Hi,

Yes, signing out then exiting System Preferences sounds like a good thing to 
do.  It is good to quit System Prefs, then go back in to re-sign into iCloud.  
This allows for System Prefs to properly kill processes before logging back in.

Later...

Tim Kilburn
Fort McMurray, AB Canada

On Sep 20, 2016, at 10:36, E.T. <ancient.ali...@icloud.com> wrote:

  Yes indeed. I have been googling this too and come up with nothing helpful. I 
cannot access the options if I cannot enable Keychain. later I may sign out and 
back in and see if that changes anything.

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 Are We Alone in the Universe?
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On 9/20/2016 9:30 AM, Tim Kilburn wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> so, on your Mac, it is asking for a four digit code when you attempt to 
> enable iCloud Keychain?  Hmmm.
> 
> Later...
> 
> Tim Kilburn
> Fort McMurray, AB Canada
> 
> On Sep 20, 2016, at 09:55, E.T. <ancient.ali...@icloud.com> wrote:
> 
> Tim,
>  I'm wondering now if I am mistaken here. When I try to enable Keychain, the 
> dialog asks for iCloud security code and its a 4 digit code. This must not be 
> the same thing as the one that requires 6 digits.
> 
>  Mu iPhone and iPad both do not have Keychain enabled.
> 
> From E.T.'s Keyboard...
> Are We Alone in the Universe?
> ancient.ali...@icloud.com
> 
> On 9/20/2016 7:35 AM, Tim Kilburn wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I suggest that you then first turn iCloud Keychain off on your iPhone.  It 
>> shouldn't require a code for that, just your Apple ID credentials.  Now, try 
>> enabling it on your Mac.  If it is already on, when you click on Options, a 
>> dialog should appear that gives you the option to change your Security Code. 
>>  this needs to be a six digit code.  It accepts numbers kind of like the 
>> pass-code on an iPhone whereby you push a number and it pops over to the 
>> next numeric field automatically.  You'll need to enter this code two times, 
>> a phone number that accepts SMS messages, then enter your Apple ID 
>> credentials to confirm the change.  This is to make sure that a third party 
>> could not simply change that Security Code and SMS number without knowing 
>> all your info.
>> 
>> Let me know how it goes.
>> 
>> Later...
>> 
>> Tim Kilburn
>> Fort McMurray, AB Canada
>> 
>> On Sep 20, 2016, at 08:21, E.T. <ancient.ali...@icloud.com> wrote:
>> 
>> 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.
>> 
>> From E.T.'s Keyboard...
>> Are We Alone in the Universe?
>> ancient.ali...@icloud.com
>> 
>> On 9/20/2016 7:06 AM, Tim Kilburn wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> 
>>> 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.
>>> 
>>> HTH.
>>> 
>>> Later...
>>> 
>>> 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?
>>> 
>>> From E.T.'s Keyboard...
>>> Are We Alone in the Universe?
>>> ancient.ali...@icloud.com
>>> 
>> 
> 

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