Slowly but surely with each iteration of macOS, Apple has been improving iCloud Keychain to put it on equal footing with rival third-party password managers such as 1Password. And in macOS 12.3, it continues that tradition with a simple additional option: Account notes.
Adding notes to an account entry is a handy way to remind yourself of something unique and important to those credentials. For example, you might have a browser content blocker that needs to be disabled for you to access the account login page on a certain website, in which case you can add a note about that.
Here's how to add notes to an account entry in iCloud Keychain on a Mac running macOS 12.3.
- Launch System Preferences from your Mac's Dock, from the Applications folder, or from the Apple menu bar ( -> System Preferences...).
- Select Passwords in the preferences panel.
- Use Touch ID or enter your Mac password to unlock the passwords section of iCloud Keychain.
- Select an existing account entry from the alphabetical list (use the search field at the top if you like), then click Edit.... Alternately, click the + icon at bottom of the column to create a new entry, then enter a web URL, username, and password, and click Add Password. With the new entry selected, click Edit....
- Click inside the "Notes" field and enter your notes.
- Click Save.