Apple Pulls Version 12 of iCloud for Windows That Supported iCloud Passwords Chrome Extension [Update: It's Back]

Update 2/3: As spotted by The 8-Bit, Apple has now reinstated iCloud for Windows version 12 on the Microsoft Store.


Apple has pulled version 12 of iCloud for Windows from the Microsoft Store, based on user reports. The update included support for the iCloud Passwords Chrome extension released on Monday.

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As noted by The 8-Bit, the version of iCloud currently on the Microsoft App Store is 11.6.32.0, which is a downgrade from version 12 that was available yesterday. The description for the iCloud app still mentions support for the iCloud Passwords extension, however.

It's not known why Apple pulled the latest version, but it could be due to issues many users have experienced with the Chrome extension, including problems with two-factor authentication when trying to access websites and the browser extension failing to work at all.

Apple released the iCloud passwords extension for Google's Chrome browser on Windows 10 to allow users to access passwords in Chrome that have been generated in Apple's Safari browser. It also enables ‌iCloud‌ syncing of passwords generated in Chrome, making them available on Apple devices, too.

Top Rated Comments

Nozuka Avatar
20 months ago
Even though it is the most widely used browser, i feel like it's the one browser that does not fit into Apples Privacy "message". They should add a Firefox Extension. And add this extension to the Edge Store, so you don't have to get it from Googles store.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vagos Avatar
20 months ago
Apple's software quality is degrading year by year to the point where Windows will soon have caught up.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MJaP Avatar
20 months ago
Apple programmers don't seem be able to write software for Windows to the same quality that they write it for their native hardware. I always found Quicktime to be a painful experience on Windows, and iTunes was sometimes a bit hit and miss as well.

I have great admiration for Windows programmers because you have to write software that is able to cope with millions of different hardware permutations from hundreds of different companies, with Apple you're only having to write for a small subset of hardware specifications.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sarkany Avatar
20 months ago
Apple software for Windows is trash. How is the most profitable company on Earth not able to code proper Windows software, while open source programmers can build flawless software for free. It’s like Apple enjoys punishing Windows users to force them into buying overpriced Macs.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
az431 Avatar
20 months ago

Apple's software quality is degrading year by year to the point where Windows will soon have caught up.
Spoken by someone who obviously has not used Windows in a very long time.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Whathappened Avatar
20 months ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/2021/02/02/apple-pulls-icloud-v12-for-windows/')

Apple has pulled version 12 of iCloud for Windows from the Microsoft Store, based on user reports ('https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/icloud-passwords/pejdijmoenmkgeppbflobdenhhabjlaj/'). The update included support for the iCloud Passwords Chrome extension released on Monday ('https://www.macrumors.com/2021/02/01/apple-chrome-extension-icloud-passwords-windows/').



As noted by The 8-Bit ('https://the8-bit.com/apple-pulls-icloud-12-icloud-passwords-update/'), the version of iCloud currently on the Microsoft App Store is 11.6.32.0 ('https://www.microsoft.com/store/productId/9PKTQ5699M62'), which is a downgrade from version 12 that was available yesterday. The description for the iCloud app still mentions support for the iCloud Passwords extension, however.

It's not known why Apple pulled the latest version, but it could be due to issues many users have experienced with the Chrome extension, including problems with two-factor authentication when trying to access websites and the browser extension failing to work at all.

Apple released the iCloud passwords extension ('https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/icloud-passwords/pejdijmoenmkgeppbflobdenhhabjlaj') for Google's Chrome browser on Windows 10 to allow users to access passwords in Chrome that have been generated in Apple's Safari browser. It also enables ‌iCloud‌ syncing of passwords generated in Chrome, making them available on Apple devices, too.

Article Link: Apple Pulls Version 12 of iCloud for Windows That Supported iCloud Passwords Chrome Extension ('https://www.macrumors.com/2021/02/02/apple-pulls-icloud-v12-for-windows/')

Apple's software quality is degrading year by year to the point where Windows will soon have caught
I hear that story year by year and it never was true.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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