I would like to understand if the keyring database is stored only on the local Apple device or if it is also stored on servers on the internet.

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    It depends whether you have iCloud Keychain synchronisation enabled or disabled. – Mike Scott Aug 12 at 17:53
  • @MikeScott Please consider posting an answer clarifying the statement. Any supporting links would be appreciated. Thank you – gatorback Aug 13 at 0:49
  • @gatorback do you mean "keyring" or "keychain"? – schroeder Aug 13 at 6:41
  • This seems like something you can look up. I Googled "keychain cloud" and got quite a lot of material on how this works. – schroeder Aug 13 at 6:45

As Mike Scott wrote, depending on your iCloud backup.

See "Set up iCloud Keychain".

See "Keychain data protection" on page 20 of the "iOS Security Guide" for how the keychain works, how it protects access to keychain items so they are only available when the phone is unlocked, using the secure enclave processor.

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