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I cannot use iCloud Keychain - it needs a phone that receives SMS (I don't have one)
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Nov 4, 2013, 10:13 AM
 
Greetings
I cannot use iCloud Keychain because I do not use phones.
iCloud Keychain requires that I have a phone that can accept SMS messages.
I do not have such a phone, and I have no plans to go out and buy a phone because of finances.
So, how can I use iCloud Keychain to store my passwords?
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Nov 15, 2013, 09:28 AM
 
Greetings again!!
I have not yet received a response to my inquiry about how I can use iCloud Keychain if I don't use phones.
How do I get around this requirement?
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Nov 15, 2013, 09:44 AM
 
If you google for "Receive SMS web" you find a number of services that offer this service on the web. Haven't tested any of them, but if it is only for a single use, it can't be too bad.
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Nov 15, 2013, 11:14 AM
 
Google Voice does text messages (SMS)

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Nov 15, 2013, 01:33 PM
 
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Nov 15, 2013, 05:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
Greetings
I cannot use iCloud Keychain because I do not use phones.
iCloud Keychain requires that I have a phone that can accept SMS messages.
I do not have such a phone, and I have no plans to go out and buy a phone because of finances.
So, how can I use iCloud Keychain to store my passwords?
Activating iCloud Keychain on Mavericks does not require any SMS if you have an iOS device.
     
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Nov 15, 2013, 07:15 PM
 
Both my Macbook (running 10.9) and my new iPod (running iOS 7) asked me for an SMS when I tried to set up iCloud Keychain on either device.
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Nov 16, 2013, 02:28 AM
 
I just tried it, and the activation request showed up on my iOS devices, not via SMS.
     
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Nov 16, 2013, 08:35 AM
 
Huh? Well then why is iCloud Keychain asking me for a phone number but not asking you for a phone number?

I did a search before I made this thread and found other people saying that this is how iCloud Keychain has to be setup.
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Nov 16, 2013, 09:59 AM
 
Did you try entering a bogus number ?

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Nov 16, 2013, 10:47 PM
 
Well yeah I did that, and it didn't seem to require a confirmation code (nor was any even sent apparently).
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