Apple has (finally!) launched a Google extension for iCloud passwords, and here's what we know about it
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Apple has (finally!) launched a Google extension for iCloud passwords, and here's what we know about it

Apple has permanently put an end to a long persisting hassle, and we couldn't be more relieved!

The tussle between Windows and iOS has continued through the ages, making it difficult for users torn between the two. Whether it is the never-ending (read: challenging) compatibility issues or the storage problems that keep users on their feet -- there's too much to worry about whilst switching between Apple and Windows. However, amid a rather welcome change, Apple has now made a Chrome extension available for its users, which means you can now sync your passwords stored in your iCloud Keychain, on your Chrome browsers.

What do password managers do?

Apart from the obvious, a password manager helps to replace passwords that are otherwise weak, or susceptible to hackers. And while several websites and tech-experts tell us not to use the same password on multiple sites, it is unthinkable to memorise every unique combination you've ever made.

Read more: Password managers: Here's why you probably need one for your smartphone

Although you may or may not find yourselves installing a third-party application to remember your passwords, there was always an option to ask Google or iCloud to remember your combinations. However, if you've previously found yourselves struggling to manage your iOS passwords on a Windows device, you may no longer have to do that!

What does this mean for you?

Apple has now released a Chrome extension for Windows users, known as iCloud Passwords, that allows them to use the same Safari watchwords they create on iPhones, iPads or Macs when visiting websites in Chrome on your Windows PC.

Earlier, users could only utilise the iCloud Keychain on Apple-supported devices such as iPhones and iPads. However, if you used Chrome on other devices, especially Windows or Android, this was not necessarily a viable option for you per se. Now, since Apple has fixed this issue, all you need to do is install the iCloud extension for your Windows PC.

Find the link for your iCloud keychain extension here.

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