Set up an iCloud Keychain
Access website logins and bank cards on all your Apple devices
Remembering login details for a multitude of websites isn’t easy. Passwords either end up being difficult to remember, or you make them so simple that they’re easy for others to work out. But Safari and many other web browsers can save your credentials so you can set a stronger password and never have to memorise it.
You might want to log in to the same websites on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or another Mac. iCloud Keychain saves you the tedious task of having to enter the same login details on all of your devices. It can remember bank card details as well – but it won’t store the security code from the signature strip. Apple says that your iCloud keychain is protected with high- level 256-bit AES encryption too.
With Keychain set up, the first time you log in to a website from one of your devices, it’ll ask whether to record your details. This isn’t compulsory, and you might decline for sites that contain sensitive data. However, if you allow details to be stored, they’re synced to iCloud Keychain. From there, they are sent to your other devices, saving you the hassle of having to type them. When you visit one of those sites in future, Safari automatically fills in the login form. All you have to do is tap a button to submit your details. When you set up iCloud Keychain, you can create an iCloud Security Code, a four-digit code similar to an iOS device’s passcode, or you can have a more complex code generated for you. The iCloud Security Code is used to authorise additional devices to use your iCloud Keychain.
Keychain saves you having to enter the same login details on all of your devices