Surprisingly, Apple has launched an extension Google Chrome which allows each user to access the iCloud password on Windows computers. You can use this extension to synchronize – on your Windows desktop – all the passwords you have created on Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
Almost ten years ago, Apple decided to eliminate the Safari browser for Windows: In this way, it has always been very difficult for users who owned an Apple device to share and synchronize (between their devices) items such as bookmarks, browsing history and password.
To solve this drawback, many users have begun to use third parts (think, for example, Dashlane) that allowed them to synchronize login credentials across browsers and different platforms. But now accessing iCloud Password is now even easier for those who use Google Chrome.
All you need is the iCloud Password extension and follow the procedure you will find in the following paragraphs.
How to use iCloud Password in Chrome on a Windows computer
Officially released by Apple, the iCloud password lets you access all the passwords you have saved on your Apple devices in Chrome. This way, you can use your passwords to automatically fill in all login screens, just like you would in Safari.
But that’s not all: if you create a new password to access a website on the Chrome browser (always on a Windows computer), the iCloud Password extension will it will sync automatically with your iCloud keychain on Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
To configure this useful option, you must first make sure you have installed the latest version of Chrome, then follow all the steps that we indicate:
- First, look for the extension iCloud password in the Chrome Web Store
- Click on the blue button Add to Chrome
- Confirm by clicking on Add extension
- At this point, click on the iCloud Password button located in the Chrome menu bar
- Log in to your account iCloud using your Apple ID.
- You will now be able to enter the passwords saved in your iCloud keychain every time you access a website.
Remember that iCloud Password is a Chrome extension and is therefore available on any device that allows you to access one desktop version of Chrome. So, you can use the extension su as well macOS, even if iCloud Keychain is already available on the device.