iCloud issues for Windows 10 October 2018 Update are now fixed

By Eunice Samson | December 5, 2018 |

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If you’ve been using Windows 10 for quite some time, you probably know that the operating system’s updates tend to come with bugs. Unfortunately, the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) is no stranger to this problem. It is riddled with more issues than most of the older build versions of the OS.

The great news is, Microsoft continues to develop fixes and improvements for Windows 10. For example, the tech company re-released the October 2018 Update to introduce patches for resolving issues.

Problems with iCloud Compatibility on Windows 10

Earlier in November 2018, Apple discovered iCloud compatibility issues with Windows version 1809. Microsoft confirmed this when it included the topic on its update history page. The information mentioned that Apple had identified an incompatibility issue between iCloud and Windows version

Users had trouble synching or updating Shared Albums after they installed Windows 10 version 1809. Moreover, some of them could not add iCloud version to their PC. As such, Microsoft decided to stop the full rollout of the October Update 2018 temporarily for iCloud users.

Apple Releases Patches for iCloud

Thankfully, Apple has provided a resolution to the problem by releasing an improved iCloud version for Windows 10 1809. You will now see the following message on Windows 10’s update history page:

“Apple has released an updated version of iCloud for Windows (version 7.8.1) that resolves compatibility issues encountered when updating or synching Shared Albums after updating to Windows 10, version 1809. We recommend that you update your iCloud for Windows to version 7.8.1 when prompted before attempting to upgrade to Windows 10, version 1809.”


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Prepping your PC for the Latest iCloud Version

To ensure that you won’t have problems installing iCloud for Windows version 7.8.1, you need to prep your computer. Here are some tips you can follow:

  1. Ensure that you are logged in to your PC as an administrator.
  2. Remove the software components of the old iCloud version in your computer.
  3. Disable your anti-virus temporarily, ensuring that it won’t interfere with the installation process.
  4. Update your drivers to the latest manufacturer-recommended versions with the help of Auslogics Driver Updater.
  5. Optimize the performance of your computer by downloading and installing Auslogics BoostSpeed.

As of this writing, over 90% of the potential user base of the new Windows 10 version is still waiting for the widespread rollout of the update. At the rate that Microsoft is taking to fix the bugs, it is possible that the majority of Windows users will have to wait until March or April next year before they can install the update.

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