The iCloud Keychain is a feature that allows you to save passwords and credit card information to your iCloud account so that you can easily use that information on devices that are synced to iCloud. However, this can be the cause of some frustrating issues when data is saved incorrectly, or if iCloud does not seem to be working properly.
If you are having issues with the iCloud Keychain on your iPhone, then you might be looking for a way to turn it off. Our steps below will show you how to turn off the iCloud Keychain on an iPhone 7 so that you can stop syncing and using data from there to enter passwords or populate forms that need credit card information.
How to Disable the iCloud Keychain in iOS 10
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.2. After completing these steps your iPhone will no longer sync password and credit card data with your iCloud account.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the iCloud option.
Step 3: Tap the Keychain button near the bottom of this menu.
Step 4: Touch the button to the right of iCloud Keychain at the top of the screen.
Step 5: Select what you would like to do with any passwords that are currently saved in the Safari browser on your iPhone.
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