Apple today released a new version of its icloud for Windows app, with the 12.5 update adding a new iCloud Keychain password manager app for Windows users
With this new option, those who are running Windows can access their iCloud Keychain passwords and can add, edit, copy and paste, delete, and look up usernames or passwords. This update makes using iCloud to sync your passwords significantly more viable if you’re someone who jumps between Windows and Mac. Being able to see and search through a list of your saved passwords gives you more flexibility than the browser extension, and being able to manage your passwords means that you don’t have to jump to an Apple device if you want to make changes to your logins.
To install iCloud for Windows, users need Windows 10 version 18362.145 or higher, and Windows 10 version 18362.145 or higher.
Overall, iCloud for Windows includes:
- iCloud Photos
- iCloud Drive
- iCloud Passwords
- iCloud Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and Bookmarks
Although it’s in version 12.5, the iCloud for Windows app has only been available for 3 years on the Microsoft App Store. At that time, Apple wrote:
The new iCloud for Windows app introduces a new iCloud Drive experience for Windows 10 users powered by the same Windows technology that also powers OneDrive’s Files On-Demand feature, enabling users to be more productive offline on mobile devices and quickly share files on iOS.
iCloud for Windows Passwords is part of iCloud for Windows 12.5, and Windows users can download it from the Microsoft Store. The iCloud for Windows app is designed to let Windows users access their iCloud files, photos, emails, and more from Windows devices.