How to Enable iCloud Keychain Access on 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 as well as your iOS Mail, Messages, Contacts, and Calendar apps across all your Apple devices on which you've turned on iCloud Keychain. Enabling your iCloud Keychain is a great way to keep yourself organized, so let’s get started learning how to enable it on your iPhone. 

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To enable your iCloud Keychain on your iPhone:

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

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  • Now tap on iCloud.
  • Scroll down to Keychain and tap it.

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  • Toggle on Keychain.

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Leanne Hays is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life.  She loves reading and blogging, and is never without a book in her backpack or an audiobook on her phone. Short-term goals include finishing painting her house and starting an aquaponics farm, long-term goals include a bike tour of Italy and writing a novel.