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Using iCloud Keychain

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{QTtext}{width:960}{textColor:65280,65280,65280}{justify:center}{timescale:1000}{backColor:0,0,0}{plain}{font:Verdana}{size:20} Earlier in this chapter, we looked at how to store contact info, passwords, and You'll be prompted to enter your Apple ID password to sign in to iCloud. Next, you'll be prompted to create a security code, now this is different

Using iCloud Keychain

people these days, you probably have more than Earlier in this chapter, we looked at how to store contact info, passwords, and one device on which you browse the web. credit card information on your device, so So, being able to sync your info you can take advantage of Safari's AutoFill feature.

among multiple devices would be even more convenient. Having all these items stored on your That's why a new feature called iCloud Keychain comes in. device is convenient, but if you're like most iCloud Keychain people these days, you probably have more than syncs your passwords and other information between one device on which you browse the web. So, being able to sync your info all your iOS devices and all your Macs. It's a completely optional service of iCloud, so you're in no way required to use it. But if you do want to take advantage of this capability, here's how to set it up. Go to Settings>iCloud, and here make sure the switch for Keychain is turned on. You'll be prompted to enter your Apple ID password to sign in to iCloud.

Next, you'll be prompted to create a security code, now this is different It's a completely optional service of iCloud, so than the passcode you may have set up to lock and unlock your device. you're in no way required to use it. The Keychain code you come up here, will be used on But if you do want to take advantage of this capability, here's how to set it up. other devices with which you want to sync your Keychain data. Go to Settings>iCloud, and here make sure the switch for Keychain is turned on. And you'll need this code for each device or Mac you want to set up. You'll be prompted to enter your Apple ID password to sign in to iCloud. If you tap Advanced Options, you have the choice to Use a Complex Security Code. So, if the four digit code isn't secure enough for your tastes, tap the Complex option and then Next. And you'll be able to come up with an alphanumeric code. Tap Back there. Alternately you can generate a random code here. Now regardless of the code you're using, make sure to write it down and keep the code in a secure location. There's no way to retrieve a lost code. The third option here is don't create a code. If you choose not to create a code, when you go to set up iCloud Keychain on another device or computer, you'll have to approve the set up through a different device. So for example, if I don't create a code now, when I go to set up Keychain on my iPad, I'll have to approve the set up on my iPhone. But for this example, I'm just going to go back to the four digit code. Now, I put in a pretty simple code here and notice that I'm getting

this message, telling me this is a So for example, if I don't commonly used code and can be easily guessed. create a code now, when I go to set up Keychain on Now, I don't really have any secure data stored on this my iPad, I'll have to approve the set up on my iPhone. device for this example, so I'm just going to choose, Use Code. But for this example, I'm just going to go back to the four digit code. But, this is a good warning to make sure Now, I put in a pretty simple code here and notice that I'm getting you use a code that can't be guessed very easily. Next you prompt is to enter a phone number that is able to receive text messages. Notice, it says here, this can be your own number or someone you trust. The number you enter here is used to confirm your identity when you use your code.

I'll tap Next, and that's it, iCloud Keychain is now set up on this device. Next you prompt is to enter a phone number that is able to receive text messages. And any stored passwords and credit card information that I have saved under Settings>Safari and Passwords and Autofill, Notice, it says here, this can be your own number or someone you trust.

will automatically be synced with other devices I set up. The number you enter here is used to So for example, I'll go to my iPad confirm your identity when you use your code. now, and once again I'll go into Settings>iCloud. I'll tap Next, and that's it, iCloud Keychain is now set up on this device. In here I'll go to Keychain, and I'll turn that on. And any stored passwords and credit card information that And again I'm prompted to sign in with my Apple ID. I have saved under Settings>Safari and Passwords and Autofill, Now because I'm using the same Apple ID as on my iPhone, I see an Approve with Security Code button. Not only that, but as you can see

on my iPhone, I now have a message asking me In here I'll go to Keychain, and I'll turn that on. if I want to allow my iPad to use this Keychain. And again I'm prompted to sign in with my Apple ID. If I do want to approve it, I'll enter the password for my Apple ID on my iPhone and tap Allow. Now because I'm using the same Apple ID as on Now alternately, if I didn't have access to my iPhone at the time, I my iPhone, I see an Approve with Security Code button. could have tapped, Approved with Security Code, Not only that, but as you can see and entered that security code that I created. And now, iCloud Keychain is synced between my iPhone and my iPad, and I would repeat this step on any other iOS device I have as well. So as you can see, this is a pretty secure system that involves multiple steps to set it up, in order to ensure that your saved passwords and credit card data is safe. And the data itself is also encrypted with AES 256 bit encryption.

So your information also remains safe on the and entered that security code that I created. iCloud servers, and it cannot be accessed by Apple. And now, iCloud Keychain is synced between my iPhone and my iPad, and Now, if you're running a Mac with OS X Mavericks, you I would repeat this step on any other iOS device I have as well. can also enable iCloud Keychain through So as you can see, this is a pretty secure system that involves multiple steps to your iCloud settings under System Settings. set it up, in order to ensure that For more your saved passwords and credit card data is safe. information on setting up your Mac, see our course on OS X Mavericks at lynda.com. And the data itself is also encrypted with AES 256 bit encryption.

So, that's the new iCloud Keychain feature, available for So your information also remains safe on the iOS 7, and OS X Mavericks on your Mac. iCloud servers, and it cannot be accessed by Apple. Now, if you're running a Mac with OS X Mavericks, you can also enable iCloud Keychain through your iCloud settings under System Settings. For more information on setting up your Mac, see our course on OS X Mavericks at lynda.com.

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iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Training

127 video lessons · 20524 viewers

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  1. 4m 46s
    1. Welcome
      1m 6s
    2. What's new in iOS 7?
      3m 40s
  2. 55m 0s
    1. A tour of the device
      5m 29s
    2. The Lock and Home screens
      2m 39s
    3. Accessing and using Control Center
      4m 37s
    4. Choosing and controlling your sounds
      5m 24s
    5. Learning finger gestures
      4m 1s
    6. Connecting to Wi-Fi networks
      3m 31s
    7. Using the Notification Center
      5m 41s
    8. Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Vimeo integration
      4m 59s
    9. Setting up an Apple ID with your iOS device
      4m 21s
    10. Customizing your wallpaper
      4m 40s
    11. Multitasking
      2m 48s
    12. Sharing files with AirDrop
      2m 53s
    13. Enabling and using Touch ID
      3m 57s
  3. 20m 58s
    1. Understanding the keyless keyboard
      4m 24s
    2. Fixing typos and using autocorrection
      6m 39s
    3. Exploring Select, Cut, Copy, and Paste
      3m 3s
    4. Accessing hidden shortcuts
      1m 40s
    5. Syncing a Bluetooth keyboard
      1m 53s
    6. Adding international and emoji keyboards
      3m 19s
  4. 39m 52s
    1. Connecting your device to your Mac or PC
      5m 37s
    2. Syncing music, movies, and ringtones
      7m 30s
    3. Syncing photos from a Mac
      6m 5s
    4. Syncing photos from a PC
      3m 25s
    5. Syncing contacts and calendars from a Mac
      3m 54s
    6. Syncing contacts and calendars from a PC
      3m 13s
    7. Understanding your backup options
      3m 50s
    8. Using wireless syncing
      2m 24s
    9. Using iTunes Match
      3m 54s
  5. 56m 16s
    1. Basic phone activities
      3m 9s
    2. Adding and managing favorites
      3m 11s
    3. Accessing voicemail
      3m 12s
    4. Receiving calls
      5m 44s
    5. Blocking numbers
      2m 45s
    6. Using the iPhone during a call
      5m 10s
    7. Using FaceTime
      5m 50s
    8. Making conference calls
      3m 1s
    9. Adding recent calls to your contacts
      1m 35s
    10. Sharing contacts
      2m 51s
    11. Assigning photos and ringtones to specific contacts
      3m 34s
    12. Using the included headset
      2m 47s
    13. Using a Bluetooth headset
      3m 34s
    14. Texting and using iMessages
      9m 53s
  6. 39m 0s
    1. Importing email accounts from your computer
      1m 50s
    2. Setting up Exchange, iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo!, or AOL email accounts
      4m 20s
    3. Setting up other types of email accounts
      2m 30s
    4. Keeping your iOS device email synced with your computer
      4m 32s
    5. Composing email
      4m 47s
    6. Receiving and reading email
      9m 22s
    7. Assigning VIPs
      2m 44s
    8. Searching your mailboxes
      1m 51s
    9. Setting mail options
      7m 4s
  7. 33m 34s
    1. Web browsing with Safari
      8m 11s
    2. Saving bookmarks and viewing the History list
      6m 29s
    3. Saving images
      2m 28s
    4. Completing forms and using AutoFill
      4m 34s
    5. Using Reader and the Reading List
      2m 11s
    6. Getting some privacy
      1m 54s
    7. Using iCloud tabs
      3m 43s
    8. Using iCloud Keychain
      4m 4s
  8. 35m 41s
    1. Browsing your library
      3m 6s
    2. Playing and controlling music
      7m 17s
    3. Playing and controlling video
      2m 37s
    4. Using the included earbud controls
      3m 0s
    5. Playing and controlling video
      6m 7s
    6. Adjusting your Music settings
      6m 26s
    7. Browsing and buying with the iTunes app
      4m 8s
    8. Using AirPlay to stream content from your device to an Apple TV
      3m 0s
  9. 51m 12s
    1. Shooting still photos with your device
      6m 48s
    2. Shooting in HDR
      2m 7s
    3. Shooting panoramas
      2m 34s
    4. Viewing, organizing, and editing photos
      9m 45s
    5. Shooting video
      2m 47s
    6. Shooting slow motion (iPhone 5s)
      3m 23s
    7. Shooting in burst mode (iPhone 5s)
      1m 38s
    8. Viewing and editing video
      2m 33s
    9. Taking screenshots
      1m 23s
    10. Sharing photos and video
      6m 27s
    11. Creating albums
      2m 57s
    12. Syncing your photos with a photo stream
      4m 9s
    13. Creating a shared photo stream
      4m 41s
  10. 22m 39s
    1. Getting your location with Maps
      3m 57s
    2. Finding addresses and nearby businesses
      3m 37s
    3. Bookmarking locations
      3m 12s
    4. Getting directions
      4m 15s
    5. Showing traffic and alternative maps
      2m 48s
    6. Using 3D and Flyover views
      2m 34s
    7. Using the Compass app
      2m 16s
  11. 28m 17s
    1. Adding events to your calendar
      10m 55s
    2. Subscribing to calendars
      2m 34s
    3. Setting Time Zone Support
      2m 21s
    4. Using the Clock app
      7m 4s
    5. Setting reminders
      5m 23s
  12. 6m 11s
    1. Using the Notes app
      3m 4s
    2. Using the Voice Memos app
      3m 7s
  13. 11m 48s
    1. Passbook
      6m 6s
    2. Stocks
      2m 32s
    3. Calculator
      50s
    4. Weather
      2m 20s
  14. 20m 51s
    1. Browsing the App Store through iTunes
      6m 3s
    2. Browsing the App Store on your iOS device
      6m 15s
    3. Purchasing apps
      7m 24s
    4. Finding app settings
      1m 9s
  15. 25m 38s
    1. Airplane mode
      2m 25s
    2. Wi-Fi
      3m 2s
    3. Do Not Disturb
      4m 7s
    4. The About section
      2m 27s
    5. Usage
      4m 10s
    6. Date & Time settings
      1m 25s
    7. Restrictions
      3m 21s
    8. Privacy
      4m 41s
  16. 14m 28s
    1. Using Auto-Lock
      1m 22s
    2. Using Passcode Lock
      6m 1s
    3. Using Find My iPhone and Activation Lock
      7m 5s
  17. 17m 52s
    1. Introducing Siri
      9m 26s
    2. Listening and responding to messages
      4m 1s
    3. Setting reminders
      2m 51s
    4. Dictating in apps
      1m 34s
  18. 16m 33s
    1. Begin by restarting
      1m 6s
    2. Force-quitting apps
      1m 3s
    3. Rebooting
      43s
    4. Resetting
      1m 47s
    5. Erasing and restoring
      4m 32s
    6. Checking for updates
      1m 41s
    7. Optimizing battery life
      5m 41s
  19. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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