How to Add Notes to iCloud Keychain Entries in macOS 12.3

Users may now add comments to iCloud Keychain account entries in macOS Monterey 12.3, which is now in beta. It’s all laid out here for you to understand.

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Apple has been steadily enhancing iCloud Keychain with each new macOS release, bringing it up to level with competing third-party password managers like 1Password. MacOS 12.3 adds a simple new option to that tradition, namely: Notes in the books.

What does the iCloud Keychain hold on to?

In addition to credit card numbers, expiry dates, passwords and usernames, iCloud Keychain also saves Wi-Fi passwords, Internet accounts, and other information. If the app is running on iOS 7.0.3 or later, or OS X Mavericks 10.9 or later, developers may upgrade their applications to utilise the keychain. Get help if you can’t find anything in iCloud Keychain.

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What security measures does iCloud Keychain employ?

iCloud uses end-to-end encryption to provide the greatest degree of protection for your data. With your device’s unique identification and your device passcode, only you have access to your data. In transit or storage, no one else can access or read this data. Find out more.

iCloud Keychain is disabled on a device. What does this entail? iCloud Keychain is disabled

Your stored passwords and credit card details will be prompted whether you want to preserve them or not when you disable iCloud Keychain on a device. For those who choose to maintain the information, it will not be destroyed or updated even if they alter their settings on other devices. Your Keychain data will be permanently erased from your smartphone and from the iCloud servers if you don’t select to store it on at least one other device.

Making notes on an account entry is a convenient approach to keep track of particulars about those credentials. Add a note about any browser content blockers you may have to deactivate before accessing the account login page of one of your favourite websites.

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On a Mac running macOS 12.3, here’s how to add notes to an account record in iCloud Keychain.

  • System Preferences may be accessed through the Apple menu, the Dock, or the Applications folder on your Mac.
  • In the settings panel, choose Passwords and then click OK.
  • To access iCloud Keychain’s passwords, either use Touch ID or type in your Mac’s password.
  • You may use the search bar at the top to find an existing account entry, then click Edit to make changes. Select Add Password from the drop-down menu and type in a URL, username, and password to create a new entry. Click Edit once you’ve picked the new entry.
  • Enter your thoughts in the “Notes” section by clicking within the box.
  • To save your work, click the Save button.
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In addition, Apple’s iOS devices now have the option to save password notes in iCloud Keychain. Here is a step-by-step guide on adding passwords in iOS 15.4.

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