iCloud Keychain

How to import and export iCloud Keychain passwords

iCloud Keychain Access on Mac

If you’re setting up a new Mac, you can use the Setup Assistant. This will automatically transfer all of your iCloud Keychain passwords for you. But if you don’t use the assistant and want to copy over your passwords, here’s how to export and import your iCloud Keychain passwords, certificates, and keys on Mac.

How to fix iCloud Keychain not working in Safari on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Private Browsing Mode Message iPhone

Using iCloud Keychain to save your account names and passwords for websites makes logging into your favorite sites a breeze. You don't have to remember many passwords and can use iCloud Keychain across your devices. It's a fantastic time-saver, except when you find iCloud Keychain not working.

If you're stuck and Safari on iPhone, iPad, or Mac isn't auto-filling your account information or details for your credit card, here are a few things to fix this issue.

How to view iCloud Keychain passwords on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

View passwords stored in iCloud Keychain on iPhone

If you use iCloud Keychain to store and remember passwords, there may come a time when you want to view a particular password. Maybe you need it to log in on another device that doesn't have iCloud Keychain, or perhaps you are setting up a new password manager and need those details. Whatever the case, here's how to access iCloud Keychain passwords on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

How to see Wi-Fi network passwords you have connected to on iPhone and iPad

View Password for Network on Mac

Ah, passwords. We have so many for every little thing now that it can almost get overwhelming. Many people use a password manager app while others stick with iCloud Keychain. Whatever it is that you use to manage, store, and recover your passwords it won’t help with Wi-Fi networks if you didn’t capture it.

So, what happens if you get a new device and want to connect to your Wi-Fi network, but can’t remember the password?

Open up your Mac because we have you covered! Here’s how to see Wi-Fi network passwords you have connected to on iPhone and iPad in the past.

How to use AutoFill Passwords with third-party password managers on iPhone and iPad

Password autofill options on iPhone showing third-party password manager apps

Passwords saved in iCloud Keychain automatically appear as an autofill option when you're logging in to an app or website. However, if you use third-party password managers like 1Password, Dashlane, LastPass, or something else, then you have to allow filling in details from these apps before you can quickly pop your credentials while logging in.

This tutorial shows you how to enable and use the AutoFill Passwords feature with third-party password manager apps on your iPhone and iPad.

The benefits of using 1Password over iCloud Keychain

In a recent episode of Let's Talk iOS, Cody and I discussed (again) our use of 1Password and iCloud Keychain to handle passwords on iOS and Mac. This conversation generated many comments from listeners who were wondering what the advantages of using 1Password instead of iCloud Keychain are. 

Apple issues Mac App Store patch for XARA exploits as additional fixes are ‘in progress’

A cross application resource attack (XARA) that researchers at Indiana University, Georgia Tech and China’s Peking University publicized last week seems to have been partially addressed as Apple issued a server-side fix on the Mac App Store to block malicious apps and secure app data.

Additional fixes are in the works for the XARA exploits on both iOS and OS X, a company spokesperson told iMore. XARA exploits allow malicious apps to steal iCloud credentials of a user, access private data in apps like 1Password and Evernote, hijack their iCloud Keychain passwords and more.

Major security flaws leave iOS and OS X vulnerable to wide ranging password theft

Your confidential information ranging from web passwords in Chrome and other browsers to app passwords to banking credentials stored and synced between devices though Apple's iCloud Keychain service—even data you thought was stored safely in password managers like 1Password and LastPass—can be easily compromised due to a trio of major vulnerabilities discovered in Apple's desktop and mobile operating systems.

As discovered by a team of researchers at Indiana University, Georgia Tech and China's Peking University and reported by The Register, Keychain's access control lists, URL schemes and OS X's app containers contain flaws creating serious attack vectors.

How to find a Wi-Fi password on Mac

Wi-Fi settings on Mac

Need to find a Wi-Fi password on Mac? Check out these 4 different ways to find a saved Wi-Fi passwords on your Mac, whether you need to connect a new device or simply want to share the password with someone else.

Is iCloud Keychain available in my country?

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...