Activating iCloud keychain

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  1. martinocando macrumors regular

    martinocando

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    I want to activate iCloud Keychain, but it keep asking me to approve from my other device, which is an iPhone. The problem is that is a work phone, and my employer disabled SMS completely, so I can't receive the activation code.

    Is there any way to activate this from another Mac, or without another device?

    Thanks
     
  2. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    You should be able to activate with your iCloud Keychain security code.
     
  3. martinocando thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do that, but it keeps telling me to go check my phone for the SMS code. If I click on the "Don't have access to this device", it takes me to Apple iCloud support website.
     
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Do you happen to have an Apple Recovery Key? If you made one, you should be able to use it for activation.
     
  5. martinocando thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. martinocando thread starter macrumors regular

    martinocando

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    I've read this page before, and if you look at the question that says:
    - How do I set up iCloud Keychain on a new device without another device to approve from?
    It also says:
    • The device that is using the SMS-capable phone number you provided when you first set up iCloud Keychain. A verification code is sent via SMS to this phone number. If you can't access this number, contact Apple Support, who can verify your identity, so that you can complete setup on your new device.
    I click on contact Apple Support, and it says that there are no support resources available in my location (Panama).


    ... Sooo, I'm doomed :(

    I guess I'll have to ask my employer to enable SMS temporarily to my phone, so I can finish this up. Is driving me nuts.
     
  8. Goatllama macrumors 6502a

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    Call Apple support and ask them to bypass the text message. Should do it as long as you know your security questions.
     
  9. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    Why would you use an employers cell phone? That doesn't seem safe.
     

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