How to Disable iCloud Keychain on iPhone and iPad

Apple’s iCloud Keychain stores login details and payment information from your iPhone and iPad and syncs it across all your devices. If you are moving to a dedicated password manager, it might be best to disable iCloud Keychain first.

iCloud Keychain is the default password manager on iPhone and iPad, and it pops up every time you sign up for or try to log in to a new website. It’s the iCloud Keychain feature that suggests that you create strong passwords.

Autofill Prompt in Safari for iPhone

Disabling iCloud Keychain will disable all of the pop-ups and prompts related to passwords on your iPhone and iPad.

You can disable the iCloud Keychain feature from the Settings app. To get started, open the “Settings” app on your iPhone or iPad. If you can’t find it on your home screen, swipe down on your smartphone or tablet’s display to use Spotlight search to locate the app.

Visit Settings on iPhone

Next, select your Apple ID profile section from the top of the screen.

Select Profile from Settings App on iPhone

Here, choose the “iCloud” option.

Tap iCloud from Settings

Scroll down and tap the “Keychain” button.

Tap Keychain from iCloud Settings

To disable the feature, toggle off the “iCloud Keychain” option.

Tap to Disable iCloud Keychain

In a few seconds, the iCloud Keychain feature will disappear.

The next time you try to log in to a new website, you won’t see the save password prompt in Safari anymore.

You can come back to this menu to reenable the iCloud Keychain feature at any time. During the reactivation process, your iPhone or iPad might ask you to log in to your Apple ID account and confirm your device’s passcode.

Once you have disabled iCloud Keychain, you might want to move to a cross-platform password manager. If you’re looking for a free service, we recommend that you get started with Bitwarden.

iCloud Keychain is one of the features in the iCloud suite, and it does everything from syncing your photos to backing up your messages. Here’s everything that iCloud does on your iPhone and iPad.

Related: What Is Apple’s iCloud and What Does It Back Up?

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