Adding Keys: Main App

Adding Keys from the Main App

There are several ways to import keys to your keychain from the main app. Each will be described below in detail, but the first few steps for all of them is the same. Open the PGP Everywhere App, select the "Keychain" tab, and then tap the "+" icon in the upper right corner. 



Add Keys From Clipboard

  1. Copy the PGP key in text form to your clipboard
  2. Open the PGP Everywhere app on your device
  3. Select the keychain tab
  4. Touch the "+" icon in the upper right corner
  5. Touch "add from clipboard"


Add Keys from iTunes File Sharing (USB)

Adding keys via iTunes file sharing is more secure, and is ideal for importing private keys from your computer.


TO TRANSFER THE KEYS FROM YOUR COMPUTER TO YOUR PHONE:

  1. Export key(s) from your computer's keychain manager to .txt or .asc file(s)
  2. Connect your IOS device to your computer using the USB cable and open iTunes
  3. Select your device in iTunes
  4. Click apps in the list on the left and scroll down to the bottom of the page
  5. In this section, you'll see a list of file sharing apps on your device. Select PGP Encrypt.
  6. Drag and drop the .txt/.asc file(s) onto the documents list to copy them to the app on your device

TO IMPORT THE KEYS INTO THE KEYCHAIN ON YOUR DEVICE:

  1. Open the PGP Everywhere app on your device
  2. Select the keychain tab
  3. Touch the "+" icon in the upper right corner
  4. Touch "add from iTunes file sharing"
  5. It is suggested that you allow the app to delete the .txt/.asc files after import. Doing this will not delete the keys you just imported from the keychain.


Add Keys from a Keyserver

  1. Open the PGP Everywhere app on your device

  2. Select the keychain tab

  3. Touch the "+" icon in the upper right corner

  4. Touch "search keyserver"

  5. Enter your query and touch "search"

  6. Select the key(s) you want from the search results and touch the "+" icon in the upper right corner.