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Apple Security Update – iCloud for Windows 12.5

Apple has released a new security update on 16th August 2021. The security update is called iCloud for Windows 12.5 and seeks to address two keychain improvements that were reserved under the CVE numbers – CVE-2021-30779 and CVE-2021-30785. This security update will affect Windows 10 and later version of Windows.

This security update allows you to sync the iCloud password from Windows 10 or later operating system versions. The iCloud for Windows 12.5 product update contains a dedicated iCloud password manager app. It will help you in updating the existing passwords on the system or add new passwords on the iCloud. Once you choose or specify the password, the password will be synchronized between Windows 10 computer and the iCloud account.

iCloud for Windows was released in 2019. It seeks to provide content from Apple devices on the Windows 10 based computer systems. The latest security update tries to integrate the iCloud password management in the Windows 10 system. This security update is available through the Microsoft app store. You can download the update from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/icloud/9pktq5699m62.

iCloud for Windows 12.5 will work on systems that are based on the x86 chipset and conform to the minimum system requirements of –

Windows 10 version 18362.145 or higher, Windows 10 version 18362.145 or higher, Xbox One

How do I install the iCloud for Windows 12.5 password manager?


  1. Download iCloud for Windows on your Windows 10 computer.
  2. Restart your computer.
  3. Upon restart, the latest security update should get installed on the system
  4. Enter your Apple ID to sign in to iCloud.
  5. Select the password to update from a list of passwords available.
  6. Update the iCloud password and allow the iCloud password manager app to sync the password with your iCloud account.

Conclusion


iCloud for Windows 12.5 is a further improvement of the iCloud for Windows device update. It takes the integration between the iCloud account and Windows 10 based systems to the next level. Installing the update on your Windows 10 desktop or laptop is a straight forward process. Password management of iCloud account through Windows becomes a reality with this new security update.