iCloud 12.5 for Windows now with password management

Apple has released a new version of the iCloud app for users of Microsoft Windows on Mac, PC and Microsoft Surface. This includes the administration of passwords, which has been expected since January. These can already be exchanged, used, changed and deleted on Apple devices such as the Mac, iPad, iPhone and others via iCloud. In order to use it in the web browser under Windows - for example, to log into websites and web apps more quickly - iCloud for Windows must be version 12.5. Then the "key ring" can be transferred to Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. This is done in encrypted form so that all passwords remain secure.

With iCloud for Windows in version 12.5, password management comes on PC and Windows Surface. Passwords can now be used in the Edge and Chrome browser and viewed, changed, deleted and otherwise managed via the iCloud app.

With iCloud for Windows in version 12.5, password management comes on PC and Windows Surface. Passwords can now be used in the Edge and Chrome browser and viewed, changed, deleted and otherwise managed via the iCloud app.

iCloud 12.5 for Windows: Use and manage login names and passwords

The update to iCloud for Windows 12.5, which can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store, is free of charge. In addition to access to the documents, photos, videos, music files, calendar entries and the like stored in the iCloud, the saved passwords are now also included. This innovation, which was released this week for the Windows app, can already be found in the associated one Support document from Apple again: "iCloud Passwords can automatically fill in your passwords in a web browser on your Windows computer. You can also manage passwords in the iCloud Passwords app.“You can find the download from iCloud for Windows with this link.

Encrypted database and secure transmission to Edge or Chrome

The iCloud keychain is stored in an encrypted database, is it [called among others at MacRumors. An encrypted data channel is also used to transfer it from the iCloud app to the Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome browser extension. The passwords are not saved anywhere as plain text. For Mozilla Firefox there is as yet no extension for using the iCloud Keychain over iCloud 12.5 for Windows. A return from Safari for Windows is also unlikely to be expected anytime soon. But even if the feature is limited to two selected browsers, it can at least save a lot of time there. What do you think about it? Feel free to leave a comment :)

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