Apple has released iCloud for Windows 12.5 with a new password manager

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Icloud For Windows 12 (Image credit: Rene Ritchie)

What you need to know

  • Apple has released iCloud for Windows 12.5.
  • The new release includes a password manager app.
  • It also adds the ability to sync passwords across devices with Microsoft Edge.

iCloud for Windows just got a lot better at managing all of those passwords.

Spotted by iMore alumni Rene Ritchie, iCloud for Windows 12.5 has added in a new password manager app as well as a host of other new features:

iCloud for Windows version 12.5 is live with a new password manager app

  • Closed lock with key Access and manage passwords
  • Downwards arrow Part of the iCloud app on Windows Store
  • Earth globe europe-africa Works with MS Edge, G Chrome
  • Lock Encrypted database, extension uses encrypted channel

As explained by Apple on the Windows Store, the latest version not only includes the new iCloud Passwords app but also allows you to sync passwords across devices in the Microsoft Edge browser via an extension:

  • View and manage your saved passwords on your Windows PC with the new iCloud Passwords app
  • Sync your passwords across devices and PC in Edge using the iCloud Passwords Extension

iCloud for Windows was originally launched in February of 2019. The app allows Apple users to sync a number of things from iCloud to their Windows laptop or desktop, including iCloud Drive, Photos, Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Bookmarks, and now Passwords.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.