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Windows 10 October 2018 Update Returns to iCloud Users This Month

Two months after Microsoft blocked the Windows 10 October 2018 Update for iCloud users, the update is making its way back to users.


Through October and November last year, was left reeling by the disastrous release of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809). Two months of problems plagued the update, which was pulled days after its release. Even when it was made available, problems persisted. One of them, an iCloud compatibility issue, has now been fixed.

In November, Microsoft confirmed the reinstated Windows 10 October 2018 Update had caused a bug in 's iCloud. The bug meant Microsoft was forced to block the October 2018 Update from devices with iCloud in use.

Apple released an update for iCloud to solve the problem. Microsoft has now announced it will remove the October 2018 Update block in mid-February.

When the problem was confirmed, Microsoft said it stopped iCloud installations by telling users there is no compatibility. Naturally, many users will already have iCloud installed on their PCs, but they are facing issue too. Microsoft says those users are facing synchronizing issues on Shared Albums:

“Apple has identified an incompatibility with iCloud for Windows (version Users may experience issues updating or synching Shared Albums after updating to Windows 10, version 1809. Users who attempt to install iCloud for Windows (version on Windows 10, version 1809 will see a message stating that this version of iCloud for Windows isn't supported, and the installation will fail.”

October 2018 Update

Apple and Microsoft worked together to solve the problem and seem to have found a solution. With the announcement, Microsoft is closing another chapter on Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

Microsoft initially launched the platform on October 2 alongside new Surface devices. However, version 1809 was quickly put on ice as the manual update was deleting personal user files. Before being paused, the update was reaching millions of users.

After being pulled, users were affected by a ZIP extraction fault, a file association problem, and an activation downgrade flaw. After re-introducing Windows 10 October 2018 Update in November, Microsoft has taken a cautious approach.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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