How to Install iCloud Passwords Extension on Microsoft Edge
install icloud passwords extension microsoft edge if you’re an avid iCloud user, you may have noticed that Apple does not include iCloud password management abilities in Safari — whether it’s on iOS or OS X. Luckily, there’s a simple way of getting around this issue. A few months ago, Google added similar functionality to Google Chrome using the same underlying source as Apple and Microsoft. Despite Edge having the most up-to-date version of Chromium (and therefor being compatible with iCloud passwords), Microsoft chose not to include this toolbar by default. Still, it’s quite easy to enable without any major hurdles
Whatever type of PC user you are, we know one thing is for sure: all of our users love to stream content into their computers. Whether it be from YouTube or Netflix, your favorite video streaming sites can easily be integrated into your Windows experience by way of Chrome Extensions and the newer versions of Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 is no different!
Let’s take a look at how you can use the iCloud Passwords extension on an Apple computer.
How to Use iCloud Passwords Extension on Microsoft Edge
First, you need to have the latest version of iCloud for Windows (version 12.0 or higher). It is important to note that Google Chrome must be installed on your computer, but you don’t need to use it. You can check if Chromium-based Edge is installed by simply looking at the app icon. If it resembles the icon of Internet Explorer, you need to update your web browser. Here’s what you can do:
- To install Microsoft Edge, first click on the Windows Start button, located in the bottom-left corner of your screen then choose the All Apps “gear” icon by clicking on it once
- Here you will find your browser’s Extensions. Simply select this option from the menu bar and then choose “Extensions”.
- At the bottom-left corner of this settings menu, we found an option for “Allow extensions from other stores”. We chose to enable it by clicking on it.
- Next, head to the following URL: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/icloud-passwords-extensi and download the add-on while on Chrome’s menu bar at “Add to Chrome”.
- When prompted by Edge, click on “Add extension” as shown below and search for Grammarly to add the Chrome Extension.
- Now, the iCloud extension will appear above the URL bar as shown below.
- To turn this feature on, scroll down to General and tap About. Then tap Passwords & Accounts and Turn on Two-Factor Authentication.
Great job! Now you can visit all your favorite websites and quickly login with the passwords stored in your Apple iCloud Keychain.
As it turns out, iCloud for Windows forces you to install Google Chrome so as to enable its Password Manager feature. And if you don’t already have the extension, you’ll need to go ahead and install it. However, this will require you have it downloaded beforehand either via the Chrome Web Store or through a direct download of the .crx file from your browser’s extensions section.
Windows 10 users may have a hard time getting the iCloud extension to work properly on Microsoft Edge, but it works flawlessly on Google Chrome using the same steps. Although this problem has arisen in the past and even though there was an update released by Apple’s App Store to fix it, there are still errors from time to time.
If you want to use cool extensions in your browser, Chrome is the way to go. You’ll be able to use any extension from the Chrome Web Store on Opera since it uses the Chromium layout engine. Unfortunately, Firefox users are out of luck, since Firefox doesn’t run on Chromium. There used to be a workaround (a tool called “drag-2-drop-flash-to-firefox”), but it’s no longer functional.
Hopefully, you were able to make use of the iCloud Passwords extension to quickly access your saved passwords from your favorite web browser. In this article we are going to explore an additional iCloud storage feature that’s integrated right into Safari as well as other third-party browsers in Mac OS X Lion – keychain support.