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iCloud Keychain Vanishes in iOS 7 GM

by Todd Haselton | September 11, 2013September 11, 2013 1:30 pm PST


When Apple introduced iOS 7 it also detailed a feature called iCloud Keychain, a new option that would allow you to save account names, credit card numbers, passwords and more for frequently visited Web sites. It would then populate that data automatically for you whenever you needed it. We have tons of auto-fill applications with that functionality on the desktop, but it was a first native option for iOS. Unfortunately, it may not launch with iOS 7.

MacRumors recently noticed that the option to use auto-fill from iCloud Keychain is no longer an option inside of iOS 7 GM, the gold master version that was published to developers yesterday. Since the GM build is usually the last one with any major tweaks before a public release, it’s probably safe to say that we won’t see it included in iOS 7 on Sept. 18.

It’s far from a deal-breaker for iOS 7 fans, but it’s a feature we might not see for a little while now. Perhaps Apple is working to integrate it with Touch ID, its new fingerprint reader on the iPhone 5S. That would make a ton of sense.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...