Apple’s iCloud for Windows program appears to be having serious problems for some users, with complaints popping up in several online forums about videos and photos being corrupted by strangers in their photo libraries.
MacRamers has noticed some complaints from customers who were facing complications with the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro models. Videos recorded on iPhone and then synced to iCloud for Windows turn black with scan lines, making the videos unwatchable.
What’s even more disturbing is that some users are seeing strange photos and videos that don’t belong to them appearing in their libraries when they try to view these corrupted videos.
iCloud for Windows corrupts iPhone Pro videos
In details, iCloud for Windows spoils the video clips recorded by iPhone 14 pro max which results in black videos with scan lines.
In rare cases, it inserts still images into videos from unknown sources and possibly other iCloud accounts, showing some users photos of other people’s families they hadn’t seen or known before, football games and other random photos, which These users have raised concerns and expressed their concerns while using iCloud.
Deleting the iCloud app for Windows doesn’t seem to fix the problem, as it could be server-side.
Many people have reported this to Apple, so the company may be aware of the problem.
Windows 11 and Windows 10 appear to be affected and this may only affect devices with certain settings like HDR and HEVC enabled.