Apple Brings iCloud Passwords to Google Chrome

Posted on February 1, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Uncategorized with 5 Comments

Apple has released an iCloud Passwords extension that lets you use your Safari-based passwords in Google Chrome for Windows.

“iCloud Passwords is a Chrome extension for Windows users that allows you to use the same strong Safari passwords you create on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac when visiting websites in Chrome on your Windows PC,” Apple explains on the extension’s page in the Chrome Web Store. “iCloud Passwords also saves any new passwords you create in Chrome to your iCloud Keychain so that it is also available on your Apple devices.”

I assume that this extension work in Chrome for Mac, too, but the way Apple positions this is interesting: The firm knows that many iPhone and iPad users use Windows PCs and not Macs, and thus they don’t have access to Safari on Windows. That said, I suspect many (if not most) Mac users also use Chrome.

I further assume that this extension will work with Microsoft Edge on either platform too, and with any other Chromium-based web browser.

You can learn more about using iCloud for passwords on the Apple support website.

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Comments (5)

5 responses to “Apple Brings iCloud Passwords to Google Chrome”

  1. spacecamel

    Others have reported it works with Edge but not with Chrome for Mac. It also has a bug registering with Apple's two factor.

  2. behindmyscreen

    This is good news for sure. Does Apple's password management fill for apps on the iphone or at least is accessible for looking up app passwords on the phone?

  3. dftf

    "[Windows users] don’t have access to Safari on Windows"

    Anyone remember when "Safari for Windows" actually was a thing?

  4. arnstarr

    ...and they taken it away again!

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