Questions tagged [auto-update]

A feature of modern operating systems and software that allows uses to keep their systems updated to latest version automatically

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How to remove Microsoft Autoupdate from macOs m1?

I tried Microsoft Edge, but It installed "Microsoft Autoupdate" app. Its very annoying that Microsoft installs crap I didn't want on my machine. I tried to look for the Application but no ...
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Homebrew is not upgrading all packages

Installed hashcat with brew brew install hashcat it says 6.1.1 version is installed and it's the latest when v6.2.3 stable is already up. How to fix it?
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How to get informed about system update is available

I'm running mac book air with M1 chip. I have it more than one time that I get information about system update with security fix, reading heise-news. I have set everything at automatic-update. However,...
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Outlook's "Checking Update" Window randomly opening while browsing

Problem I was just browsing safari when I noticed this strange behavior: When I opened a new tab and copied some text into the search bar, actually two tabs opened (one empty) and the MS Office ...
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What is com.apple.MobileSoftwareUpdate.UpdateBrainService doing?

What is com.apple.MobileSoftwareUpdate.UpdateBrainService? I have it running and using a lot of CPU resources. (about 300% CPU core in top) I also found out it would mount a partition at /System/...
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How to disable MacOS X helper tool?

Every now and then some apps asks to auto update using the built in helper tool. I am so tired of it. They ask for privileged access. Is there a way where I can disable that for all apps? May ...
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iPad OTA pushed update

I have an iPad Pro (3rd generation 12.9) jailbroken with #unc0ver on 12.3.1 (I’ve had an issue saving blobs on this device.) I saw a pushed update for iPadOs to 14.3. Can I update to this since it's ...
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Remove Catalina update files form High Sierra

I downloaded the Catalina (or perhaps Big Sur) update on my High Sierra system, during the install, it told me a couple of apps won't run on the new OS (I have some 32 bit apps that won't be updated ...
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Same file reappears on Relocate Items after each macOS update

The following file keeps reappearing after each macOS update: /Users/Shared/Relocated\ Items/Configuration/private/etc/shells.system_default Ages ago I modified the file /etc/shells to add the latest ...
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How do I stop a macOS upgrade while it's already in progress?

I just rebooted my Mac to find it's now upgrading to Big Sur. I found out that if I hard power off the Mac, it will still work next time, but will begin the update process again. How can I stop the ...
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How to manually update?

Obviously I'm online and able to connect to apple.com and other websites. System Updates think I'm offline for some 2-trillion$ reason. Is there a way to trigger a manual update?
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Mac won't install updates

So the problem started around a month back when I was prompted if I'd like to restart my mac to install system updates. I proceeded with the restart and apple's logo along with a loader appeared. By ...
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Auto Update keeps turning itself back on

I'm running a Mac with Mojave and I don't want it to auto update. (Yes, I know I should let this go, but I have good reason not to.), anyway, It keeps turning itself back on randomly. I have shut off ...
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How common is it for iPhone users to NOT be running iOS 10+?

I'm building an app in which I want to use a module that works only for iPhones with iOS 10 and above. I know I can never assume that everyone is using a given version, but I just wanted some insight ...
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Mojave: Update installed but still indicated as not finished

The "software update" in the preferences says that my system is up-to-date "macOS Mojave 10.14.6", but in the Apple menu bar in the upper left it is still saying "1 update available". I wouldn't ...
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stop an open Terminal from blocking overnight macOS update

When macOS tells me an update is pending and I choose to do that overnight, I often still have a few Terminal windows open when I leave for the day. The next morning, macOS says that it politely ...
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Cannot update Mac OS. "There was an error in Software Update preferences." Mojave

I am running Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6 (18G103). I am getting notifications that mac os has a software update to be installed. However, when I open software updates in system preferences, I get the error ...
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iMovie Auto update

I bought my Apple IPad in 2017. How can I update the iMovie software in my iPad so that I get additional features like reducing background noise, equaliser etc.
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How do I permanently turn off updates?

Every night my MacBook turns off and updates. I've switched off every System Preference I can find but still, if I go to sleep and come back, it's either trying to restart on account of the Software ...
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iPhone XR stuck on update

Apple iPhone XR gets stuck on update. Usual reset (quickly press and release Volume Up, quickly press and release Volume Down, press and hold side button) doesn't help. I found this issue on apple ...
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How do I trigger Appstore check for app updates manually?

I'm using a firewall and by default, everything, including checking for updates is blocked. In some situations, I'd like to disable the firewall and trigger such checks manually. How do I do that?
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2012 iMac boots to prohibited sign after it attempted over night self update? HDD now cannot be mounted?

My friend's 2012 iMac attempted to self update over night and it resulted in the prohibited sign on a gray screen this morning and so, the iMac does not boot anymore! Here are all the things I've ...
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Disable update for one app on iOS

How to make one app never update? It's the old Ingress version. New is very bad, even if has some better management things that previous needed, but it's strangely weird.
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How is iOS updating all my apps without permission?

iPad is at iOS 12.3, iPad is WiFi only. iPhone is at iOS 12.4. Both have got automatic download and updates turned OFF in settings → iTunes and AppStore. Yet in the last weeks both devices, without ...
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Download update before asking for restart

Every now and then my Mac informs that there is an Update that needs a restart to install. Once I click on Details, there is a Button to install the update and restart. But once I click that one, ...
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How to block updates to Mac OS X Catalina?

Mac OS X Catalina will be released in a few days, so how can I block updates to that OS so it doesn't get downloaded and, ideally, I don't even get prompts to upgrade. I have 32-bit software I intend ...
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Automatically download software update over a specific network

I want my mac to automatically download updates for me only if I am connected to a specific WiFi network. Is this possible with a script? If so, how?
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How to stop MS AutoUpdate prompt

So far as I know, I don't have any Microsoft applications on my MacBook Air. I had installed Microsoft Teams in the past, which I later uninstalled by dragging the app to the trash (after I first saw ...
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Stop iOS auto-downloading updates

On my iPhone, the Software Update section in Settings used to have a "Download Update" button. With iOS 11 it is replaced by an "Install update button", which means its downloading updates ...
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Unable to open Firefox and Xcode since my last update

I'm using OS X El Captain 10.11.6. It worked well until 14 Dec 2018. Indeed, I could use Firefox and Xcode (the main softwares I use) without any troubles. But, since 14 Dec 2018, after rebooting, I ...
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Where does Firefox (Quantum) download updates prior to restart, and what should I delete to prevent a current update to occur after a restart?

Where does Firefox Quantum download updates prior to restart, and what should I delete to prevent a current update to occur after a restart? I want to manually update Firefox every time, but this time ...
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Is it possible to block macOS Mojave installation?

I manage a small company apple computer park and I don't want my users to update to macOS Mojave since one software package we use everyday is not yet compatible. Is there a way to block the OS ...
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How can I make application update sleamless by avoiding the administrator password prompts?

I like to keep my applications updated but I find the update prompts intrusive and really annoying as they fail to happen during the night time due to priviledge escalation prompts which are blocking. ...
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How to update iOS by using Profile Manager as mobile device management (MDM) service?

I cannot find a way to remotely update iOS version for iPads by using Profile Manager as mobile device management (MDM) service. All devices are enrolled in Apple's DEP program. I can choose Install ...
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Update to Firefox requires administrator privilege

I have a Firefox update ready to install: 60.0.2. The message says, "This update requires administrator privileges". I'm new to Mac and am used to Firefox just automatically updating itself on Windows ...
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How can I completely disable SW updates on iPhone?

As a QA engineer I have to maintain a bunch of iPhones to run my tests on them. I have to test on many OS versions, also the very old ones. The problem is that every once in a while someone(*) (from ...
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Restart. Some updates. Mac does not start anymore. Logs attached. How to fix it?

Apr 19 21:50:04 MacBook-Pro ReportCrash[553]: Process: macOS Installer [549] Apr 19 21:50:04 MacBook-Pro ReportCrash[553]: Path: /System/Installation/CDIS/macOS ...
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How to disable automatic High Sierra download?

I'm happy with my Sierra (10.12.6), but the macOS downloads High Sierra in the background automatically and it takes over 5 GBs of my SSD. Every time I delete High Sierra image from Applications it ...
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Stop latest upgrade from installing

I downloaded by accident the latest update by Apple, currently running 10.13.1. I can't upgrade to 10.13.2 due to a problem with the GPU which makes it impossible to boot up. Right now it's ...
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How to install an old version of Opera?

I've recently upgraded my MacBook Pro from 10.8.5 to 10.10.5 and a) I want to install an older version of Opera (version 40) b) I want to eliminate the auto update issue. Issues: I tried ...
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Stop Opera from auto updating

Since yesterday, I'm having a problem with auto update from Opera. Until yesterday I had no problem. I'm in OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5, and the last supported version is Opera 37.0.2178.54. Now it ...
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iPhone automatic updates is a puzzle

I'm trying to understand the automatic download on iPhone. On Apple's documentation it specifically states: My setting is set to download apps automatically: However, I have tons of apps waiting ...
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VLC update download gives an error "while extracting the archive"

On a Mac Sierra, the VLC embedded update feature seems to work fine at first Downloading update ... 42.1MB and the download completes. However, just after, VLC gives an error Update Error! An error ...
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macOS update closed all my applications?

At exactly 4 a.m., macOS gave a popup saying, “Update Available,” then abruptly closed all my applications. I don’t remember receiving any earlier popups or warnings about updates being available. Is ...
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Vulnerability and patch management on macOS - what works?

I am trying to design a plan for patching Mac endpoints at my company. Are there any readily available tools which I could leverage for continuous security patch/update management for 3rd party apps ...
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How can I pause an automated Mac app store update in macOS Sierra?

I note the question How can I pause the download on Mac App Store and then resume it later? saying that downloads can be paused in Launchpad. However, my Mac (macOS 10.12.1) has started to download an ...
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How to stop iOS app from updating without permission

More than once, I've unlocked my iPad to see an app and a folder immediately show the updating symbol. I don't know which app in the folder is updating, but the one not in the folder is Memrise. I ...
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How can I find out what the App Store is automatically downloading?

I can see via Activity Monitor that storedownloadd is receiving a lot of packets and responsible for my ~1mb download. When opening the App Store, I can see only one update (Xcode 8). Can I deduce ...
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What launches an ancient "Update Helper" and how do I confirm it's not a trojan?

Once in a while a program nags me out of the blue to update. I seldom yield since I always suspect a trojan. For example today I get a persistent: I launch Activity Monitor and sure enough, there is ...
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How do I disable the Java updater on OS X? [duplicate]

I've disabled automatic checking for Java updates the Java Control Panel, but my changes are always ignored, as I can confirm by checking the control panel after making and saving my changes: How do ...