iOS 7 and Mavericks password syncing

By Posted 23 Oct 2013, 06:59

If you watched the Apple event yesterday, then you will know they offered details on a host of new products. However, it was the shock announcement that OS X Mavericks was going to be a free download that made many Mac users happy. Not just that, but we also got to see more of what the new operating system can do.

One such feature is iOS 7 and Mavericks password syncing, although this is only possible with iOS 7.0.3 update. The new feature that makes this possible is iCloud Keychain, which you are prompted to setup after you have updated your iPhone, iPad and Mac devices.

This new feature will allow you to keep passwords and credit card details and then sync them across to each iOS and Mac device. It comes with a password generator, which is said to make your password more secure.

iCloud KeyChain for iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks

iCloud KeyChain for iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks

Setting up iCloud Keychain is rather simple, as you can do this the moment you start your Mac up following the Mavericks update, you will then be walked through the process.

You can also choose to do this at a later date, which then means you will need to go to iCloud settings on your Mac, then turn Keychain on. The moment you do this, you will have to enter your password and security code on your other Mac and iOS devices.

This can also be done later by going to iCloud settings on the Mac and turning Keychain on. Once you turn it on you will need to enter your password and security code on other devices to add them to iCloud Keychain. This is also the same process for your iPhone and iPad.

iOS 7 and Mavericks sevurity