Apple Enables iCloud Passwords on Windows
Published · Aug 18, 2021
After a considerable wait, Windows users can finally enjoy iCloud passwords on their machines. The new version of the Windows app implements the feature with all the support you get on Apple devices.
iCloud is Apple’s cloud storage and computing solution. It’s mostly used for document or photo storage, but it also has remote features for stolen devices. More recently, Apple has been implementing tools like Apple Keychain that keep all your passwords in one place.
The services work like a charm on Apple devices and are among the clients’ favorites. Up until now, they were sorely missed on Windows computers.
But with the new app, users can store or manage passwords on any Windows device. And thanks to the syncing features, people can use the same login credentials when switching from PC to Mac or iPad.
The app also supports biometric authentication (if your PC allows it), imitating the iPhone experience.
Apple also offers extensions for Chrome and Edge browsers. However, these are not as powerful as the desktop client, so the new update is a very welcome change.
To try out the new password manager tools on PC, people just need to update to iCloud 12.5 for Windows. After that, adding or changing passwords from the client is fairly straightforward, especially with the Apple guide.
Branko is a round-the-clock tech geek and loving it. His ideal vacation destination is the Akihabara District (or really any place he can take his computer). If there’s a server out there, count on him to find out what it’s made of… and tell you all about it.