Microsoft and Apple working to fix iCloud issues with October 2018 Update

iCloud on Windows 10
iCloud on Windows 10 (Image credit: Windows Central)

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update finally started making its way back out to the public last week, but it's still experiencing its fair share of issues. One of the latest to crop up is a bug that can cause headaches for iCloud users, preventing Apple's cloud service from updating and syncing shared albums (via Engadget).

The issue is seen with iCloud for Windows version, which will also fail to install on PCs running the October 2018 Update. For now, Microsoft has put an upgrade block in place so PCs that are already running iCloud for Windows won't be able to install the October 2018 Update.

To ensure a seamless experience, Microsoft is blocking devices with iCloud for Windows (version software installed from being offered Window 10, version 1809 until this issue has been resolved.

Microsoft says it is working with Apple on a version of iCloud that works with the latest Windows 10 release. However, there's no timeline on when to expect the updated iCloud to drop.

The iCloud bug is just one of five known issues with the October 2018 Update, four of which have caused Microsoft to put upgrade blocks in place. This also comes after the update's troubled release, which saw Microsoft pull it in early October after it was discovered that some users' files were going missing after installation.

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