If you’re using Google Chrome on your PC and prefer Safari on your iPhone and Mac, you’ll be tired of having to go through both browsers and reinsert your password. But it’s no longer such a chore.
The iCloud Passwords Chrome extension released by Apple with iCloud for Windows version 12 now allows you to automatically enter passwords into Chrome on Windows from your iCloud Keychain.
In addition, iCloud Password allows you to upload and save your new Chrome password directly to your iCloud Keychain.
If you want to set and use an iCloud password, here’s everything you need to know about Apple’s latest iCloud Chrome extensions.
Install / update iCloud for Windows
You must have iCloud for Windows installed on your PC before you can use the iCloud Passwords Chrome extension. If the application is already installed, you need to update it.
Install iCloud for Windows
You can install iCloud for Windows as a Microsoft Store app. Alternatively, you can get the installer from Apple’s website and set it up as a standard desktop application. For convenience, it’s best to get it from the Microsoft Store.
After you’ve installed iCloud for Windows, open it and sign in with your Apple ID credentials. If you’ve set up two-factor authentication, you’ll need to insert the code you received on your iPhone or Mac to complete sign-in.
Note: Apart from the iCloud password, you can also use iCloud for Windows to sync iCloud Drive and Photos to your PC and sync bookmarks between Safari, Chrome and Firefox.
Update iCloud for Windows
If you’re using the Microsoft Store edition of iCloud for Windows, your PC will need to automatically update your app to version 12 (a prerequisite for your iCloud password) or later.
If you have disabled automatic updates for the Microsoft Store, Download and update Select an option from the Microsoft Store menu (at the top right of the screen) update next to iCloud for Windows..
For standard iCloud for Windows desktop applications Apple Software Update via start Select the menu instead and apply the pending iCloud for Windows update.
Add iCloud password extension
You can add iCloud Passwords extension to Chrome immediately after installing or updating iCloud for Windows on your computer. Open the iCloud for Windows app (via the system tray) and select the checkbox next to it password,Choose application..
In the pop-up box that appears download Launch the iCloud Password page on the Chrome Web Store. next, Add to Chrome Add your iCloud password to Chrome.
Next, you need to authenticate your iCloud password extension in Chrome. If you select the iCloud password icon from the Chrome extension menu, you’ll be prompted to enter a 6-digit verification code.
At the same time, the code itself is displayed in the form of iCloud for Windows toast notification just above the system tray area. Insert it and you’re ready to go.
Automatically enter password with iCloud password
When you find the login form in Chrome, the iCloud Passwords extension turns blue and a key-shaped symbol appears inside to indicate that you have one or more login credentials for your site. Just select the icon and select the username and password you want to enter.
Hint: Hint: To make things easier, we recommend adding the iCloud Passwords Chrome extension to your Chrome toolbar.[拡張機能]In the menu,[[pin next to iCloud password..
If you see the same icon in white, you’ll need to reauthenticate your iCloud password before you can auto-enter your site password. Select the icon to see the code you need to enter in the iCloud for Windows pop-up.
The gray iCloud Passwords extension icon, on the other hand, indicates that you don’t have a password to enter on your site.
If Chrome’s built-in password manager contains the password for the login form, the browser will automatically insert the password as usual. If desired, you can select your iCloud password and select another set of user credentials from your iCloud Keychain (if available).
Save your password in iCloud Keychain
When you create a new password in Chrome, the iCloud Password Chrome extension prompts you to store your password in your iCloud Keychain. You should also be prompted to do this if you use your Chrome Password Manager password. You can then choose to accept it, reject it, or postpone it.
However, the iCloud Passwords extension does not sync passwords. This means that you can’t find your iCloud Keychain password in Chrome Password Manager just by adding it to Chrome. The reverse is also true.
iCloud Passwords also limits the behavior of Chrome’s built-in password manager by making it impossible to store login credentials. This is a problem if you create a new password in Chrome, or if you add the password to Chrome when using the password from the iCloud Keychain.
Using Chrome password in Safari
iCloud passwords are almost one-way because they don’t upload your existing Chrome passwords to your iCloud Keychain unless you sign in at least once.
On Mac, you can reduce the problem by manually importing your Chrome password into Safari. Download Chrome to your Mac, log in with your Google account and quit your browser.Then open Safari and go to File >> >> Import from >> >> Google chrome..In the pop-up that appears, select the check box next to it. password Choose Import..
If you’re using Safari on your iPhone, you can auto-fill your password directly from Chrome itself. Install Chrome from the App Store and log in. next, setting >> >> password >> >> Automatic password entry Allow passwords from chromium..
iCloud Password: Better than nothing
The iCloud Passwords Chrome extension is not perfect. Passwords cannot be synced between Chrome and Safari. Also, nothing can be saved in Chrome Password Manager. However, it’s better than having nothing, as it saves you the trouble of manually searching for your Safari password and entering it into Chrome.
If using iCloud Passwords can be a hassle (and in many ways), we recommend investing in a dedicated cross-platform password manager such as 1Password, LastPass, or Dashlane.