Can you sync Google passwords with Apple keychain?

Answered by Edward Huber

It is possible to sync Google passwords with Apple Keychain. However, please note that Apple Keychain is designed primarily to work with Safari and Apple’s ecosystem, so there may be some limitations and additional steps involved in syncing passwords from Google Chrome to Apple Keychain.

To sync Google passwords with Apple Keychain, you can follow these steps:

Step 1: Export Google Chrome Passwords
First, you need to export your saved passwords from Google Chrome. Open Google Chrome and go to Settings by clicking on the three dots in the top-right corner and selecting “Settings” from the dropdown menu.

Step 2: Access Password Manager
In the Chrome Settings, scroll down and click on “Auto-fill” in the left-hand menu. Then, click on “Passwords” under the Auto-fill section. This will open the Password Manager in Chrome.

Step 3: Export Passwords
In the Password Manager, you will see a list of all your saved passwords. Click on the three dots next to “Saved Passwords,” and you’ll see an option called “Export passwords.” Click on it, and Chrome will prompt you to confirm the export. Once confirmed, Chrome will save your passwords as a CSV file on your computer.

Step 4: Import Passwords to iCloud Keychain
Now that you have exported your passwords from Google Chrome, you can import them into iCloud Keychain. On your Mac, open the “Keychain Access” application by searching for it in Spotlight or navigating to Applications > Utilities > Keychain Access.

Step 5: Import CSV File
In the Keychain Access app, go to “File” in the menu bar and select “Import Items.” Locate the CSV file that you exported from Chrome and click “Open.” Keychain Access will then import the passwords from the CSV file into your Keychain.

Step 6: Sync with iCloud Keychain
Finally, to sync the imported passwords with iCloud Keychain, go to “System Preferences” on your Mac and click on “Apple ID.” In the left-hand menu, select “iCloud,” and make sure the “Keychain” option is checked. This will enable syncing your passwords with iCloud Keychain, allowing you to access them on other Apple devices.

It’s worth mentioning that this process may vary slightly depending on the version of Google Chrome and macOS you are using. Additionally, keep in mind that syncing passwords between different platforms and browsers can have some security implications, so it’s essential to prioritize the security of your passwords and ensure you trust the devices and services you are using.

In my personal experience, I have successfully synced passwords between Google Chrome and Apple Keychain using the steps outlined above. However, I always make sure to keep my devices and software up to date, and I take necessary precautions to protect my passwords and sensitive information. It’s always a good practice to use strong, unique passwords for each online account and consider using a reliable password manager like iCloud Keychain to secure and manage your passwords effectively.