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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Why is the update not downloaded automatically?

My Mac tells me since a few days that the Catalina update is available. The "advanced update" settings say: But yet: I would have hoped/assumed that having that "Download" item checked ... would ...
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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 ...
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How do I disable/restrict apps from updating automatically (Chrome iOS)?

I'm having an issue where an older version of Chrome iOS 43 is being updated to do Chrome iOS 50. I think iOS is doing this automatically in the middle of the night. I hadn't touch the iPhone 6 since ...
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Mac App Store: we could not complete your update the server gave an error during download: 403 Forbidden

I wish to update Xcode with Mac App Store and receive this error we could not complete your update the server gave an error during download: 403 Forbidden I am logged in with my AppleID. Other ...
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How to disable sparkle.framework updates for specific app?

I need to disable auto updates for one of the apps installed in my Mac (OS X 10.11.4). The developer keeps releasing new versions but I want to stay at a specific version that works just as I need. ...
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iPhone has stopped updating apps automatically

I have to open the App Store and tap Update to keep all of the apps up to date. There is always a big list of apps waiting to be updated, which takes quite a while to complete. This issue seems to ...
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Google Chrome: Error 11 after setting Automatic Updates

Yo, got the following issue: Google Chrome is running on OS X El Capitan. After I set "Automatic Updates for all Users" to true at the "About" page in Google Chrome and entered my credentials (this ...
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Yosemite update deleted user files - but no old user folder in the system

I am wondering, after the OS was updated, a user created the same user account with same name and same full name. So there is no old folder with same name. However, the ID number is 501. Is there ...
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Prevent & disable iPhone iOS 9.2 from forced/ pushed 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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How does software updates work in OS X?

I just switched from Linux to OS X and I am still getting used to it. I know I'll need to use Homebrew, as I rely on many CLI tools. Also, I just read about Cask, what make me wonder about one thing. ...
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Automatic Software Update reboots are almost always canceled

Apple's Automatic Software Updates require a reboot from time to time which is scheduled when the computer is not in use. In my case these reboots almost always fail because some non-Apple program ...
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Upgrade to iOS 9 Final from Public Beta?

I've been trying out iOS 9 Public Betas on my iPad and I'm pretty happy with it, but yesterday I got a prompt to update to v9.1 beta... Which is probably a bit too tender for my tastes :-) Anyhow I ...
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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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What is this 'Autoupdate' app that keeps popping up in the dock?

I've recently seen this app show up in the dock a couple of times. Any idea what it is? I'm slightly concerned as it doesn't look very official and I fear it could be malicious:
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Disabling app updates

I have iOS 8.2 running on my iPod Touch (7); and since I downloaded iOS 8, all of my apps update automatically. I personally don't like that at all, I want to see what updates are available and what ...
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Apple Updater (Windows) Won't Download Updates?

I have an update for iTunes and iCloud yet neither will download. It downloads less than a megabyte but hangs up. My internet connection is fine and very fast. What is going on? Note: I am on Windows ...
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On iOS, do “Automatic Downloads” (incl. Music, Apps, Books, Updates) download on public or slow WiFi networks?

If I have "Automatic Downloads" enabled for some or all of the categories (Music, Apps, Books, Updates), then these items will download when available, while I'm connected to my home's WiFi network. ...
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Automatically update apps in iTunes

Since iOS7 installed applications on iPhone and iPad are automatically updated. Is there any way to also automatically update the applications in the iTunes library (either direct or indirect via an ...
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Update apps with home-brew (youtube-dl)

Mainly i want to update youtube-dl on my mac. I have used Linux so for that updating any app is very simple: apt-get update youtube-dl. But how to do it on Mac using home-brew. Is there any kind of ...
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Google chrome disable autoupdate

How to disable autoupdate on Mac OS X without removing any files or changing permissions?
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Disable “Updates Ready to Install” [duplicate]

Apps from OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) have started to ask me to restart when there are updates ready to install. Is it possible to completely disable this notification? Screenshot of notification:
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Is there a way to turn off LibreOfficeUpdate via terminal?

Good morning everyone. I administrate few MacBook laptops (in remote locations). We control the versions of software that we allow users to use for compatibility issues. But end users nag as to ...
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Problem with updating apps in iPad 3 with iOS 7.1

I have an iPad 3 with iOS 7.1. From April, 2014 I am having this strange problem. My iPad Apps won't update both manually and automatically. Every time I have to "Reset all settings" in the iPad and ...