Apple’s rocky rollout of iCloud password sync on Home windows has hit one other bump: you’ll be able to not obtain the model of the app that allowed syncing passwords out of your Apple gadgets along with your Chrome internet browser on a Home windows PC (via Windows Central). Model 12 of Apple’s iCloud for Home windows app released last week with supposed support for the feature, however the Chrome extension to make it work wasn’t available until two days ago. Now, model 12 is gone from the Home windows Retailer, with model 11.6 taking its place.
Weirdly, the changelog on the Home windows Retailer nonetheless says that the password syncing performance is current. Nevertheless, upon downloading, the app reveals the model as 11.6 within the prime proper. We verified this for ourselves, and you’ll see there’s no password sync possibility in our first screenshot under.
As The 8-Bit notes, the late-to-the-party Chrome Extension remains to be accessible on the Chrome Net Retailer, at the very least for now. Anybody nonetheless on model 11 of the iCloud for Home windows app, although, gained’t be capable to improve and reap the benefits of the extension anyhow. However if you happen to at the moment have model 12 in your laptop, Home windows gained’t make you downgrade to the earlier model.
It’s unclear why Apple pulled the replace — the reviews for the Chrome extension aren’t good, however a lot of them are customers reporting that it doesn’t work on Mac, which it’s not designed for. Regardless of the purpose, this has been one of many messier rollouts I’ve seen from Apple in current reminiscence. The story, it appears, is identical as the last time I wrote about iCloud Passwords for Windows: if you need them, you’ll have to attend a bit longer.
Apple was didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.