Apple today launched an update for iCloud for Windows, bringing the application to version 7.8.1. This update comes after users reported major compatibility issues between iCloud for Windows and the latest Windows 10 October 2018 update, affecting items such as Photo Sync and many other features.
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As we reported last weekend, Microsoft and Apple were working together to resolve compatibility issues. Essentially, users trying to install iCloud for Windows on the latest version of Windows 10 would receive an error message, while those on which the application had already been installed had many problems with synchronization photos, among others.
Microsoft even went so far as to block the update of Windows 10 October 2018 to already installed iCloud for Windows users.
This afternoon, Apple released version 7.8.1 of iCloud for Windows that seems to resolve compatibility issues with the Windows 10 October 2018 update. Apple has also updated its page. Windows support for iCloud with the following:
iCloud for Windows 7.8.1 requires Microsoft Windows 7 or later; Outlook 2007 or later or iCloud.com (for Mail, Contacts, Calendar); and Internet Explorer 10 or later, Firefox 30 or later, or Google Chrome 28 or later (for bookmarks).
Prior to today's update, the text explained that iCloud required the update from Microsoft Windows 7 to Windows 10 April 10, 2018 – specifically excluding the latest version of Windows from October :
iCloud for Windows 7.7 and later requires the update from Microsoft Windows 7 to Windows 10 in April 2018, Outlook 2007 or later, or iCloud.com (for Mail, Contacts, Calendar); and Internet Explorer 10 or later, Firefox 30 or later, or Google Chrome 28 or later (for bookmarks).
We asked Apple to officially confirm that Windows 10 compatibility issues had been resolved and would update if we knew about it. iCloud for Windows is available for download here. Read our original cover of the problems here. Have you been touched by these problems? Let us know in the comments.
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