Apple has today edited an update to iCloud for Windows and downloaded the app to version 7.8.1. The update comes after users report major compatibility issues between iCloud for Windows and the latest update of Windows October 10, 2018, which affects things like Photosynchronization and many other features.
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As we reported this weekend, Microsoft and Apple were working together to resolve compatibility issues. Essentially, users who try to install iCloud for Windows on the latest Windows 10 building will see an error message, while those who already had the app installed, experienced many photosynchronization issues and more.
Microsoft went so far as to block users with iCloud for Windows is already installed from update to Windows October 10, 2018-built.
This afternoon, Apple released iCloud for Windows version 7.8.1 that appears to resolve compatibility issues with the Windows 10 October 2018 update. Apple also updated its Windows for iCloud support page 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).
Before today's update, the text explained that iCloud required Microsoft Windows 7 through Windows April 10, 2018 Update – last October-built by Windows:
iCloud for Windows 7.7 and later Microsoft requires Windows 7 through Windows 10th April 2018 Update, 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 have come to Apple for official confirmation that compatibility issues with Windows 10 have been resolved and will update if we hear back. iCloud for Windows is available for download here. Read our original coverage of the issues here. Were you affected by these problems? Let us know in the comments.
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