An application developed by Apple to automatically install the latest version of Apple software on Apple computers.

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iMovie update stuck with phantom app

when I updated iMovie back on July 7, I had an error where it kept continuously saying that I had an update, but what it kept doing was installing the same update over and over. At one point I had two ...
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Upgrade Mac OS X from 10.8.5 to 10.10.5

How do I upgrade my Mac OS X from 10.8.5 to 10.10.5? I obviously can't use a 10.9 or a 10.10 Combo Updater.
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GarageBand does not update on App Store

I have some apps to be updated in the App Store. But, when I try to update GarageBand to version 6.0.5, the following error is generated: I am using a MacBookPro late 2011, with El Capitan OSX. All ...
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mavericks 10.9.5 downloaded but not installing

I recently updated mavericks 10.9.5 from 10.9, it shows on Update Installed in last 30 days, but when I see About my mac info it is still showing 10.9 Again going to app store and clicking ...
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How to install a previously downloaded IPSW file on iPhone directly without iTunes?

I've downloaded the correct IPSW file for the iPhone 4 using BitTorrent. iPhone3,1_7.0_11A465_Restore.ipsw I cannot use the Apple servers because the connection keeps dropping and the download does ...
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OSX 10.11.3 keeps crashing when logging in

When logging in on my MBP (from stand by) it crashes in the middle of typing the password, and goes back to the user selection screen. When click on my user icon, and then typing in the password ...
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Prevent & disable iPhone iOS 9.2 from auto downloading updates?

Prevent & disable iPhone iOS 9.2 from auto downloading updates? iPhone 5 iOS 9.2 - Today morning found it had auto downloaded 9.2.1 update - Around 200-400 MB. I have a data cap with ISP so ...
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Wi-Fi drops since 10.10.3

Since I did this OS update my Wi-Fi will not stay on all the time, it has trouble (dropping). Also, once I turn on my laptop it will search for Wi-Fi for a while and in turn sometime never find the ...
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Why can't I update my imovie?

I can't update my iMovie - it always says "These apps cannot be accepted by your Apple ID" anyone knows why?
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How to delete an app stuck in update mode?

Several months ago the Groupon app had an update which I selected, but it never completed the update. It always shows up on the update list and when you tap it, it shows "Updating". The progress bar ...
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Can I upgrade from iOS 6.0.1 to iOS 8.1.1 directly?

I have an iPad 2 (Wi-Fi) which I want to update iOS 8, so I downloaded iOS 8.1.1 for iPad 2 Wi-Fi's IPSW. I updated with iTunes on my PC but it says that it cannot update my iPad! I want to install ...
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How to remove deleted app from OS X update list?

I'm using a Macbook pro mid 2010. I have an deleted app always showing in my update list and it's very annoying. This problem has occurred sine Mountain lion. But it becomes quiet eye-catching after I ...
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Downloading Xcode Purchase page to try again error

The problem first started while trying to update Xcode, it gets about three quarter through the update and then displays the error 'purchase page to try again'. I updated from Yosemite to El Capitan ...
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Keychain won't let copy passwords after 10.11.1 update

After the 10.11.1 update, I can not get access to some of encrypted data stored in my keychains with Keychain Access.app. Most notably, I can not see or copy passwords stored. Normally, to do so, ...
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How to fix the error "iPhone could not be update an unknown error occurred (-1)?

I want to update my iPhone 4s to iOS 9.2.1 and while updating it goes fine around 60% and after that, an error occurs: "iPhone could not updated an unknown error occurred (-1)". How can I save this, ...
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After an OS update, should you remain logged in?

My recollection of past behavior of OS X updates is the following: Update downloaded from within App Store. System reboots. System installation (gray background, apple symbol, est. time to ...
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Software update hangs on OS X Snow Leopard - how can I fix it?

Whenever I try to do a software update on OS X Snow Leopard, it gets to the point where it says it needs to restart, goes to the spacey background, and then sits there indefinitely. I've tried ...
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Reinstall Thunderbolt Firmware on a 27" iMac Late-2012

I have a consistent issue with the "Thunderbolt Firmware Update 1.2" showing up endlessly in the App Store, but more importantly, after installing it earlier today, my Thunderbolt ports no longer ...
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Thunderbolt display firmware update 1.2 keeps reappearing, but is not compatible

I've got a problem with the Thunderbolt display firmware 1.2. My screen is not compatible, because it was purchased in 2012 and the update can not be performed. However, the update keeps reappearing ...
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Unable to update through App Store (OS X)

I've been unable to update any of my Apple applications through the App Store. Other applications update just fine. I noticed this when I tried to update Xcode yesterday. Upon clicking the update ...
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Why iTunes updates get released so fast and why everytime the entire iTunes has to be updated instead of patched?

I use iTunes on my Mac (OS X 10.6) but I wonder what's up with it's update. I really want know Why iTunes updates get released so fast and why everytime the entire iTunes has to be updated instead of ...
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Command line developer tools missing after OSX update

I have noticed that every time I do Mac OSX update the Command line developer tools is getting lost. I had to install it again after each OSX update. Is there a way to prevent this? Or Is there a way ...
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I have an iPhone 6S [duplicate]

Hello I have been searching for ways to update my apps & download without having to use a credit card which I don't have and I don't have the "none or Paypal" option in the payment section and I ...
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iMac - Can't install a Supplemental Update (10.8.5)

Just the other day, I had an iMac issue resolved by a AskDifferent member, but part of the solution pushed me to go from 10.8.4 to 10.8.5. I am locked to 10.8, due to applications I use that are ...
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iPhone and iPad recovery stops with error 14

yesterday I wanted to update both my iPad and iPhone to iOS 8.0. I usually do this wireless via the phone settings, but yesterday I chose to update from iTunes. So I connected my iPhone 5 to my PC, ...
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iOS Software Update over cellular data

How can I software update over cellular data? I've got enough data on my SIM but when go to update my iPad to iOS 8, it requires Wi-Fi. I do not have a router.
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Lost calendar events

How can I retrieve old calendar events? I have All selected under calendar sync under settings. But still the only past 6 months stay in calendar. I want them to stay forever. I like to find old ...
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Stuck on Connect to iTunes boot logo and can't connect to iTunes

My phone was/is jailbroken, and now I tried to update it from 8.4 to 9.0.2 to try and remove the jailbreak without restoring my phone. Then iTunes said there was an error. It did not say any code. Now ...
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iPad 4 goes into recovery mode every time I update

I have an iPad 4. Whenever I update the software OTA, it seems to go somewhat through the update process and at some point displays this screen that means "Connect to iTunes" (I think it's the ...
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Please help me with iPhone updating problems I've been having [duplicate]

My iPhone 4 is at iOS 7. I try to update it but it says the phone is up to date. How do I change that? I want the newest iOS version.
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iphone thinks it's up to date when it's not

I have iOS 9.0.1 and today i want to update to 9.0.2 but my iPhone 6 thinks it's up to date. I was using all of the betas without any problem since iOS 9 beta 1 then i updated to GM version. I really ...
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El Capitan update 10.11.1 stuck at installing update in app store

When installing the update for El capitan it got stuck at installing in app store. It has said "Installing - less then a minute" in several hours. Can I somehow restart or redo the install/update?
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Apps stuck in pending update status?

I used my MacBook Pro and iTunes to download updates for my mobile apps. I then sync'd and the apps were updated. I verified they were updated through the device's Settings app. However, when I visit ...
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Can't complete OS X 10.10.5 software update in App Store

I'm trying to update my iMac to OS X 10.10.5, but there seems to be an error when updating. When I press the update button a message appears to download and restart. When I press it the update starts ...
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How to upgrade an iPad to iOS 8 from iOS 7? [duplicate]

I have an iPad running iOs 7.x I want to install an app which requires iOs 8.0 or newer. But for compatibility reasons I can't install iOs 9.x yet, as it may break some existing app. Is there a way ...
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Can softwareupdate be used to automatically download (but not install) on the terminal?

Could the Terminal command softwareupdate be used to download (but not install) any MacAppStore updates, say with a scheduled Calendar running an Automator/AppleScript script?
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Update my jailbroken iPhone 4 iOS 4.2.1 to iOS 7.1.2

I'm new to this but I had my phone jailbroken years ago and they told me I had to stay under Apple's radar so I never tried to get it updated. Now I can barely use any of my apps, for instance I can't ...
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iOS App Store will not update apps unless the Update button is pressed many times

This happens on Wifi and Cellular with iOS 9.1 on an iPhone 6. Clicking the update button results in the App Store somewhat ignoring the action where it seems to try updating for about 0.1 seconds ...
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iPad 2 asks to connect to iTunes while iTunes asks for passcode on iPad

SCENARIO: I have an old iPad 2 (I think) model A1396 from a relative reclaiming an iTunes update. iPad screen is telling device is deactivated and should be connected to iTunes. WHAT I'VE TRIED ...
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How much free space do I need to install Mavericks 10.9.4?

I have downloaded OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 which is 283 MB, and I have free space of 168 GB and I am getting an error as shown:
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Can you tell if updates came from OS X caching server?

If I run software update on a Mavericks Mac it will find a caching server automagically if there are any running locally rather than using the CDN Apple hosts on the internet. I'm not so much ...
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Can't update from El Capitan public beta

I took part in the public beta of El Capitan but now that the official version has been released I can't get it to update. If I go to Updates in the App Store I get "No Updates Available" and if I try ...
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Where are iOS updates in El Capitan located on Mac

Someone posted this question before giving the following location as the directory ~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates I am downloading the latest version right now and it is NOT in this ...
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Is there a way to turn off iOS 9 update reminders?

The answers to this question imply that the reminders do not recur... but that's for versions prior to iOS 9. Much like with newer versions of OSX, iOS 9 will remind you every other day or so to ...
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How to download any iOS manually?

I'm still stuck on iOS 7 because iTunes and the blessed updaters don't work. iTunes will start the download, but always drops the connection before finishing. It appears to be incapable of resuming ...
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How do I stop an automatic download of software updates on my iPad?

I live in an area where I have very few options for internet access and I basically have a cell phone data plan for my phones, computers and tablets. I have to be very careful about staying within my ...
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Xcode update would not work, and now won't leave the App Store update queue

Hello I am trying to remove this update. It was not working and I ended up downloading the Xcode update directly from apple.developer, it gave me no problem. This has been my spring cleaning project ...
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Update my IPod help

I have iOS 6.1.6 on my iPod touch gen 4 and I want to upgrade it to iOS 8 at the least, can anyone help me? I've checked it but it says it's up to date.
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Apps don't update from App Store

I'm using a Mac Book Pro. In the app store, I click Update and it downloads for half an hour and then it starts installing and halfway through everything just stops on it's work. I've waiting an hour ...
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Unable to update any Apps

I am unable to update any of my apps on my iPad Air and can not add a new app. When I try to update I get a spinning circle. There has been no error notice. Any idea what the problem is?