How to Manually Add Passwords to iCloud Keychain

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iCloud Keychain is a password manager, allowing you to save your login information. Once you save your username and password for a website, Keychain will auto-fill your information when you go to the website. Sound convenient? Below, we'll show you how to add passwords to Keychain on your iPhone.

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How to Add Password to Keychain on iPhone

Keychain makes daily life far more convenient by saving time when you need to login to any of your online accounts. If you don't have one of your accounts saved already, adding saved passwords to your iPhone is a pretty simple process. For more helpful tips on managing your Apple devices, sign up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter. Here's how to save passwords to your iCloud Keychain: 

  1. Open the Settings app.

    Open the Settings App.
  2. Scroll down and tap Passwords.

    Scroll down and tap Passwords.
  3. To access your passwords, you'll either need to use Face ID or enter your passcode. 
  4. Tap the plus icon in the upper-right corner.

    Tap the plus icon in the upper right corner.
  5. Enter the website for the account you want to add, along with the username and password.

    Enter the website for the account you want to add.
  6. Tap Done to save the password to iCloud Keychain.

    Tap Done to save the password to Keychain.

Pro Tip

If you are not sure you can manually create a good enough password, learn how to use iCloud Keychain to create strong passwords. This can be a safer option!

Now whenever you go to that site, you will be asked if you want to log in with the information saved in your iPhone. Your saved information will then auto-fill the fields, and you'll confirm with your passcode or Face ID to log in to the account. It's that simple! Now that you've added passwords to your iCloud Keychain, you can also add notes to Keychain to help save important account information. Additionally, you can securely share your newly created password with others.

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Author Details

Rhett Intriago

Rhett Intriago is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, offering his expertise in all things iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. He enjoys writing on topics related to maintaining privacy in a digital world, as well as iPhone security. He’s been a tech enthusiast all his life, with experiences ranging from jailbreaking his iPhone to building his own gaming PC.

Despite his disdain for the beach, Rhett is based in Florida. In his free time, he enjoys playing the latest games, spoiling his cats, or discovering new places with his wife, Kyla.