The best iCloud password manager for Chrome is no longer only on Windows

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The new macOS Sonoma operating system will support iCloud Keychain for Chrome on Apple devices for the first time, the company has revealed.

Previously a Windows exclusive, Mac users who wish to store their credentials on Apple's proprietary password manager, but use them with Google's popular web browser, are now catered for. 

The iCloud Passwords extension for Chrome has hit version 2.0.5, and works on macOS 14 systems. What's more, the extension works on other chromium-based browsers as well, including Microsoft Edge.

macOS Sonoma

Only Apple's Safari browser allowed for the autofilling capabilities of the iCloud Keychain on macOS computers, but now Apple has opened up its platform.

Credentials, including passwords and authentication, can now be entered easily on Chrome running on macOS Sonoma devices; gone are the days of copying and pasting your passwords from the System Setting app. 

macOS Sonoma is currently in public beta, so anyone can try it out, although users should be aware that it does mean that bugs will almost certainly be inevitable. However, Apple does have a commendable history of only releasing public betas of its operating systems once they are relatively stable.

In its FAQ section on beta programs, Apple warns that such software, "may contain errors or inaccuracies and may not function as well as commercially released software. Be sure to back up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and your Mac using Time Machine before installing beta software."

Various third-party apps are also expected not work with the new OS, as developers may have to update them to make them compatible.

Some of the other new features in macOS Sonoma include new screen savers that transition into your wallpaper, a new widget gallery on your desktop, and Continuity allows you to add iPhone widgets for apps to your desktop without needing to install them on your Mac.

Lewis Maddison
Staff Writer

Lewis Maddison is a Staff Writer at TechRadar Pro. His area of expertise is online security and protection, which includes tools and software such as password managers. 

His coverage also focuses on the usage habits of technology in both personal and professional settings - particularly its relation to social and cultural issues - and revels in uncovering stories that might not otherwise see the light of day.

He has a BA in Philosophy from the University of London, with a year spent studying abroad in the sunny climes of Malta.