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If you use Google Chrome on a PC but prefer Safari on the iPhone and Mac, you’re probably fed up with the constant grind of having to dig around and re-insert passwords into both browsers. But that won’t be such a chore anymore. 

The iCloud Passwords Chrome extension—which Apple released alongside iCloud for Windows version 12—now makes it possible to auto-fill passwords from iCloud Keychain into Chrome on Windows. 

Besides, iCloud Passwords also allows you to upload and save new passwords that you create in Chrome directly to iCloud Keychain.

If you want to set up and use iCloud Passwords, you’ll find everything you need to know about Apple’s latest iCloud Chrome extension below.

Install/Update iCloud for Windows

Before you can use the iCloud Passwords Chrome extension, you must install iCloud for Windows on your PC. If you already have the application installed, you must update it.

Install iCloud for Windows

You can install iCloud for Windows as a Microsoft Store app. Or, you can set it up as a standard desktop application by grabbing the installer from Apple’s website. From a convenience perspective, it’s best to get it from the Microsoft Store.

Once you’ve finished installing iCloud for Windows, open it and sign in with your Apple ID credentials. If you have two-factor authentication set up, you must insert the code you receive on your iPhone or Mac to finish signing in to it.

Note: iCloud Passwords aside, you can also use iCloud for Windows to sync iCloud Drive and Photos to your PC and your bookmarks between Safari, Chrome, and Firefox.

Update iCloud for Windows

If you use the Microsoft Store edition of iCloud for Windows, your PC should’ve automatically updated the app to version 12—a prerequisite for iCloud Passwords—or later.

In case you’ve disabled automatic Microsoft Store updates, select the Downloads and updates option via the Microsoft Store menu (located to the top-right of the screen) and select Update next to iCloud for Windows.

For the standard iCloud for Windows desktop application, open Apple Software Update via the Start menu instead and apply any pending iCloud for Windows updates.

Add iCloud Passwords Extension

After installing or updating iCloud for Windows on your computer, you can immediately add the iCloud Passwords extension to Chrome. Open the iCloud for Windows app (via the system tray), check the box next to Passwords, and select Apply

On the pop-up box that shows up, select Download to launch the iCloud Passwords page on the Chrome Web Store. Next, select Add to Chrome to add iCloud Passwords to Chrome.

You must then authenticate the iCloud Passwords extension in Chrome. Select the iCloud Passwords icon via Chrome’s Extensions menu, and it will prompt you for a six-digit verification code. 

At the same time, you’ll see the code itself in the form of an iCloud for Windows toast notification just above the system tray area. Insert it, and you’re all set to go.

Auto-fill Passwords With iCloud Passwords

When you come across a login form in Chrome, the iCloud Passwords extension will turn blue—with a key-shaped symbol inside—to denote that it has one or more login credentials for the site. Simply select the icon and pick the username and password you want to fill into it.

Tip: To make things easier, it’s a good idea to add the iCloud Passwords Chrome extension to the Chrome toolbar. On the Extensions menu, select Pin next to iCloud Passwords.

If the same icon shows up in white, you must re-authenticate iCloud Passwords before it can auto-fill the site’s password. Select the icon, and an iCloud for Windows pop-up will display the code that you need to enter. 

On the other hand, a gray-colored iCloud Passwords extension icon indicates it doesn’t have any passwords that you can fill into the site.

In instances where Chrome’s built-in password manager contains a password for a login form, the browser will insert that automatically as it usually does. Should you want, you can select iCloud Passwords and pick a different set of user credentials—if available—from the iCloud Keychain.

Save Passwords to iCloud Keychain

If you create a new password in Chrome, the iCloud Passwords Chrome extension will prompt you to save it to the iCloud Keychain. It should also ask you to do that when you use a password from the Chrome password manager. You can then choose to accept, deny, or put that off for the next time. 

However, the iCloud Passwords extension doesn’t synchronize your passwords. That means you won’t find your iCloud Keychain passwords in the Chrome password manager, or vice-versa, just by adding it to Chrome.

iCloud Passwords also limits how Chrome’s built-in password manager works by preventing it from saving login credentials. That’s an issue when creating new passwords in Chrome, or if you want to add passwords to Chrome as you use them from iCloud Keychain.

Using Chrome Passwords in Safari

iCloud Passwords is mostly a one-way street since it doesn’t upload existing Chrome passwords to the iCloud Keychain unless you sign in with each of them at least once.

On the Mac, you can make that less of an issue by manually importing your Chrome passwords to Safari. Download Chrome onto your Mac, sign in with your Google Account, and exit the browser. Then, open Safari and go to File > Import From > Google Chrome. On the pop-up that shows up, check the box next to Passwords and select Import.

If you use Safari on an iPhone, you can simply auto-fill passwords directly from Chrome itself. Install Chrome via the App Store and sign into it. Then, go to Settings > Passwords > Autofill Passwords and allow passwords from Chrome.

iCloud Passwords: Better Than Having Nothing

The iCloud Passwords Chrome extension isn’t perfect. It can’t sync your passwords across Chrome and Safari, and it also doesn’t allow you to save anything to the Chrome password manager. But it does help you skip having to look up and enter Safari passwords into Chrome manually, so it’s still better than having nothing.

If using iCloud Passwords sounds like a hassle (and in many ways, it is), you may want to invest in a dedicated cross-platform password manager such as 1Password, LastPass, or Dashlane.

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While I have always appreciated the enhanced security that iCloud Keychain offers, its restriction to play within the Apple ecosystem has never failed to disappoint me. That is changing now as Apple has just released an extension for Google Chrome that allows users to use iCloud Keychain passwords even in Windows 10 machines. If you use Windows alongside your iPhone and Mac, here is how to enable and use iCloud Keychain passwords on Google Chrome on Windows.

Enable and Use iCloud Passwords in Google Chrome on Windows

So, what’s the requirement to enable iCloud Passwords extension in Google Chrome? Well, make sure you have iCloud for Windows version 12 or later. Furthermore, bear in mind that iCloud Passwords extension only works in Chrome on computers that have iCloud for Windows installed. Also note that it doesn’t work in Chrome on macOS. That said, let’s dive right in to learn how to set up and use iCloud Passwords in Chrome on Windows.

Access a Saved Password in Google Chrome

If you have a saved password for a website, you can access it with ease using the iCloud Passwords Chrome extension on Windows. To get going, head over to Chrome Web Store and add the iCloud Passwords to the Chrome browser.

  • In Google Chrome on a Windows computer, head over to a website where you have saved a password. Then, click on the iCloud Passwords button in your browser.

Access saved passwords using iCloud Passwords

  • If asked, enter a six-digit verification code in the pop-up window. After that, click the account you want to use. Then, your username and password will be auto-filled on the website.

Check If You Have a Saved Password

Apple has made it quite easy to figure out if you have a saved password for a website. So, if you ever seem to be a bit confused, look no further than the icon of the Chrome extension.

  • If the iCloud Passwords icon is blue, that means you have a saved password for the website which you can access by clicking the button.

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  • If the iCloud passwords is greyed out, that means you have a saved password for the website, which you can access by enabling iCloud Passwords. Simply, click on the button and then follow the onscreen instructions to access the saved password.

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  • If the icon shows nothing but a greyed out cloud that means you don’t have a saved password for the website.

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  • If the icon is greyed out and has a cross mark, be sure to sign in to the iCloud for Windows app and and also enable iCloud Passwords.

Sign in

Add a New Password to iCloud Passwords Chrome Extension on Windows

If you create a new account or enter a username and password not saved in iCloud, iCloud Passwords Chrome extension will save the credentials. After that, you can access the saved username and password across your iDevices with Keychain turned on.

  • Launch Google Chrome on a Windows computer. Then, either create or enter a new account on a website. After that, you will be asked to enter a six-digit verification code in the pop-up window.

Save password

  • Next, you need to click on Save Password in the notification to add the account to iCloud. Just in case you don’t want to add the account to iCloud, choose Not Now or Never for This Website. 

Update an Existing Password Using iCloud Passwords Chrome Extension on Windows

It’s quite simple to update an existing password using the iCloud password Chrome extension. Thanks to the seamless syncing, your new password will sync with across iDevices including iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

  • Open Google Chrome on a Windows computer and then navigate to the website and sign in with the username as well as updated password.

Update your passwords

  • If asked, enter a six-digit verification code in the pop-up window. After that, click Update Password in the notification.

Set Up and Use iCloud Passwords Google Chrome Extension on Windows

That’s all there is to it! Better late than ever. As someone who often has to juggle between macOS and Windows, I find the introduction of iCloud Passwords a great news. And I’m sure it could be like a music to many ears. What do you have to say about this extension? Would you like to give it a try on your device? Be sure to share your thoughts with me.

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Apple launches an iCloud Passwords extension for Chrome users on Windows

Apple has introduced an iCloud Passwords Chrome extension that will make life easier for those who use both Windows computers and other Apple devices, like a MacBook or an iPhone. The new browser extension lets you access on your other Apple devices the passwords you saved in Safari, then use them within Chrome when you’re on a Windows PC.

You can also save to your iCloud keychain any new passwords you create in Chrome, so it’s synced across your Apple devices.

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Apple didn’t formally announce the new feature, but reports of an iCloud Passwords extension had already been referenced in the release notes of the new iCloud for Windows 10 (ver 12), which arrived at the end of January. After the update, a “Passwords” section appeared in the app designated by the iCloud Keychain logo. This directed users to download the new extension, but the link was broken, as the extension was not yet live.

That changed on Sunday, according a report from 9to5Google, which found the new Chrome add-on had been published to the Chrome Web Store late on Sunday evening. Now, when Windows users access the new Passwords section, the dialog box that prompts the download will properly function.

Once installed, Chrome users on Windows will be able to access any passwords they saved or allowed iCloud Keychain to securely generate for them within Safari for macOS or iOS. Meanwhile, as Windows users create new credentials, these, too, will be synced to their iCloud Keychain so they can later be pulled up on Mac, iPhone and iPad devices, when needed.

This is the first Chrome extension to support iCloud Keychain on Windows, as before Apple had only offered an iCloud Bookmarks tool for older Windows 7 and 8 PCs, which reached over 7 million users.

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Some users who have tried the extension are reporting problems, but it seems that’s related to their PCs not having been first updated to iCloud for Windows 12.0, which is a prerequisite for the new extension to work.

Though Apple typically locks users into its own platforms, it has slowly expanded some of its services to Windows and even Android, where it makes sense. Today, Apple offers its entertainment apps like Apple Music and Apple TV on other platforms, including Android, and has launched Apple TV on its media player rival, Amazon Fire TV, among others. And 9to5Mac notes that Apple appears to be working to bring Music and Podcasts to the Microsoft Store in the future, as well.

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Autofill iCloud passwords in a web browser on your Windows computer

When you set up iCloud Passwords in iCloud for Windows version 12 or later, you can access web passwords stored in iCloud in Google Chrome on your Windows computer. If you have version 12.5 or later, you can also access passwords in Microsoft Edge.

Find out which version of iCloud for Windows you have.

Note: iCloud Passwords only works in Chrome on computers that have iCloud for Windows. It doesn’t work in Chrome on a Mac.

Access a saved password in Chrome or Edge

If you’re on a website you have a saved password for, iCloud Passwords can autofill it for you.

  1. In Chrome or Edge on a Windows computer, go to a website where you’ve saved a password.

  2. Click the iCloud Passwords button in your browser. If prompted, enter a six-digit verification code in the dialog.

  3. Click the account you want to use. The user name and password are filled in automatically on the website and you can sign in.

    If you’re using iCloud for Windows version 12.5 or later, you can also click Open iCloud Password Manager to open the iCloud Passwords app.

Add a new password

When you create a new account or enter a user name and password not saved in iCloud, iCloud Passwords can save the credentials. You can then access the user name and password on your Apple devices that have iCloud Keychain turned on.

  1. In Chrome or Edge on a Windows computer, create or enter a new account on a website. If prompted, enter a six-digit verification code in the dialog.

  2. Click Save Password in the dialog to add the account to iCloud.

Update an existing password

If you changed your password on a website and the old password is saved in iCloud, you can update it the next time you sign in to the website. The password is also kept up to date on your Apple devices that have iCloud Keychain turned on.

  1. In Chrome or Edge on a Windows computer, go to a website and sign in with the user name and updated password. If prompted, enter a six-digit verification code in the dialog.

  2. Click Update Password in the dialog to update the account in iCloud.

See if you have a saved password

The icon on the button in your browser indicates if you have a saved password and can access it.

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Description

Key in blue cloud

You have a saved password for the website. Click the button to access it.

Key in outline of a cloud

You have a saved password for the website. Enable the iCloud Passwords extension to access it. Click the button and follow the onscreen instructions.

Solid gray cloud

You don’t have a saved password for the website or iCloud Passwords can’t fill in any fields on the page.

Cloud with line through it

Make sure you’re signed in to the iCloud for Windows app and the iCloud Passwords extension is enabled.

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How to Access Your iCloud Keychain Passwords on Chrome for Windows

What to Know

  • Install iCloud for Windows, make sure Passwords is checked, then add the iCloud Passwords extension to Chrome.
  • If prompted, enter a six-digit verification code that will appear on a device of yours with iCloud already enabled.
  • When asked for passwords in Chrome, iCloud will now autofill information.

This article explains how you can access your iCloud Keychain passwords in Google Chrome on Windows 10. Older versions of iCloud, like the ones available on Windows 7 and 8, won't work with the browser extension.

How to Install iCloud for Windows

To set up iCloud for Windows for use with the iCloud Passwords Chrome extension, you'll need to download iCloud for Windows from the Microsoft Store before you can get the extension working.

  1. Open the start menu, search for "Microsoft Store" and open the application.

  2. In the Search field at the top-right, type "iCloud" and press Enter.

  3. Install and open iCloud for Windows.

  4. Your Passwords field will likely be grayed out. Click the Approve button next to Passwords and enter your Apple ID information to approve password sync on your computer.

  5. Check the box next to the Passwords field to enable iCloud password sync on your computer.

As is standard with Apple ID verification, you likely need to keep a device signed in to your Apple ID nearby so you can access a verification code you'll need to enter on your computer.

How to Install the iCloud Passwords Chrome extension

Once iCloud for Windows is set up and running, all that's left to do is install the Chrome extension, and you'll have access to your familiar passwords whenever prompted.

  1. Open Google Chrome, head to the web store, and add the iCloud Passwords browser extension to Chrome.

  2. Once installed, make sure to pin the extension to Chrome by clicking on the Extensions puzzle piece at the top-right of your browser and toggling on iCloud Passwords.

  3. Now, whenever you need to fill in account information, your username and password will be auto-filled, and as you create new accounts, you will be prompted to add these new credentials to iCloud, too.

If you use multiple Apple accounts, make sure to sign in to the iCloud on Windows account tied to all your Keychain information, otherwise iCloud Passwords won't have access to the necessary information.

A Note for Longtime iCloud Windows Users

If you've used iCloud for Windows before, you may need to reinstall or update the application first. This Keychain functionality is unique to iCloud on Windows 10 and requires iCloud for Windows version 12 or later.

The best way to make sure you have the correct version of iCloud is to download iCloud from the Microsoft Store and keep this application up to date. In the iCloud for Windows app, you can see your software version in the application window's top-right corner.

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If you’ve been waiting for a way to use iCloud passwords on Windows, then you may have known a Chrome extension was on the way. While the Chrome add-on was released a while ago, you needed to have iCloud version 12.0 or later to use the feature.

So, if your iCloud is now up to date on Windows and you’re ready to use the Chrome extension, we’ll show you how to set it all up.

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Approve passwords in iCloud

The first step is to approve the use of iCloud passwords. You’ll need your Apple device (iPhone or iPad with iOS 14 or later or Mac Big Sur) to obtain the verification code. So grab that, open iCloud on Windows, and click Approve next to Passwords.

iCloud Windows Passwords Approve

Enter your iCloud username and password and then enter the verification code you receive on your Apple device.

iCloud Windows Sign In

Next, check the box next to Passwords in the iCloud window and click Apply. You can then close iCloud and head to Chrome.

iCloud Windows Passwords Use

If you do not see the Passwords option in iCloud, the app is likely not up to date. Check the top right corner of the iCloud window for your version. You need version 12.0 or later to use the password feature.

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Install the Chrome extension

If you haven’t yet, install the Chrome extension. Visit the Chrome Web Store to search for the add-on or use this direct link for the iCloud Passwords extension. Click Add to Chrome and then Add Extension.

Install iCloud Passwords for Chrome on Windows

Although you can install this extension for Chrome on Mac, it does not appear to currently be supported on macOS. We’ll update this article should it become so down the road.

Use the iCloud Passwords extension

When you visit a website that you have a password saved for in iCloud, the extension’s button will highlight in your toolbar. Click the iCloud Passwords button and then enter the verification code you receive. You should receive this code on Windows when you’re signed into iCloud.

Enable iCloud Passwords for Chrome on Windows

After the correct site displays in the extension’s drop-down box, select it. Your credentials should populate on the page.

Wrapping it up

Not everyone is Apple-only. So if you have an iPhone but use a Windows computer or if you happen to use Windows in addition to Mac, then you should be happy to know that logging into websites with your iCloud passwords is now a simple process.

What do you think of the iCloud Passwords extension for Chrome on Windows? Are you glad it came along? Are you hoping an add-on for a different browser makes its way onto the scene? Let us know!

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Owning an iPhone and a Windows PC and accessing the same pool of information just got a whole lot easier. That goes for your iCloud Drive files, email, photos and the passwords stored in your iCloud Keychain. Apple recently updated the iCloud for Windows app, adding more features to the Passwords section of the app. 

More specifically, you can now access your iCloud stored passwords if you use the Microsoft Edge browser through a new extension, and there's a dedicated iCloud Passwords app for Windows that lets you create and edit passwords directly on your PC. Apple still hasn't made iMessage available outside of its own hardware, but there are alternative services you can use.

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The addition of iCloud passwords on a Windows PC is a welcome update and one that I hope Apple users take advantage of. Using the extension and app means you'll be able to log into websites without having to hand-type the complex passwords that iCloud creates for you, and now you can create new passwords with just a few clicks of the mouse

If the T-Mobile hack taught us anything, it's that it's our job to protect our personal information, not the companies we've given it to. If you're not using some sort of password manager, you really should start. Below I'll walk you through how to set up the new Passwords tool in iCloud for Windows.

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What you'll need to use the new iCloud password feature

  • Two-factor authentication turned on for your Apple ID.

If you already have the iCloud for Windows app installed on your PC, open the Microsoft Store app, click the menu button with three dots next to your profile icon in the top-right corner of the app, select Downloads and updates > Get Updates and check for any pending app updates to make sure you're using the latest version of the iCloud for Windows app. While you're there, you may as well install any pending app updates. 

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Set up Passwords in iCloud for Windows 

Open the iCloud for Windows app, and look for the Passwords option at the bottom of the window. Check the box to turn on the feature, and then click on the button to install the extension for either Chrome or Edge. 

You may be asked to sign in to your iCloud account again to authorize access to your passwords after checking the box, and the first time you open the extension you'll be asked to enter a six-digit code that will show up at the bottom of your screen. 

As you start browsing the web and visit sites you have a password saved in iCloud for, the icon for the iCloud Passwords extension will turn from a grayish color to blue with a key inside it. There are other icons that can show up as well, here's a chart of what each icon means: 

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If you sign up for a new account, the extension will ask if you want to save the credentials to your iCloud account. The same goes for when you change a password for an existing account; the extension will offer to save it to your iCloud account automatically. 

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Use the new iCloud Passwords app for Windows

It's not at all apparent after you update the iCloud for Windows app that it has installed another app called iCloud Passwords. In fact, it took me a few minutes of digging around and an Apple Support page before I discovered the app myself. The easiest way to get to is to open the start menu and search for iCloud Passwords

You'll be asked to authorize the app with your Windows 10 user account, and once that's done, you'll see a list of all of the accounts and their respective passwords currently stored in your iCloud Passwords. Search or scroll through the list to edit or delete an entry, or add an entirely new one by clicking on the Add Password button next to the search field. 

I can't emphasize this enough: use a password manager. You don't have to pay for it. Apple and Google both offer free tools for their respective platforms, and Bitwarden is another free option. You can read more about our top picks for password managers if you're not sold on iCloud. Want more info on the iCloud for Windows app? We got you. How about a roundup of hidden features in iOS 14? We've got that, too.

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