Reddit users found hidden information, that the iCloud app for Windows has gained new capabilities for its password manager, which allows Windows users to generate two-factor authentication codes, Two Factor Authentication (2FA) on Windows devices.
Apple added 2FA support to iCloud Passwords on iOS 15 and macOS Monterey last year, and the feature is now available on Windows 10 and 11.
You can now install iCloud apps on Windows 10 and 11, but using iCloud Password requires an additional Chromium extension, which is also available in the Chrome Web Store and Edge Add-on Store.
Apple added that its extension officially supports Chrome and Edge browsers, but you should also be able to install the extension in other Chromium-based browsers.
With new support for password management, those running Windows-based devices can access their iCloud Keychain passwords, and add, edit, copy, paste, delete and search for user names or passwords.
In addition to providing access to passwords, iCloud for Windows lets you use iCloud Photos and shared albums, access files in iCloud Drive, use email, contacts and calendars, including syncing your bookmarks from Safari.
iCloud for Windows works on Windows 7 and higher, but some features to work at their best require Windows 10 and 11. You can download the app from the official website or Microsoft Store.
Extensions for Edge and Chrome are capable of working in conjunction with the browser's built-in password feature, allowing iCloud Passwords to be auto-populated on WIndows devices, just like in Safari.
This iCloud password for Windows becomes part of iCloud for Windows, and Windows users can get it in the Microsoft app store.
If you're using an iPhone and Windows but don't want to pay for a third-party password manager, iCloud Password isn't the only option available. The Microsoft Authenticator app also supports password synchronization across devices, Edge and other Chromium-based browsers, with two-factor authentication.