Apple now allows you to manage iCloud passwords on your Windows PC

Apple has released iCloud for Windows version 12.5, with a dedicated password manager. The update adds an iCloud password app to your Windows computer to manage passwords stored in the Apple cloud. The iCloud update also comes with access to the new Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge extensions to enable iCloud users to save and manage passwords and how the password manager automatically works on the Safari browser on iPhone, iPad and Mac. .

After installing iCloud for Windows version 12.5, the iCloud Password app, which adds to your Windows machine, lets you search through the passwords you store in the Apple cloud. You can also add new passwords or delete existing login information directly from the new app.

In addition to the unique password manager app, the latest iCloud provides access to the Windows Update for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge installation extension. These are useful if you want to enable automatic reset of passwords saved in your iCloud account. Extensions also ask you to save passwords and usernames to iCloud.

iCloud for Windows 12.5 comes with iCloud passwords to manage credentials stored in the cloud

The credentials you save through your Windows machine are synced to devices. This means you can access the passwords and usernames you have saved on your Windows computer, even on your iPhone or Mac.

Apple has listed the ways to use the new iCloud password app on your Windows machine. You can access the app directly from the home menu and view the saved passwords from the list of passwords on the left. It also allows you to add new passwords by clicking on the (Plus) icon next to the search bar.

It is important to note that you can use the iCloud Password app on your Windows computer after logging in to iCloud for Windows App version 12.5 and passing two-step verification. Apple devices that accept two-step verification code must also install iOS 14, iPadOS 14, macOS Big Sur 11 or later. The Windows computer also wants Windows Hello enabled. You can use a PIN even if your machine does not support biometric verification.

That said, you can download iCloud for Windows version 12.5 from the Microsoft Store. The app is compatible with devices running Windows 10 version 18362.145 or higher and is based on x86 architecture.

Apple has already introduced the iCloud password extension to Google Chrome, giving clues to the new experience for Windows devices. That extension originally appeared on iCloud for Windows version 12 at the end of January. However, Cupertino has removed that version of the iCloud app from Microsoft Store.

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