In iOS 15.4 and macOS 12.3, Apple added the ability to save Notes next to items you store in iCloud Keychain. A very useful feature to be able to simplify and unify the backup of important information.

An important feature for 2FA recovery codes or security questions

It is common for the passwords we store to be accompanied by certain additional information. Information that until now we had to store separately, but now we can store it centrally and in a more organized way. Examples include recovery codes for two-factor authentication systems, security questions, or account annotations or links.

Saving this information in the keychain is very simple. On our iPhone or iPad, the steps to follow for this are as follows:

We open the Settings app on our iPhone or iPad. We enter passwords. We touch the password to which we want to add more information. We touch the Edit button at the top right. In the notes section, we write or paste the information. Click Save to save changes.

On Mac, the steps are very, very similar, in particular:

In the Apple () menu, we choose * System Preferences. We enter passwords. We touch the password to which we want to add more information. We touch the Edit button next to the element name. In the notes section, we write or paste the information. Click Save to save changes.

It’s so simple. Thanks to this system, we can save much more than passwords in the iCloud Keychain. A feature, as we have already said, very useful in more than one circumstance.

One of the many details that accompany the new versions of the operating systems that give life to our iPhone or iPad. A step closer to a keychain in which more than passwords could be stored and which, over time, could well become a repository of identities, cards and other information.

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