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Question: Approve this iphone

I just upgraded to software 11 and my phone says approve this iphone. I am lost....please help

iPhone 6s, iOS 11.2.6

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Mar 10, 2018 12:18 PM in response to aimeefromgettysburg In response to aimeefromgettysburg

Hello Aimee,

Thank you for using Apple Support Communities.

I understand that after upgrading to iOS 11, you are getting a message to approve your iPhone. This sounds like it is talking about iCloud Keychain and wanting you to approve it. This is mentioned in the following FAQ about iCloud Keychain.

Frequently asked questions about iCloud Keychain​

How do I set up iCloud Keychain on a new device without another device to approve from?


If you can't access any of your other devices that are using iCloud Keychain, you can still set up iCloud Keychain on another device if you have these items:

  • Your iCloud Security Code
  • The device that is using the SMS-capable phone number you provided when you first set up iCloud Keychain. A verification code is sent via SMS to this phone number. If you can't access this number, contact Apple Support, who can verify your identity, so that you can complete setup on your new device.

After you complete the setup, your iCloud Keychain will be pushed from the cloud to the new device.

If you use two-factor authentication with your Apple ID, enter your password and the six-digit verification code that's automatically displayed on your trusted devices and authorize the new device. Then turn on iCloud Keychain.


Best regards.

Mar 10, 2018 12:18 PM

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