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swamplynx

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Nov 30, 2016
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I updated to IOS 15 and iPad OS 15 and now I can’t enable iCloud Keychain. I click the box and it won’t enable.
Any ideas?
Same issue here on one of my devices (iPhone 12). Still works fine on my iPad, Mac, and another iPhone.

I wasted hours last night signing out of iCloud on the device and disabling the Keychain on all my devices. After signing out of iCloud and back in, I was able to enable the Keychain, but a couple hours later it showed disabled again. Ugh! I’ve also verified this is not just a cosmetic issue, as any passwords I create on the problem device are not synced over. Very very annoying. Apple’s software QA is horrible.
 
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Schultes48

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Sep 24, 2021
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Same for me under iOS 15, additional to the keychain the Safari tabs are not working on two iPad 3 gen. and my iPhone X - funnily the keychain and tabs are working on my old iPhone 6s and on my MacBook Pro 2016 running 11.6

Logging in and out of safari and iCloud only resulted in wasted time.
 
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Schultes48

macrumors newbie
Sep 24, 2021
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I updated to IOS 15 and iPad OS 15 and now I can’t enable iCloud Keychain. I click the box and it won’t enable.
Any ideas?
I filed a case with Apple support - they could not fix it neither at the Apple Store not on the Apple Care
 

Schultes48

macrumors newbie
Sep 24, 2021
11
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I managed to fix it. I rebooted both of my devices at the same time. After that I was able to enable.
It worked for me after resetting only for a few minutes after I hit the keychain button several times - anyhow after a few minutes the slider has set its own back in the off position again - pls try and come back with your experience.
The Safari Tabs didn't work even after resetting alle devices thought.
 

bilibug

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Aug 27, 2008
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Stockton NJ
I had a similar experience at the beginning of the beta cycle. What I found:

ALL devices signed into my iCloud account needed to be running IOS15 or Monterey.
All devices and accounts must have a unique passcode or password.

1) Sign out of iCloud on ALL devices
2) SHUT DOWN and then restart all devices
3) Sign back in to iCloud on each device, one by one, enabling Keychain as you go.
4) The verification process usually asks for a password of a different device on your account, not the device you are working from. This is why each device needs a unique password.

This was the only way I could fix this issue. I really had not planned to run Monterey on my work machine, but I had no choice as I needed the keychain sync feature.
 

Schultes48

macrumors newbie
Sep 24, 2021
11
1
I had a similar experience at the beginning of the beta cycle. What I found:

ALL devices signed into my iCloud account needed to be running IOS15 or Monterey.
All devices and accounts must have a unique passcode or password.

1) Sign out of iCloud on ALL devices
2) SHUT DOWN and then restart all devices
3) Sign back in to iCloud on each device, one by one, enabling Keychain as you go.
4) The verification process usually asks for a password of a different device on your account, not the device you are working from. This is why each device needs a unique password.

This was the only way I could fix this issue. I really had not planned to run Monterey on my work machine, but I had no choice as I needed the keychain sync feature.
I run all devices with the same Apple ID. It would be really annoying having for each device (iPads & iPhones) a separate password.
Also, the password is replaced on different items by fingerprint or face recognition-
There has to be a better way.
 
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swamplynx

macrumors newbie
Nov 30, 2016
7
3
I had a similar experience at the beginning of the beta cycle. What I found:

ALL devices signed into my iCloud account needed to be running IOS15 or Monterey.
All devices and accounts must have a unique passcode or password.

1) Sign out of iCloud on ALL devices
2) SHUT DOWN and then restart all devices
3) Sign back in to iCloud on each device, one by one, enabling Keychain as you go.
4) The verification process usually asks for a password of a different device on your account, not the device you are working from. This is why each device needs a unique password.

This was the only way I could fix this issue. I really had not planned to run Monterey on my work machine, but I had no choice as I needed the keychain sync feature.
Well if anyone else wants to try this, I've wasted enough time on this issue. I also have a Mac that only supports 10.15, so I wouldn't be able to get that on Monterey. Oddly, I've noticed when I restart my iPhone (with the broken keychain), it breaks again, but a few hours later it activates itself. Hopefully 15.1 fixes this mess.
 
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swamplynx

macrumors newbie
Nov 30, 2016
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If you have a Mac you can use the Console app or iMazing to view the device console. Here is what I am seeing (attached EDIT: forum won't let me attach a txt file) on my iPhone that won't let me activate Keychain. Would be interested if others are seeing similar errors. Erasing all content and setting might fix the issue, but would probably have to not restore from a backup and I don't have time (hours... days?) to deal with that.
 

Schultes48

macrumors newbie
Sep 24, 2021
11
1
If you have a Mac you can use the Console app or iMazing to view the device console. Here is what I am seeing (attached EDIT: forum won't let me attach a txt file) on my iPhone that won't let me activate Keychain. Would be interested if others are seeing similar errors. Erasing all content and setting might fix the issue, but would probably have to not restore from a backup and I don't have time (hours... days?) to deal with that.
pls share the text snippet of the console error message
 

swamplynx

macrumors newbie
Nov 30, 2016
7
3
Update. I also created another Apple ID, and signed into iCloud using that. Still the same issue. So I know it is on the device, not on my account / iCloud Keychain. I'm going to wait til iOS 15.1 drops to see if that fixes the issue, but I am guessing something in the local filesystem or the secure enclave is hosed and I will need to do a full erase to fix. Also guessing that a restore will copy over whatever is corrupted, so that means hours of setup as well.
 

Schultes48

macrumors newbie
Sep 24, 2021
11
1
Update. I also created another Apple ID, and signed into iCloud using that. Still the same issue. So I know it is on the device, not on my account / iCloud Keychain. I'm going to wait til iOS 15.1 drops to see if that fixes the issue, but I am guessing something in the local filesystem or the secure enclave is hosed and I will need to do a full erase to fix. Also guessing that a restore will copy over whatever is corrupted, so that means hours of setup as well.
I found the way:

- saved the iPad on my Mac in full (not iCloud)
- set the iPad back to factory level
- restored from the backup

It took a few hours to get the complete backup (12.000 photos and a lot of books) back to the iPad - but it works and looks now (the placing of the icons) now 100% as before - except tat the bugs ar not anymore.

PRESTO.
Keychain and tabs are working now.
 
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