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

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iOS 9 Update Failed in iPhone & iPad

"Software update failed. An error occurred downloading iOS 9" - weird message after clicking 'Download and install'. Restarting devices didn't help. What's the problem?
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How to upgrade to OS X El Capitan?

My question would be how to update to OS X El Capitan (the release-version on September 30th) in a "safe" way. Of course I'll make a backup of my whole machine, but I'm particularly concerned, as I've ...
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How to Stop Showing OS X Beta Software Updates in iOS

I would like to stop installing beta versions on my iPhone. Without rolling back to an old version (as described by Apple) but something similar to http://osxdaily.com/2014/12/05/stop-os-x-beta-...
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app disappeared during update and can't select Open button in purchased list

Was updating mine craft, during update app disappeared from iPad. Tried to retrieve from App Store. Doesn't allow me to Open (greyed out). Need it urgently for school assignment! App on dads phone ...
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Updating OS on protected machine

I work offsite and for a large company and need my OS updated. The tech support has been outsourced and it's impossible to get anything done if you work offsite. Whenever I try and update OS through ...
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Does plugging iPhone into iTunes automatically update iOS?

If I plug an iPhone that's running an old version of iOS into a computer with iTunes, will iOS on the iPhone automatically update when the phone is plugged in?
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OS X failed system update

I'm on OS X 10.10.4, MacBook Pro retina and it alerts me that my 10.10.5 update is ready to install. However, I'm on a very slow internet up to now and according to my router log I did not download ...
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Can you update in safe mode?

I am running Mac 10.6.2 and I want to update to 10.6.8. I have downloaded the update dmg already but want to install in safe boot and not normal. I am aware that many kexts are not loaded except from ...
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Backup and Restore Single App After Upgrade

When I update iOS over the air, the process seems to include all apps being automatically updated. However, I have one single app from the App Store (Overdrive) that I would like to keep stable and ...
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Why are my applications crashing after the update to 10.10.5?

I have a late 2012 Mac mini, 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5, running OS X Yosemite version 10.10.5 (14F27). Recently, just after the delta update to 10.10.5, two of my apps, uTorrent and All2MP3 have started ...
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Apple CDN direct download links

last time a new update for El Capitan was available, my MacBook always got stuck in the middle of downloading the new update through the AppStore. So I tried to google my problem and found a ...
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How do I change my Mac software update server back to the default

It appears that my software update server was changed to a custom one; when I try to update now, it says that the update server no longer exists. I want to change it back to the standard Apple one but ...
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Skip OSX Beta Update

From reading some comments, it looks like OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" Beta 3 breaks some aspects of Java that work in Beta 2. Is there a way to skip Beta 3, but still be notified when Beta 4 comes out, i....
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How do I update iMovie to the latest version

I purchased my MacBook Pro in October 2014. It's running OS X 10.10.4 "Yosemite". Can I update iMovie to the latest version at no charge?
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Update my iPad 2 to iOS 7 in 2015

My iPad 2 is running iOS 6.1.3, but now I want to update to iOS 7. In Settings → General → Software Update, I can only can update to iOS 8.4. iOS 8 destroys your iPad. How can I update my iPad to iOS ...
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Restoring from IPSW. Unable to connect to gs.apple.com (error 3014)

I had been running jailbroken ios7 on my iPad for a long time. Last month I decided to update to 8.4 Downloading the update from itunes failed a few times so I grabbed the file from apple servers ...
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AppStore won't install OS X 10.10.5 update

I am trying to install the 10.10.5 update. It seems impossible. Every time I click "update" in the AppStore and confirm the reboot, a dialog pops up: The available updates have changed. When I click "...
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Spotlight disappeared when I updated

Last night my computer said that it needed an update, so I ran it. This AM the spotlight icon is gone! How do I get it back? Thank you! EDIT: I'm told that the question was unclear. I mean that the ...
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How to completely remove iMovie and avoid updates

For the past few days OS X is showing me updates for iMovie and it started downloading it. I changed my mind about iMovie and so deleted the application. But still it is trying to update iMovie and ...
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Update iMovie in OS X 10.6.8

My iMac is running OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). I still have iMovie 7.1.4. How do I update it? And which version of iMovie is it compatible with OS X 10.6.8?
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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?
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If I update my iOS, will it require to log in the Apple ID when I turn it on again after updating? [duplicate]

I bought my iPhone 5 from someone where I'm not sure whether he is the first owner. Now, I want to update my iOS to 8.4 but I'm not sure if the Apple ID of the first owner will be required to log in ...
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Updating Apps to discover an unrecognized email linked to my account

Three of my current apps on my iPhone 6 require updates (What's App, Instagram and Skype). When I attempt to update them, an email address that I do not recognize comes up as linked to those ...
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Has anyone updated their bootcamp win7 to win10?

As the title states has anyone successfully updated their bootcamp install of windows from 7 to 10 with the windows update tool? Is it useable? Do the drivers work? Does it mess up the bootloader?
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iOS 8.4 does not update apps

I have an iPhone 5 with iOS 8.4 Never had an issue untile three days ago. I went to update some apps from the app store, and it just won't do it. The little circle keeps spinning without ever ...
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iTunes 12.2 blank tab, in the song section.

Just updated to iTunes 12.2 and noticed that there is a blank column I would like to delete: Is this possible to do? Thanks for the help.
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iTunes is not Updating on a Window's Vista Laptop; Says I need Windows 7

I have installed the update to my iPhone after backing it up however I have an old version of iTunes and it will not let me update it on my Windows Vista laptop (tells me I need Windows 7). If I set ...
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How long does it normally take for a 700MB update to install?

I've been waiting for a little over an hour for it to install. I am using a PowerMac G5 dual-core with leopard.
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Launch an older version of an application by default?

There are two sets of applications where I'm running into this issue: iWork, where I only have the new stuff installed because Software Update harasses you to install the new stuff if it detects you ...
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Prevent Automatic Installation of iOS Update

I know that iOS devices will automatically download the latest version of iOS when it's available. A message then appears, asking if the user wants to install the update later or now. I have 2 ...
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Should services be turned off prior to performing updates?

Let's say you want to upgrade your OS X server from Yosemite 10.10.1 to 10.10.2. Should you turn off OS X Server services prior to the upgrade? Should you also turn off when upgrading from Server.app ...
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How to update Java from 8 Update 31 to 8 Update 51 when install fails?

I'm trying to update Java on my Mac OSX Yosemite. In the Java Control Panel, it states: A critical Java security update is available. 8 Update 51 (57 MB) Your current version is Java 8 Update 31. ...
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Installing iOS 9 public beta (pb) 3 with iTunes

On OS X I run iTunes (12.2.1.16) I keep going from iOS 9 beta 3 back to iOS 8.4 due to finding glitches. Because of this I have to keep waiting for ~20mins for iOS 9pb1 to download. Is there a way to ...
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Apple software update was stuck at downloading now its stuck at cancelling

I got a notification to update the itunes v12.2.1.Initially had lots of download going on so the download was slow.Later after completing the windows downloads the itunes update is simpply stuck at ...
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Upgrade from 10.9.5 to 10.10.* without App Store

I can't open the App Store, and I can't open software update. I've tried all the troubleshooting advice I can find online, but none of it solved my problem, so I figured an OS update was overdue. I'm ...
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AppStore Checking for updates.. consuming massive amounts of memory

Is this normal? (softwareupdated is an apple helper checking for updates) I restarted my mac and it started again slowly climbing the numbers The AppStore is spinning trying to check for updates, ...
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Update iOS 5.1.1 on iPad 1 to at least iOS 6

I have read many post about updating an iPad 1 (iOS 5.1.1) to iOS 8 but all I need at the moment is to update my iPad 1 to at least iOS 6. Is there any way I can update it to iOS 6? No jail breaking ...
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Failed AppStore download

I have tried to download an update from the AppStore for Yosemite 10.10.4 and unfortunately it interrupted. Now I am in a situation where if I try the update again I get the following message: Some ...
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Updating from iOS 6 to 8

I currently have a 16 GB iPhone 5, with about 1.2 GB available storage. It's still on iOS 6 (I know, right?!) and I figured it's about time to update. Under software update, it says iOS 8.4 is 1.2 GB. ...
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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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Update to iTunes 12.2 via App store

I'm trying to update to iTunes 12.2 via App store however the app is hanging indefinitely whilst "searching for updates". This causes MacBook Pro to become unresponsive too
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Finder freezes after updating to OS X 10.10.4

The Finder is unresponsive after booting ever since I've updated to OS X 10.10.4. It takes a couple of minutes until it is ready. What can I do about it?
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What to do about “File X is not in either expected pre- or post-patch state for Y” errors in install.log?

For about six hours off and on my Mac has been pretty much unusable. "softwareupdated" seems to be the culprit. It goes nuts, maxes out a CPU and uses a huge amount of RAM (and then VM once that runs ...
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What is causing softwareupdated to use excessive resources and kill the responsiveness of my Mac?

Usually my Mac performs pretty comfortably but for the last hour or so it's been almost unusable. When I type it takes a few seconds to actually display what I've typed or just beachballs for a little ...
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Command Line Tools update description of changes

When Apple provides updates for OS X and other software it typically also describes the changes introduced in that version, as displayed in the App Store application's Updates tab or in a separate ...
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How to easily update Xcode from App Store when originally installed from developer site?

I need to update one of my machines to use the latest Xcode (it's my primary development machine so I've avoided updating it for a while, just in case of hiccups). I originally installed Xcode on ...
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Updated application keeps asking to be updated

It's been a long time since Boom app released an update: March 26, according to App Store. I was successful to update, as Boom states that I am in version 1.9.4, the March 26 release. But, despite ...
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reject code 8.1

8.1 Details Your app does not comply with the Guidelines for Using Apple's Trademarks and Copyrights. Specifically, your app icon contained a likeness of an iOS device. We’ve attached screenshot(s) ...
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Software Update Permissions error

This is a really weird one. Anytime I try to update any OSX items via System Update I get a bizarre permissions error. The screenshots tell the story... Here is my attempt to run the update: Here ...
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MacBook Air unable to receive updates

MacBook Air stopped receiving update alerts about 2 weeks ago. If I go to Software Updates on the Apple menu, it just opens a blank page. If I go through iTunes, I get a dozen messages about iTunes ...