How to Turn on iCloud Keychain Access on Your iPhone

With so many websites requiring usernames and passwords, and most of us using more than one device to accomplish tasks throughout the day, it can be difficult to keep track of all our accounts and login information. And while there are plenty of apps that can do this for you, your iPhone comes with this service built in. iCloud Keychain encrypts, stores, and keeps up to date credit card information, WiFi network information, and usernames and passwords for internet accounts. It also manages information for iOS Mail, Messages, Contacts, and Calendar apps across all your Apple devices which have Keychain enabled. Enabling your iCloud Keychain is a great way to keep yourself organized, so let’s get started learning how to turn on Keychain on your iPhone. 

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To activate Keychain on your iPhone:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on your name at the top of the page.

  3. Tap on iCloud.
  4. Scroll down to Keychain and tap it.

  5. Toggle on Keychain.

Once you take these steps on your iPhone, Keychain will be ready to go. For more great tutorials on Apple products, check out our Tip of the Day.

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.