iCloud KeyChain - No Phone Number

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Morac, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Morac macrumors 6502a

    Morac

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    I keep seeing references to setting up a phone number with iCloud KeyChain for recovery purposes, even in Apple's support documents, but I was never asked to enter a phone number when I set it up originally on my iPhone 5S and I don't see it listed in Settings > iCloud > Account, then tap Keychain, like the support article says. I was asked to enter a security code, which I allowed the phone to generate, but nothing about a phone number.

    Was this removed in the release? Did anyone get an option to add a phone number?
     
  2. jonasdamn macrumors 6502a

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    I got option with phone number
     
  3. Carlanga macrumors 604

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  4. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    I just set this up, and while it asked me for my phone number, it's not listed in that menu.

    I haven't received an SMS yet either.
     
  5. Menel macrumors 603

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    Just activated it.
    Asked for sms phone number.
     
  6. Morac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Morac

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    Did any else have the phone generate the security code? I wonder if that's the difference?
     
  7. JUiCEJamie macrumors 6502a

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    I think they ask for a few just incase you don't have SMS if the situation ever arises? Maybe you're on an iPad etc?

    You managed to fix it?
     
  8. Morac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Morac

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    Nope I'm on an iPhone 5S. I didn't try to fix it since the keychain seems to be working, but I'm concerned that it never asked me to set up SMS.
     
  9. JUiCEJamie macrumors 6502a

    JUiCEJamie

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    Hmmm... Could you perhaps turn off iCloud Keychain in the Cloud, then set it up again? Is it just a 5s you have? Do you have any other OS/iOS device?

    If you're only on a 5s, I'd say delete and install it again.
     
  10. LV426 macrumors 6502a

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    I setup iCloud Keychain on my iPhone first of all.

    Then later, when I installed Mavericks on my laptop, the laptop gave me the option of one of my registered devices authorising Keychain. I said yes and a popup on the iPhone then asked for permission for the laptop to join the party.

    I don't recall having to enter a phone number anywhere to do this.
     
  11. Morac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Morac

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    Same exact thing except I added it to an iPad instead of a Mac.
     

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