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Ashik
Ashik, Mac Technician
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Experience:  Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA), 9+ Years of Experience in troubleshooting Macs, iPhone, iPad, iPod etc
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What does this want me to do? ICloud Keychain Approve this

Customer Question

what does this want me to do?
ICloud Keychain
Approve this Mac from another
device to use iCloud Keychain
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.

Hi and Welcome. My Name is ***** ***** I look forward to assisting you today with your question.

That means you have to approve the permission for your Mac to use the keychain on your Mac. You should be able to enter your security code to approve it. Or do you have an iPhone or iPad or iPod ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
where do i find my security code and yes i have an iphone
Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.

Keychain is an Apple service to store all your password, CC info etc. It is very secure. So to use Keychain on your Mac, you have to approve it from your other Apple device like your iPhone, iPad or iPod. When you click OK on your Mac, you will be prompted to Approve on your iPhone, iPod or iPad. Doesn't your iPhone shows the approval message ?

Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.

iCloud security code is the code you would set when you setup the Keychain for iCloud (on iPhone) initially. You probably forgot if you don't remember it now. You can reset it if you don't remember it. Follow the steps belowl

  1. On your iPhone, open Settings.
  2. Tap on iCloud.
  3. Tap on Keychain.
  4. Enter your iCloud password if prompted.
  5. Tap on Advanced.
  6. Tap on Change Security Code.
  7. Type in a new code. Use that code on your Mac.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i have to wait for that message to show up on my mac again. i had copied that the last time it showed biut itbis no longer on my screen. it will reappear and when it does i can click on the ok and look for it on my iphone i hope
Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.

Yes. When you click OK you wil see the message on your iPhone. So approve it from there.

Or use the security code. You can reset the security code by following the instructions in my previous answer.

You don't have to wait for the message. On your Mac, go to System Preferences > iCloud. Enable Keycain and approve it.

Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It now says waiting for approval from other device but nothing is happenin
Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.

Is your iPhone connected to WiFi network now ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.

We are going to use your iPhone to approve your Mac.

Cancel that message or close it. Then on Mac, go to System Preferences > iCloud. Uncheck or turn off Keychain.

Then on your iPhone, do the steps below;

  1. Go to Settings tap Keychain and tap Approve with Security Code.
  2. When prompted for the 4-digit iCloud Security code tap Forgot Code.
  3. Follow the prompts to reset the code. Make sure you note it down.
  4. This will fix iCloud keychain on your iPhone.

Now on your Mac, do the steps below

  1. Go to System Preferences > iCloud > Keychain.
  2. Enable or check it.
  3. If asked to approve, click OK.
  4. You should get a notification on the iPhone about this.
  5. Enter your iCloud password ***** the prompt. Then tap Allow on iPhone.

Does it work ?

Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.

How is it going ?

Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.

You can also use security code of your iCloud to approve your Mac. If you don't remember it, then you can reset it from your iPhone.

  1. On your iPhone, open Settings.
  2. Tap on iCloud.
  3. Tap on Keychain.
  4. Enter your iCloud password if prompted.
  5. Tap on Advanced.
  6. Tap on Change Security Code.
  7. Type in a new code. Use that code on your Mac.

Remember, it is completely optional to use iCloud Keychain. If you want to store your passwords etc on Apple's server, then you can enable iCloud keychain. Otherwise it is not necessary.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am no better off than I was before. I tried to follow your instructions and met with no success
Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.

Were you able to reset the security code from your iPhone ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How do I get a refund ony money paid from paypal
Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.

If you don't want to continue, then I will request JustAnswer to refund your account. To process refund, please don't rate the answer anything even if the system asked to do so.

Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.

If you want I can remotely connect to your Mac and try to fix the issue for you without any additional payment ? Let me know.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Process the refund pleasr
Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.

Sure. I will now request JustAnswer to refund your account. It might take a few days to process it. Please don't rate the answer anything.

You can also contact *****@******.*** for refund.

Best Regards,

Ashik