covering a general knowledge article about the iCloud Keychain, and how to setup it on their devices.
As the iCloud Keychain name describes, it is a security program from iPhone and iPad devices with some iCloud integration in it. Yes, it is a security program that keeps all of your passwords in one place with tight security, and avoids you to enter your passwords again and again for logging into basic web properties using an OS X machine or an iOS 7 running device. The iCloud Keychain is available for free, and it is very similar to 1Password type applications on OS X and iOS.
It actively manages your passwords, credit cards, and other personal information across the devices. It syncs all data between devices, including OS X, and iOS 7 running all devices. It provides you an efficient way to use your private information without revealing it as naked inputs to hackers and notorious fellows.
It generates powerful passwords for you, and let you choose them for the usage of passwords on internet or while connecting with any other service. It saves lot of your time that you spent in web logins, and filling forms with your information.
iCloud Keychain is derived from OS X keychain program, and brings the similar functionality on iOS 7 running devices to protect users information. It is pretty simple to setup it on your iPhone or iPad device.
How To Enable iCloud Keychain in iOS 7:
Step 1: Launch Settings app -> iCloud. Make sure to log into your iCloud account, if you haven’t yet.
Step 2: Scroll down a bit, and you will get “Keychain” option on your iO7 running device.
Step 3: Now click on the switch to enable Keychain for your iOS 7 running device. It will ask you for your iCloud ID password.
Step 4: It is time to work seriously with all settings, and information here. It will ask you to create an iCloud Security Code that will allow you to connect one and more devices with your iCloud Keychain, and lets you easily manage all the stuff.
Furthermore, it is the only way you can keep a track of your information. In case of losing any of your iOS 7 running device, it will allow you easily retrieve your data.
Step 5: It is actually a two-step verification, and requires you enter your mobile phone number to verify your iCloud Keychain account. The same mobile number will be used later to forget your password, and many other things that are yet to come out publicly.
Once you done with enabling iCloud Keychain on your iOS 7 running device. You will notice that all of your data that is synced with iCloud will be automatically available across device.
The iOS 7 will automatically syncs all the information, and passwords data that you enter or save at least using Safari.
Final Step: Now head over to Settings -> Safari -> Passwords & AutoFill -> Saved Passwords.
This option will let you check out which information you have stored, and what you will be getting on other iOS 7 running connected devices.