Unable to disable iCloud Keychain

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  1. AeroZ macrumors 6502

    AeroZ

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    Hi,

    I'm running OSX 10.10.3 and iOS 8.1.2.
    I started using 1Password so I disabled iCloud Keychain.
    Now I found that iCloud Keychain is suddenly enabled on both of my devices and I'm unable to disable it.
    If I untick it on my Mac then the tick just re-appears about a second later.
    If I flip the switch to disabled on my iPhone then it's enabled again when I open iCloud Keychain menu.

    What's going on? How to fix this?

    Thanks
     
  2. mannyo1221 macrumors member

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    According to this article
    https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204085

    There are several steps to disable the icloud keychain, not just turning it off.

     
  3. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    I've had this on a couple of my macs. After several escalations up within Apple support, the only solution was to create a new user account.

    Hence why I now use 1password!
     
  4. crashoverride77, Apr 14, 2015
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    crashoverride77 macrumors 65816

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    yeah have the same problem here with the not disabling, it has been very weird the last few weeks. It also sometimes doesn't send the approval via iCloud if that is chosen instead of the code and the SMS bit.

    What I would recommend is changing your iCloud keychain password to a complex one, more precisely the randomly generated code by apple. This password is 25 digits long and therefore doesn't need the second step via SMS since its deemed secure enough. So when you want to add a new device and the normal verification from another device with keychain already enabled doesn't work, all you do is type in the code and it works straight away, no need to also verify via SMS. This also makes it easier when you change your mobile number because I have seen people having trouble after they changed their number but forgot to change their keychain settings. Obviously make sure this code is stored securely somewhere.
    Hope that helps
     
  5. AeroZ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't have problems setting up iCloud Keychain. I just want to disable it. I didn't have problems receiving the verification codes.
    Sometimes when I check iCloud settings it's disabled. Then again it's enabled on my Mac but disabled on my iPhone and vice versa.
    I've also resetted the keychain few times. Still same.

    I don't understand what's causing this.
     
  6. crashoverride77 macrumors 65816

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    fair enough if you only have the disable issue than there is nothing I can suggest. I though you also had the problem that the SMS code doesn't pop up.
    I had the disable issue a few times recently as well and a restart and quitting settings a few times fixed it. Even sync has been a bit slow recently so Im not sure whats going on. Hopefully it will sort itself out soon.
     
  7. AeroZ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Strange, yes.
     
  8. crashoverride77 macrumors 65816

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    Indeed. First time since launch that I am having issues with it.
    In general iCloud sometimes gets stuck when I'm trying to sign out, which I had to do a few times recently. I actually believe it might be an iOS 8.2 / 8.3 settings app bug rather than iCloud and apples servers themselves.
     
  9. AeroZ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I seem to have more problems on the mac side tho.
     
  10. crashoverride77 macrumors 65816

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    I had iCloud/keychain disable problems on both iOS and OS X. iCloud approvals from devices with keychain already activated would also not appear.
    The only thing that worked reliable was that supper long complex code I use that doesn't require SMS approval. Strange like you said.
     

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