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You can now sync your passwords through iCloud on Windows 10

iCloud on Windows 10
iCloud on Windows 10 (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • iCloud for Windows has been updated to include a password manager.
  • The password manager works with Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome.
  • With support for password management, iCloud could be a viable alternative to the best password managers on Windows 10.

A major new feature just rolled out for iCloud on Windows 10 with the app's update to version 12.5. The app now supports iCloud passwords, allowing people with Windows PCs to sync and manage their passwords that they've entered into Apple's cloud. The move makes iCloud a more attractive option for people with PCs. Previously, the app's lack of support for iCloud passwords made some people turn to other password managers like 1Password or LastPass.

The update was spotted by Rene Ritchie, who shared some screenshots and a brief description on Twitter.

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The news has led to excitement on the web, as people who avoided using iCloud as a password manager can now look at it as a viable option on a PC.

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The password manager in iCloud for Windows works with both Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome.

If you need help setting the app up, make sure to check out our guide on how to set up iCloud on Windows 10.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

5 Comments
  • No native password manager in Windows is a bummer. Not sure why it's only limited to the MS browser. I have an app that logs me out regularly, would be nice not to have to launch Edge, open LastPass, copy username, switch window, paste username, switch window, copy password, paste password, close Edge.
  • I agree. They have Microsoft Authenticator for IOS and Android, and had it for Windows phone but it never made it to windows 10. Microsoft Authenticator syncs with Edge but that doesn't really help for other apps on Windows 10.
  • Microsoft Authenticator apps sync with Edge's passwords? I thought they didn't but that's good to hear.
  • Even Apple apps, are more native than MS slow and heavy (web) apps and OS controls on Windows
  • I will definitely be looking into this.