Is iCloud Keychain available in my country?

By , Oct 25, 2013

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With Tuesday’s free release of OS X Mavericks, Apple users can now opt to have their Safari web passwords securely synchronized across their iOS devices and Macs through the power of iCloud. The useful feature dubbed iCloud Keychain made a brief appearance in iOS 7 betas before being pulled from iOS 7 Gold Master, only to re-surface in iOS 7.0.3. What you probably don’t know is that iCloud Keychain isn’t necessarily supported everywhere so Apple’s published a handy list detailing iCloud Keychain availability by country…

Apple’s list included the following countries at post time:

Albania, Armenia, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Japan, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Martinique, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montserrat, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos, Islands, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela and Vietnam.

Apple notes the list will be updated “as more countries become available”.

Are you using iCloud Keychain?

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  • http://www.unitedworx.com Paris Paraskeva

    whats the point of limiting this to a few countries? maybe coz apple is performing sms verification and their system problably does not support a specific country? a bit stupid to support such feature in a limited number of countries.

    yes you got it right, my country is not supported and i can’t get it to work unless i grab a sim curt from a supported country just for authenticating the service. a bit of a let down here apple!!!

    • Mohammad Ridwan

      Apple and their shenanigans… I’m happy with LastPass. Free, works with iOS, android, PC, MAC, Linux, Chrome OS what have you and available in all country.

      • http://www.unitedworx.com Paris Paraskeva

        I do use 1password to store all my passes and secure notes about work however iCloud Keychain being synced via iCloud is a different beast, much less complete than 1password but a time saver for working with iOS safari and filling in my passwords

  • Ali

    Well it looks like all countries that I know is here on the list ? What are the missing countries?

    • Vanyar

      Myanmar?

      • Ali

        Haven’t heard about this country.

      • Kyaw Swar Aung

        Former name is Burma. Our democracy leader is Aung San Su Kyi. Our country is surrounded by India, China, Thailand, Bangladesh and Vietnam.

    • pmcarrion

      Zimbawe?

    • Dontwannaknow

      Cambodia?

      • Guest

        Chechnya?

    • http://www.unitedworx.com Paris Paraskeva

      Cyprus

    • Kalana Wijesekara

      Sri Lanka

  • Kyaw Swar Aung

    Please make it for Myanmar…..

  • Raashid

    Hahaha, why the f*ck does a password manager care where you are, besides for stupid “NSA Security” reasons? This is just adding to the speculation that the latest softwares from Apple/Microsoft are just to strengthen their relationship with NSA.

    • http://www.unitedworx.com Paris Paraskeva

      When you setup iCloud Keychain you authenticate using a verification number sent to you mobile phone. I suspect adding iCloud Keychain to another device will do the same with the phone you initially used. So if someone gets your iTunes account info they wont be able to use you iCloud Keychain to login anywhere since only you via your phone will be able to authorize the service.

      • Raashid

        Hmmm, sounds like a reasonable approach for “security” reasons. However, isn’t their current two-step verification process enough for that?

        Last time I checked, in order for ANYONE to log-in to your iTunes account on a new device, they’ll need one of your trusted devices to get the push notification with a verification code. And last time I checked, push notifications just require internet access (wi-fi or cellular data) to be received.

        So…what’s the added benefit of knowing where I am, besides for spying purposes? Why not just enabled 2 step verification in other countries instead?

  • Cerebral

    Pakistan isnt in the list.

  • ✪ aidan harris ✪

    I dislike iCloud keychain purely because you must use Apples ecosystem. There are times where I think it’s great that Apple limits you to their ecosystem but this is not one of those times. For anyone that is even remotely cross-platform iCloud keychain is useless.

  • Razick Rilshad

    Srilanka?

  • Mikhail

    I’m from Russia and I used iCloud Keychain