How to use iCloud Keychain for iOS users who often forget their password
The biggest problem many of us SmartPhone users face is forgetting any password. I forgot my iCloud password. I forgot my facebook password. I forgot gmail. So let’s solve this problem using the iCloud Keychain feature already included in iOS.
What is iCloud Keychain?
In addition to passwords, it is a feature of iOS & Mac OS that can store credit card information, Wifi Passwords, Social Passwords, etc. The iCloud Keychain has been around for 7 years and is gradually becoming more and more secure.
I used to use a third-party app called 1 Password to remember passwords, but since iOS 12 I’ve only used the iCloud Keychain. Starting with iOS 12, Strong and Unique Passwords are automatically created and Auto Save to iCloud Keychain. You don’t have to memorize it at all, and just enter Touch ID (or) Face ID when you need it, and it automatically fills in the passwords.
How to activate iCloud Keychain?
To use iCloud Keychain, you need to log in to iCloud Acc on your iPhone (or Macbook) and turn on iCloud Keychain.
Click on your name at the top and sign in to iCloud. Then turn on Keychain.
When requesting Two-Factor authentication, first set up Two-Factor with your usual phone number.
(Because I have used Keychain before, I do not need to do two-factor setup)
System preferences> iCloud> Keychain> On
How to save and review passwords in Keychain?
By default, once you have iCloud Keychain turned on, you can log in and out of Safari anywhere. You will be asked to enter your password in the iCloud Keychain. Once you choose to save, you will not need to enter another password the next time you visit that website. Just show Touch ID (or) Face ID.
For example, if you log in to Gmail from Safari, you will need to enter your password once you log in. No need to type next time.
The screenshots below are auto-filled when logging into Evernote.
Where to review all your saved usernames and passwords?
Go to Settings.
Enter “Passwords & Accounts”.
Click on “Website & App Passwords”.
If asked for Face ID or Touch ID, give it.
Auto Fill Passwords will be filled in automatically when set to On.
From the menu bar, select “Safari” and then “Preferences”.
(You can also copy / paste Acc and Passwords here and share them with other phones with AirDrop.)
If you want to manually record your other accounts and new logins (such as Facebook Accu) because they are not auto-marked, go to Website & App Passwords. You can create a new one by clicking the + in the upper right corner.
Next, avoid writing passwords and usernames in notes. If not locked, others can easily open it. From now on, change your passwords using the iCloud Keychain feature. You will find it very convenient.
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