Apple has released a Chrome extension for iCloud Passwords, allowing users to manage their passwords on Windows machines.
Due to the fact that this was a Chrome extension, you cannot use it if you’re using a browser like DuckDuckGo or Mozilla Firefox since it isn’t a Windows-native solution. Apple has launched a new version of its iCloud app for Windows that includes a password manager.
If you download iCloud 12.5 from the Microsoft Store, you’ll get an app called “iCloud Passwords”. In a nutshell, it’s a dedicated password manager that enables you to view your iCloud account information, update it, delete it, and add new accounts.
Changes made to this app will be synced across all your iCloud-capable devices. If you use Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser, you could also make the most of this extension.
While the move will likely be welcomed by many, it’s important to note that it doesn’t completely eliminate the need to keep an Apple device handy when managing passwords. As XDA Developers notes, you continue to require Apple hardware to activate the iCloud app on Windows and utilize its capabilities because it uses two-factor authentication, and you would like to possess a tool running iOS 14 or macOS Big Sur 11 so as to receive the security code. You could head over and download iCloud 12.5 from the Microsoft Store here.