2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 28, 2013 10:56 AM by Zimmer1956
Zimmer1956 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Using 10.9 with backup of iPad and iPhone through iTunes on iCloud. With the new iCloud password manager, does it automatically save or are we asked if we want to save it?

Also, where is the password manager located and how does it work - are there any sites I can get more info?

 

My devices are currently saved through iTunes on iCloud. There is a box to check if we want it encrypted, should I?

 

If I decide to backup devices to my IMac, I will lose the feature of all devices being updated when changes are made, correct?

 

Thanks,

Don


iMac (27-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mountain Lion, two-2TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro drive
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (91,150 points)

    Zimmer1956 wrote:

     

    With the new iCloud password manager, does it automatically save or are we asked if we want to save it?

     

    You are asked if you want to save your passwords on iCloud when you insert it. See > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5813

     

    Zimmer1956 wrote:

     

    Also, where is the password manager located and how does it work - are there any sites I can get more info?

     

    On your Mac, Keychain Access (in /Applications/Utilities) keeps a record of all the passwords inserted on your computer, including the ones saved on iCloud. Open this application and select "iCloud" in the sidebar to see all your stored passwords on iCloud.

     

    On your iPod touch, iPad or iPhone, you can't access to all your passwords from an app.

     

    Zimmer1956 wrote:

     

    My devices are currently saved through iTunes on iCloud. There is a box to check if we want it encrypted, should I?

     

    Whatever you want. As the backup is on iCloud, there's no need to do it. That feature is more important if you have got the backup stored on your Mac.

     

    Zimmer1956 wrote:

     

    If I decide to backup devices to my IMac, I will lose the feature of all devices being updated when changes are made, correct?

     

    Of course not. You will be backing up your devices on the iMac, but you will still be using iCloud

  • Zimmer1956 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This helped me a lot. I looked for the iCloud in the sidebar to see the stored passwords for iCloud but not there. I checked keychain an iCloud not there.

     

    One other, what are the advantages of backing my devices on iTunes to my Mac or the cloud? Perhaps I am not quite understanding this...

    Thanks,

    Don