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Apple releases Chrome extension for iCloud passwords

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HIGHLIGHTS :

  • Apple has released an official extension for the Windows and Mac versions of Chrome.
  • The iCloud Passwords extension is available for download on the Chrome Web store.
  • Users can always turn off iCloud Keychain on their Apple device by heading to Settings.

Apple has officially released a latest extension for the Windows and Mac versions of Chrome that helps you to utilise passwords that are stored in your iCloud Keychain. The users which keeps on using Chrome as default browser and iCloud keychain can easily swap between mac and windows easily without any hassles.

This is named “‌iCloud‌ Passwords,.

How Will it work?

  • It will allow users to access passwords in Google Chrome that have been generated in Apple’s Safari browser.
  • Moreover it will also help out to enable iCloud‌ syncing of passwords generated in Chrome, making them available on Apple devices, too.
  • This Chrome extension will allow you to use the same Safari passwords you create on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac when visiting websites in Chrome on your Windows or Mac PC

The feature was introduced by Apple last week when Apple released a exclusive version of iCloud for Windows 10, which included “Support for ‌iCloud‌ Passwords Chrome Extension,” despite the extension being unavailable.

For Which Devices Will It Be Available?

The iCloud Passwords extension is available for download on the Chrome Web store, and is available for both Windows and Mac versions of Chrome. It will also save new passwords created in Chrome on iCloud Keychain for using on Apple devices later.

Will It be useful for all ?

The answer to the question is No, It will be only useful for those users that use iCloud Keychain and set it as password manager on their devices.

BEST PART IS….??

The best thing about it is that it is not rigid one and will not force you to have it once you used it. You can turn on or off it as per your needs.

Want to know How to do that? then read further.

How to Turn on/off iCloud Keychain on Apple Devices?

  • Go to settings
  • Move to Profile tab.
  • Then head towards iCloud option.
  • Finally you will get an option to enable/disable it.
  • Tap on it and you are done, simple, right?

Meanwhile, Google released the Chrome browser for the M1-powered Macs last year.  According to Speedometer 2.0 benchmarks scores conducted by Ars Technica, M1‌ Chrome scored 210 points, while standard Chrome on an AMD Ryzen-powered HP Elitebook scored 116 points. The report had added that during the Motion Mark 1.1 test, ‌M1‌ Chrome scored 726.4, while standard Chrome scored 435.7.

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