Microsoft’s recently released iCloud app for Windows, which aims to connect iCloud to the Photos app on your computer, has a bug that could send photos to the wrong users.
Many users have reported on the MacRumors forums that when they tried to upload their iCloud data to a Windows device, they were receiving someone else’s photos and sending their own photos as well. Some users have reported experiencing a black screen with only scan lines playing videos. After Microsoft unveiled the feature last Wednesday, users began sharing concerns with the app on November 17.
The iCloud app for Windows lets users integrate all their content from multiple sources, including phones, cameras, and different cloud storage options like iCloud Photos and OneDrive. However, the most important marketing link is Apple’s iCloud storage. iCloud photos should be labeled in their own folder for easy identification. But the app creates only one gallery for images and videos coming in Windows 11.
Another unique feature of this app is that it is available on the Microsoft App Store, where many branded apps are available in manual download version.
Forum user McCrummores said he was able to test the error on three different computers, two Windows 11 Pros and one Windows 10 Pro, all of which gave the same result and sent him images that weren’t his. Images have been sent to someone else. The user added that he tested the bug on multiple Apple devices, including the iPad, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max, and the main culprit appears to be his iPhone 14 Pro Max, which is HDR and HEVC enabled. . He stated that he has contacted Apple about this issue, but has not received a response.
Other forum users have commented on their experience of using the app and receiving images that are not theirs, including children and other random items. Many users have discussed Apple’s security implications; It is not known if Microsoft is aware of the problem.