Apple releases iCloud Keychain for Chrome on Windows

Ruben Fields
February 2, 2021

Apple has just made a big hole in their walled garden by launching a browser extension for Chrome and Edge which allows users to sync their website passwords from Safari in the iPhone and Mac to Chrome or Edge on Windows 10 and back again.

As you can see, the feature is mainly introduced so you can log into your favorite places with the same ease on Windows as well as on the Mac, regardless of which machine you prefer or have to use at the moment.

All you need is the iCloud Passwords extension.

Apple has quietly released the iCloud Passwords browser extension on the Google Chrome web store, which allows Chrome users on Windows PCs to access passwords saved on Apple's iCloud service for iOS and Mac devices (via 9to5Google).

Of course, if you're using Safari on a Mac that's logged in with the same Apple account as your iPhone, then everything happens automatically. Now, when Windows users access the new Passwords section, the dialog box that prompts the download will properly function.

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Now add and setup the iCloud Passwords extension to your Chrome.

Make sure you checked the checkbox next to passwords and after that click on Apply button below.

Be aware that the iCloud Passwords browser extension requires to have the latest version of iCloud for Windows on your PC, and the freshly-released version 12 includes a link to install the browser extension.

You will now be able to insert passwords saved to your iCloud Keychain when logging into websites.

Apple's iCloud Keychain is built into all of its devices for free.

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