Apple has rolled out a big update to its iCloud for Windows app, finally bringing an iCloud Passwords app to Microsoft’s operating system. The version 12.5 update includes extensions that let you access your passwords in a browser.
If you use Windows machines alongside your Apple devices, iCloud for Windows is a great way to keep some of your most important data in sync. It works with iCloud Drive, Photos, contacts, calendars, and more.
With its latest update, iCloud for Windows gets infinitely more useful, finally giving users the ability to sync saved usernames and passwords for the first time. What’s more, it plays nicely with Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome.
iCloud for Windows picks up Passwords support
Until now, you had to use a third-party password manager if you wanted to sync login details across both Windows and Apple platforms. But with iCloud Passwords on PC, a dedicated password manager may not be necessary.
After installing the version 12.5 update, Windows users get a new iCloud Passwords app that provides access to all their saved usernames and passwords. They can use it to add, edit, and copy and paste login details.
Even more useful than the iCloud Passwords app are new browser extensions for Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome that let you paste login details directly into your favorite websites — just like on a Mac or iOS device.
Update iCloud for Windows today
iCloud Passwords syncs with Keychain, so anything you have saved on your Mac, iPhone, iPad and other Apple devices will be available on your Windows machine. Everything is encrypted, so it’s completely safe to use.
To start using iCloud Passwords on Windows, simply install the latest iCloud for Windows release from the Microsoft Store.