This week I had to submit my 2018 MBP for service due to RAM issues. When I got my system back, Apple replaced the logic board, top case, and Touch ID bar; so pretty much the whole thing. The system had Catalina and my last Time Machine backup had Big Sur, so I set up the system as new and started upgrading to Big Sur. Meanwhile, I noticed that all my iCloud keychain logins and password were gone from my iPhone and iPad. After a 2 day Time Machine reset, I went to Keychain on the Mac and saw that all my saved passwords were gone from Keychain Access as well. So for some reason, all my saved passwords disappeared on every device. I googled everything I could and called Apple for an hour and they couldn’t get anywhere and concluded that everything was erased….
I have no idea why my passwords are all gone if they are saved in iCloud … I opened the Time Machine backup bundle file and went to the Keychains folder and I see a 12/20 system.keychains file, but Keychain Access does nothing if I try to import it or drag and drop it.
Anyone have any suggestions on where to look, what might have happened or any suggestions to hopefully get my old iCloud passwords back?
- According to this source ICloud Keychain is gone after getting a new Mac
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