Microsoft has recently blocked Windows 10 version 1809, better known as the October 2018 Update, for Apple users running iCloud for Windows on their computers.
So severe is this iCloud compatibility issue that it has triggered full update block for these users.
As noted, the compatibility issue in its software is causing certain problems like failed installations, with users experiencing problems when trying to update or sync Shared Albums in this particular version of Windows 10.
The company blocked the update for users running iCloud for Windows version 126.96.36.199, with this bug particularly affecting Windows users that installed the security update that Apple released on October 8.
Any user that attempts to install the abovementioned iCloud release are provided with a warning that the installation would fail.
This is how Microsoft explains this:
“To ensure a seamless experience, Microsoft is blocking devices with iCloud for Windows (version 188.8.131.52) software installed from being offered Window 10, version 1809 until this issue has been resolved.”
Since this is a critical issue that needs to be fully fixed, the company also advises against installing Windows 10 version 1809 using other download channels:
“We recommend that you do not attempt to manually update using the Update Now button or the Media Creation Tool from the Microsoft software download website until this issue is resolved.”
Apple is working with Microsoft on the fix that would make iCloud fully compatible with this newest refresh of Windows 10, but we have neither an ETA for its release nor a workaround currently available to bypass this problem.
The software titan does say that an upcoming release would resolve the issue.