How to use iCloud Keychain Access on Windows, including Chrome and Firefox

Sometimes it happens that Mac users need to use an operating system from the Windows family. Usually you have to do this due to the lack of certain applications for macOS. When moving from one platform to another, since they are very different from each other, certain inconveniences arise. Especially many of these are delivered by the “iCloud Keychain”, which stores all logins, passwords, bank details and other valuable data, transferred from one device to another under one Apple ID account. When you start using Windows, you have to forget about such a useful and very convenient function, which works especially well in conjunction with Safari.

Since Apple does not allow anyone to create software to access one or another of its proprietary services, users have had to experience certain difficulties and inconveniences over the years. Now, however, that has changed because Apple has released a new version of the iCloud app for Windows that adds support for Keychain Access, and at the native level. To install this software, just download it from the Microsoft Store, where it is available to everyone for free. After that, you need to launch it and log in to your Apple ID account. If such one has two-factor authentication enabled, you will need to use a Mac, iPhone or iPad to provide access to your account on a new device.

How to use iCloud Keychain Access on Windows, including Chrome and Firefox

After this kind of action, it will be possible to use logins, passwords, bank details and other data in Windows, if they are stored in the iCloud cloud storage. If the user already has a Chrome or Firefox web browser on their computer at the time of installing this software, a message will appear prompting you to install the iCloud Passwords extension for those Internet browsers so that the password bundle can be used with the software. It is possible that in the foreseeable future Apple will implement support for other browsers in its software. These may include, for example, Opera and Microsoft Edge, both of which have a large audience.

How to use iCloud Keychain Access on Windows, including Chrome and Firefox

After successful setup, “iCloud Password Bundle” will start working fully without restrictions in Windows. The data stored on one device will then be immediately transferred to the other if both of them are connected to the Internet. This is really convenient, and there is one funny nuance here. Until now, users of the macOS operating system do not have the opportunity to use the “apple” bunch of passwords to store confidential information in browsers other than Safari. Considering that Apple has implemented such a feature in Microsoft’s OS, it is highly likely that it will soon allow the use of a bunch of passwords in other browsers on its own operating system on Mac computers, otherwise it’s just somehow unfair.

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