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Stay safe online with iCloud Keychain [Tutorial]

Save passwords and credit card details to your iCloud account for convenient AutoFilling

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Putting your passwords in can be a pain at the best of times devices as long as you’ve set up iCloud Keychain.– and trying to remember some of them can be, too – but fortunately this all a thing of the past now. With the new iCloud Keychain feature, any log-in details or credit and debit cards that you input while browsing the web are all stored safely in your account. No one else can see or access your details but you, and you can use them across multiple

Here we’re going to set up iCloud Keychain on a Mac and then enable it on an iPad – both using the same Apple ID. Once that’s done, all the data stored in iCloud Keychain can be used on each device. So get your passwords ready and read on.

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 Step 1: Log in to iCloud

Open up System Preferences and then select iCloud. Enter your Apple ID and then enable the data sync and Find My Mac options as required, if you haven’t already, and then click Next.

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Step 2: Set a screen password

Scroll down the list to find Keychain and give it a tick. You’ll be asked to set up a password to unlock your screen, if you haven’t already – do this to continue.

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Step 3: Request approval

Next you’ll need to input your Apple ID again. After that, you’ll need to approve iCloud Keychain. If you have an iPhone or iPad, click Request Approval, or else click Use Code.

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Step 4: Input the code

If you request approval, grab your device. iPhones will receive a notification with the required passcode. iPads will get a little message pop up. Type the code into your Mac.

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Step 5: Set up for iOS

To set up your iPhone or iPad once your Mac is ready, go to its Settings app and choose iCloud. Tap Keychain and then slide iCloud Keychain on, then enter your passwords again.

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Step 6: Tick to AutoFill

With that done, fire up Safari and choose Preferences from its menubar option in the top- left. Click the AutoFill tab and tick all the things you want iCloud Keychain to remember for you.

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Step 7: Check your passwords

Click Edit beside User Names And Passwords, or click the Passwords tab at the top, to see all your saved passwords. Tick the very bottom-left option to save those you usually can’t.

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Step 8: Add a card

Back in AutoFill, click Edit beside Credit Cards and then Add in the bottom-left corner. Now enter in all the details of one of your cards – don’t worry, it’s safe inside your iCloud account!

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Step 9: Drop it in

Now head back to Safari and find something lovely to buy. When you get to the credit/debt card fields, just click once and then select your saved card from the pop-up menu to add it.