Besides iTunes, Appleâ€™s biggest offering on Microsoftâ€™s operating system is the iCloud sync client for files, photos, and mail. Apple is now extending its presence on Windows with an iCloud Passwords Chrome extension.
Apple quietly published the extension to the Chrome Web Store on Sunday evening:
iCloud Passwords allows you to use the same strong Safari passwords you create on your Apple device, with Chrome on Windows.
After updating iCloud for Windows to version 12.0 â€” which teased the extensionâ€™s existence earlier this week, youâ€™ll see a new â€œPasswordsâ€� section in the list of available services. Tapping â€œApplyâ€� to proceed at the bottom opens a dialog box to download the tool inside Chrome.Â
It provides access to the passwords that youâ€™ve created, had automatically generated, or saved in Safari for iOS and macOS while using Chrome. The sync is bi-directional with new credentials you create in Googleâ€™s browser saved to the iCloud Keychain so that itâ€™s accessible on iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices.
The extension prompts users to â€œChoose a saved password to useâ€� when signing in. The website and email address is listed underneath.
This iCloud Passwords Chrome tool joins Appleâ€™s only other extension for older Windows (7 + 8) PCs: iCloud Bookmarks.Â Meanwhile, Apple also offers Apple TV+ for the Xbox. Our colleagues at 9to5Mac this year reported that Music and Podcasts apps could also be coming to the Microsoft Store.
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