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Question: iCloud Keychain not syncing to my Mac


I've been using iCloud for many services such as Notes, Reminders, iCloud Drive and Keychain for a long time withh my Mac, iPhone and iPad.

A few weeks ago, I've noticed that new passwords have not been syncing to my Mac if I've registered somewhere on my iPhone.

I've disabled iCloud Keychain, restarted, re-enabled it.

I've waited for hours on Wifi, plugged in etc, no avail.

Then I've tried logging out of iCloud on my Mac completely and logging in back again. I've got a confirmation on my iPhone for 6-digit number, took a few minutes to re-enable it, entered my passwords etc. In a few minutes everything including my iCloud Drive files, Notes, Reminders were back on my Mac, but my keychain is still not here. It's again been hours and my iCloud Keychain on my Mac is completely empty in Keychain Access.

iCloud keychain is enabled on my iPhone and I've left both my Mac and iPhone plugged in, fully charged, connected to Wifi for hours, but I'm still not getting anything on my Mac.

How do I get my keychain back on my Mac (without resetting, of course)?

Also, I've heard that there is some sort of security code that can be added to iCloud Keychain. However, that option is not available anywhere on any of my devices. Would that create a difference?



MacBook Pro

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Mar 14, 2018 12:34 PM in response to can16358p In response to can16358p

You can access the security code option at System Preferences/iCloud/Keychain/Options, but in this case, I don't think that is the problem.

See if anything in the below articles help.

Frequently asked questions about iCloud Keychain - Apple Support

Everything you need to know about iCloud Keychain - iMore

macOS Sierra: Set up iCloud Keychain - Apple Support

An essential Mac OS X Keychain guide - Computerworld

Mar 14, 2018 12:34 PM

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