As Apple gradually improves the functions of its password manager, it adds new features in iCloud Keychain. Two more are in the iOS 15.4 beta.
There’s a toggle within Settings called AutoFill Passwords. This is a good setting to check if you use a password manager.
A welcome feature in iOS 15 is the ability to add two-factor authentication codes to your passwords. Here’s how to set it up.
In one of Apple’s videos dedicated to developers, the company revealed a new feature that wasn’t mentioned in the WWDC 2021 keynote.
Apple has officially released its iCloud Keychain password feature for Google Chrome on Windows, AppleInsider reported. The new extension means that when using the new Chrome browser users will be able to sync their passwords across devices running Apple and Windows operating systems.
“[The new] iCloud Passwords is a Chrome extension for Windows users that allows you to use the same strong Safari passwords you create on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac when visiting websites in Chrome on your Windows PC,” says Apple in the extension’s listing on the Chrome Web Store. As well as requiring the Google Chrome browser, iCloud Passwords needs iCloud 12.0 for Windows. That in turn requires Windows 10 version 18362.145 or higher, and can be downloaded from Microsoft. Once installed, iCloud Passwords will let you fill in the passwords created in Safari on Mac, iPhone, or iPad, when visiting a site in Chrome for Windows.
Ricky Mondello works on app and website authentication as well as password management at Apple. They recently created a shortcut that lets you quickly access iCloud Keychain, so instead of opening Settings and scrolling down to tap on Passwords, it’s a one-tap method to directly open the Passwords section. Separately from that, this is also something you can do yourself using the Settings Shortcut Generator. You can quickly jump to a variety of different places within Settings. One that I recently created is jumping to Settings > Privacy > Photos to manage app access to photos.
According to an early build of iOS 14, the code suggests new changes are coming to iCloud Keychain, like support for two-factor authentication codes.
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