How to Approve iPhone from Mac When Set up iCloud Keychain After iOS 11/12 Update

Don’t know how to approve your iPhone from Mac when set up iCloud Keychain after iOS 10 upgrade? Read this post to get the detailed steps to get is done.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Feb. 25, 2020

By turning on iCloud Keychain, you can easily sync your Safari passwords, credit card information and Wi-Fi network information across all Apple devices you approve. When set up iCloud Keychain after you update your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch to iOS 13/12/11/10, or go to Setting on your iOS device to toggle on iCloud Keychain, you’ll be asked to go to one of your other devices signed into iCloud to approve this iPhone using iCloud Keychain.

If you have already enabled iCloud Keychain on your Mac computer, you can approve your iPhone from this Mac. Now, follow this post to learn the detailed steps to approve your iPhone from Mac when set up iCloud Keychain on iPhone.

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How to Approve iPhone from Mac to Set up iCloud Keychain

If you skipped iCloud Keychain setup after iOS 13/12/11/10 upgrade, you can go to Settings on your iPhone, tap iCloud > Keychanin to turn it on and then follow the steps below to authorize your iPhone to use iCloud Keychain:

Step 1. Click Continue when you see a notification on the upper-right corner of your Mac screen.

How to approve iPhone from Mac for iCloud Keychain Setup

How to approve iPhone from Mac for iCloud Keychain Setup

Step 2. Enter the password of your Apple ID > Click Allow. And then you can successfully enable iCloud Keychain on your iPhone.

How to approve iPhone Using iCloud Keychain

How to approve iPhone Using iCloud Keychain

If you have turned on two-factor authentication, you can enable iCloud Keychain without approval from another device. To turn on two-factor authentication: on your iPhone with iOS 9 or later, go to Settings > iCloud > Password & Security > Enable Two-Factor Authentication; on your Mac with OS X El Capitan or later, Click Apple menu > System Preferences > iCloud > Account Details, choose Security and then turn on Two-Factor Authentication.

The Bottom Line

This post shows you the detailed steps to approve your iPhone from Mac computer when set up iCloud Keychain. Besides, you can also use other iOS devices that are using iCloud Keychain to authorize your iPhone. If you can’t access any of your other devices, you can still set up iCloud Keychain by entering your iCloud Security Code you created when you first set up iCloud Keychain or entering the verification code sent to your iPhone via SMS.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iPhone related issues.