How to use Apple iCloud’s Keychain

iCloud Keychain logo of blue key in a white cloud

What is Apple iCloud’s Keychain?

iCloud Keychain is Apple’s built-in password manager for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

With iCloud Keychain, you can keep your passwords and other secure information updated across all your Apple devices.

iCloud Keychain remembers things, so that you don’t have to. It auto-fills your information such as your Safari user names and passwords, credit card details and Wi-Fi passwords – on any device that you approve.

Turn on iCloud Keychain on your iPhone, or your iPad:

  1. Tap Settings, tap [your name] and then choose iCloud.
  2. Tap Keychain.
  3. Turn on iCloud Keychain. You may be asked for your passcode or Apple ID password.

Ask Siri to show your Keychain Passwords

If you want access to your individual passwords hold down the home key or just say Hey Siri show me my keychain passwords.

The list of apps will pop up on the screen that contain your passwords for example, Netflix, Disney Plus or Zoom meetings. If you double tap on any of these, you will be able to read your saved passwords.

Also, in this section Apple will give you security recommendations and let you know if any of your passwords has been involved in a data leak. You will be advised to take action and update your password immediately.