Hi Tim,
At this point I am not sure I ever did enable Keychain. Working from the Mac I cannot get past the dialog for the code. If I enter one the iPhone gets a text with a verification code which I type in on the Mac which then cycles back to requesting the security code. So I get nowhere. On that dialog there is text that says Forgot code. Its not a link or button.

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On 9/20/2016 7:06 AM, Tim Kilburn wrote:

Just a quick clarification first.  There is usually no need to enter the security code 
when choosing to approve the device from another device.  For example, if I wished to 
enrol my iPhone to use the iCloud Keychain, and if I'd already had it enabled on my Mac, 
then I'd choose "Approve from another device", which in turn would send a 
notification to all my devices that have iCloud Keychain enabled.  I would accept it on 
my Mac, and would be asked to enter my Apple ID password.  No Security Code needed.  If 
this is the first device you're enrolling, then you'll need to enter a new Security Code.

If you're unsure as to whether you've set it up initially on another device, or 
have forgot your Security Code, I find it easiest to work from the Mac to reset 
this sort of stuff.  This is done in System Preferences, iCloud.  Once you fix 
things up within iCloud on your Mac, you can use the regular methods of 
approval mentioned above.



Tim Kilburn
Fort McMurray, AB Canada

On Sep 19, 2016, at 23:05, E.T. <ancient.ali...@icloud.com> wrote:

  Decided to enable this. When I do, I am asked for the iCloud Keychain 
security code. I enter one then go to the iPhone to get a code from there to 
enter on the Mac to approve the iPhone. Am again asked for the iCloud Keychain 
security code.

  So now I need to reset it. On the Mac in iCloud prefs I need to select the 
Option button in the table. Nothing happens. I know I am missing something 
somewhere. If I check iCloud Keychain in the table, I get the dialog dealing 
with the iPhone. But if I want to click that Options button, I have to interact 
with the iCloud Keychain item. And that gets me nowhere. What now?

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