Apple updates iCloud for Windows with Password Manager

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Apple has released iCloud for Windows version 12.5 and comes with a dedicated password manager. The update adds an iCloud password app to your Windows computer that you can use to manage the passwords stored in the Apple cloud. The iCloud update for Windows users also provides access to new Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge extensions that allow you to save, manage and autofill passwords, just like the password manager is standard in the Safari browser on the iPhone, iPad and Mac works.

You can use the iCloud Passwords app, which is added to your Windows computer after iCloud for Windows version 12.5 is installed, to search the passwords that you have stored on the Apple Cloud. You can also add new passwords or delete existing login information directly from the new app.

In addition to the dedicated password manager app, the latest iCloud for Windows update provides access to installing extensions for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. These are useful if you want to enable auto-fill in passwords that are stored in your iCloud account. The extensions will also ask you to save passwords and usernames in iCloud.

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

The credentials you save on your Windows computer are synchronized across devices. This means that you can also access the passwords and usernames that you have saved on your Windows computer on your iPhone or Mac.

Apple has detailed how you can use the new iCloud Passwords app on your Windows computer. You can access the app directly from the start menu and view the saved passwords from the All Passwords list available on the left. You can also add new passwords by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the search bar. You can also delete an old password or edit it with the new details by clicking this password in the All Passwords list.

Note that you can use the iCloud Passwords app on your Windows computer after you have signed in to the iCloud for Windows app version 12.5 and passed two-factor authentication. The Apple device on which you will receive the two-factor authentication code must also have iOS 14, iPadOS 14, macOS Big Sur 11 or higher installed. Windows Hello must also be activated on the Windows computer. However, you can use a PIN if your device doesn’t support biometric authentication.

However, 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 the x86 architecture.

Apple previously pointed out the new experience for Windows devices by bringing the iCloud Passwords extension to Google Chrome. This extension was originally discovered in iCloud for Windows version 12 in late January. However, the Cupertino-based company pulled this iCloud app version from the Microsoft Store.

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Jagmeet Singh writes on Consumer Technology for Gadgets 360 from New Delhi. Jagmeet is Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360 and has written extensively on apps, computer security, internet services and telecommunications developments. Jagmeet is available on Twitter at @ JagmeetS13 or by email at jagmeets@ndtv.com. Please send your hints and tips. More Electric vehicle startups are looking for low-cost ways to mass-produce

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