The latest Windows 10 October 2018 update seems to have another issue in its wake. Devices updated to the latest Windows 10 edition, version 1809 have reported inconsistent performance of the iCloud app.
The error message shown is interesting too, stating that iCloud for Windows requires Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (April 2018 Update) and earlier. That makes it amply clear the latest October 2018 update hasn’t yet been factored in so far as the compatibility of the iCloud app with Windows 10 is concerned.
Fortunately, there shouldn’t be much to worry either considering that Microsoft has already acknowledged the issue and have assured users a resolution to the same is also being planned. The company said they are working with Apple to ensure a fix to the same is available soon. Unfortunately, no time frames have been revealed yet for the compatible iCloud version to be launched.
Microsoft further stated Apple has already identified the issues has to do with the iCloud app having a mismatch with the latest version 1809 of Window 10. As such, the best solution will be to update iCloud (current version 18.104.22.168), which is exactly what is being attempted. Till that happens, Microsoft said it had adopted a few measures to ensure a smooth user experience.
That includes blocking all such Windows 10 devices that already have the iCloud app pre-installed from getting the latest October 2018 update. The embargo will be in place until the time iCloud gets an update. Similarly, those with the October 2018 update already installed in their system will be barred from installing iCloud version 22.214.171.124.
As for the problem itself, the iCloud app is having issues when trying to sync shared albums post updating to Windows 10, version 1809. A few other features of the app might also become non-functional as well.
Before this, the October 2018 update achieved notoriety when it was found to delete files from devices that have installed the update. Some also reported having encountered the Blue Screen of Death while some had issues with the installation process itself. Microsoft had, in fact, paused the roll out program itself but has resumed off late after claiming it is now a stable build that is being offered.