iCloud: manage your passwords now on Windows
Apple has just rolled out a new version of the iCloud app on Windows. It notably includes a dedicated password manager. Users can now access and manage their iCloud Keychain on Windows easily.
Remember, in February 2021 Apple deployed a Chrome extension to manage its iCloud passwords. In particular, this allows users to synchronize passwords saved by the browser with those stored in the keychain access of your Apple devices. However, it was still impossible to manage the contents of your iCloud safe from Windows (you had to use a Mac or another Apple device).
This is no longer the case thanks to a new update. Indeed, Apple has just deployed version 12.5 of iCloud on the Microsoft Store. This new version includes in particular a password manager. Once logged into your iCloud account from Windows, the application will automatically synchronize the content of your iCloud Keychain. Moreover, you will be free to manage the content as you wish.
For example, you can find your saved passwords, update them, add new ones or delete the connection information you no longer want. Note that all changes made to iCloud from Windows will obviously be reflected across all of your Apple devices.
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Easily manage your iCloud passwords on Windows
Either way, this iCloud update will likely thrill those users who are used to regularly switch from a Windows PC to a Mac or iPhone. Being able to change or find your iCloud passwords without having to necessarily switch to an Apple device will undoubtedly represent a considerable saving of time for the users. Note that version 12.5 of iCloud is available now on the Microsoft application store.
If you have not yet activated iCloud password synchronization on your Windows PC, you will first need to configure it in the iCloud settings before you can use the password manager. Don’t panic though, just have an Apple account with two-factor authentication enabled and an Apple device running iOS 14 / macOS 11 (or later) and follow the onscreen steps.
Source: The Verge