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Questions tagged [mac-appstore]

The Mac App Store is a digital distribution platform for OS X applications developed by Apple.

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How would I force Mac App Store to save my password indefinitely, rather than for 15 minutes?

I'd like to either force App Store to save my password, or have it automatically entered (just for the Mac App Store password prompt) when it asks for my password. I want this because "require after ...
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How to change the time for News.app notifications on Mac?

Though News app is not available in India, the widget is and I managed to use it with the help of this question. For better working, I went to settings in the App Store and tried changing my country ...
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No option on App Store to update High Sierra to Mojave

Well, I have MacBook Air (early 2014) with High Sierra 10.13.6 OS and there is no option in AppStore to update to Mojave. I tried downloading directly from App Store and it stoped after every 500-800 ...
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How can one fix a Mac OS App Store that stops updating?

I've been occasionally (but annoyingly) noticing a situation with Mojave (I've never seen it in OS versions before Mojave) where I know that an app purchased through the AppStore has an update ...
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macOS High Sierra (10.13.6) Cannot Install Updates

I'm having difficulty installing the latest update on my Mac Mini from 2011 (macmini5,3). The current pending update is "Security Update 2019-003-10.13.6." When I attempt to install the update: It ...
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Is there an easy way to remove some of the built-in apps on macOS Mojave? [duplicate]

In the past I was able to do sudo rm -rf /Applications/<app name>. The following resources indicate that this will no longer work without dealing with System Integration Protection (SIP): How ...
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Setting Mac App Store country to home country when abroad

I'm stuck trying to use the Mac App Store on my Mac. I'm in Germany (abroad, my home country is UK) and it seems my Mac has picked this up in some way and won't let me download Xcode, as it says I can'...
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How to upgrade to latest macOS with a clean install?

I have found several guides on how to put the installer on external media using this command: sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/...
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BBEdit asks for Apple ID password on every launch

When BBEdit came out on the App Store, I removed the app bundle that I downloaded from the website, and installed via Mac App Store. Now every time I launch the app, it asks for my Apple ID password. ...
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App Store won't install free app

My wife and I arrived in Spain but we're still on the US store. We installed WhatsApp on her iPhone 6 and used it a lot with our workgroup. When the iPhone 6 was damaged, we bought an iPhone 7 and ...
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Problem updating/uninstalling Xcode

So I tried updating Xcode but after the update I still got the same version of it (so there was an update still available). I decided to uninstall it by throwing the app in the trash. The update ...
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How can I completely uninstall Xcode in macOS Mojave 10.14?

After upgrading to macOS Mojave 10.14, Xcode was no longer updating correctly and my build process was reporting that stdlib.h was missing. Thus, I attempted to uninstall it so I could reinstall it ...
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How to solve a catch 22 situation trying to upgrade an old 2009 mac mini to El Capitan with an AppleID created in 2019?

I had the chance to have in my hands an old mac mini from 2009. I turned it on, it works perfectly. Currently it runs Mac OS X 10.6.8. Now, I would like to try to upgrade it to a slightly newer ...
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App Store: “To update this app, you need to accept it on the Account page”

I'm trying to update Keynote in the Mac App Store and I get this message: Unable to update “Keynote” To update this app, you need to accept it on the Account page in the App Store. I get the ...
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Lost between two macOS versions after failed upgrade to macOS Mojave

I have no experience whatsoever with macOS (Linux user). I got an old mid 2012 13" MacBook Pro, which was running OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5. I tried to upgrade it to macOS Mojave, by launching Mac ...
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my App Store is broken for Mac High Sierra 10.13.5 please help [duplicate]

I will click featured or something else and it automatically redirects me to updates it is making me mad someone please help me out thanks I appreciate it
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my App Store is broken for Mac High Sierra 10.13.5

I will click featured or something else and it automatically redirects me to updates. What sequence of things can I try to unstick this or reset the application so I can browse the features and ...
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Running an installed app already paid for on an account not logged in

I have an app I paid for on another mac under my Apple ID. Can I log into a different mac with the same Apple ID and install it, then log out with the app still working?
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View login history in Macbook app store app

When I opened the app store app on Macbook Pro, it asked me to login in a pop-up box. The strange thing here was: The user ID field was disabled to edit and it had a pre-filled email address which is ...
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“Updates not installed” after updating all applications in app store

after 4 months I turned on my MacBook Air [2015] and first off all I tried install JDK 8 and Eclipse for developing python. after all things done, I notified by app store update notification so I ...
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After reinstall macOS 10.13.6, App store not work with updates

Simple. Opened App Store Updated software Stuck. Now my computer not restart. Now the only way to restart my computer is via terminal
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Appstore error 500 (com.apple.commerce.client)

I've just formatted my SSD and reinstalled MacOS Mojave 10.14.3 (18D109). So this is a clean install. The first thing I did was try to install Keynote, Pages and Numbers. The problem is: I cannot ...
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Can't complete sign in process to App Store

When I try to sign in with my Apple ID via the App Store, it seems it is not connecting. I tried to put a different password and it notified me that it was wrong, but with the correct one it only ...
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Can't install updates from macOS App Store

I'm on a new Mojave install and I can't install updates to Apple suite programs (Garageband, Pages, Numbers, Keynote and iMovie). I've updated macOS and Xcode command line tools successfully from the ...
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Mac Appstore (on Mojave) issues

When I type my email and password and then click the login button, after a few seconds I am returned to the login button and not logged in. Please help ASAP.
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Why don't I receive Logic Pro X update notifications in App Store?

I'm signed into App Store and have an installed version of Logic Pro X that I bought with the same Apple ID that I'm signed in with. I no longer receive update notifications via the App Store about ...
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Fixing a Mac unable to fetch software updates? Requests to https://swdist.apple.com/* seem to be failing HTTPS cert validation

I've discovered that my Mac can't fetch software updates because the requests to Apple server's are failing. I think it's something related to HTTPS cert validating or cert pinning. I was tipped off ...
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iTunes podcast connect

Has anyone successfully created a podcast on iTunes? I'm in Apple Hell : if I go to Podcast Connect, it lets me log in, then I choose "Podcast" as the type of content I want to create, and that takes ...
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Why can’t I redownload Minecraft when I deleted it

I paid for Minecraft on the App Store. I accidentally deleted it and now I can’t get it back. I signed into all 3 of my accounts but it always says minecraft costs money. How do I fix this?
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How do I get the 10.13.6 update to (reboot and) install?

I have macOS 10.13.4 on my Mac. In the App Store, it shows 10.13.6 as an available Software Update. When I click the "Update" button, I get the notification in the top-right corner of my screen: ...
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How do I update iMovie after changing App Store Apple ID and upgrading macOS?

I recently upgraded to Mojave from 10.9. The app store shows an old Apple id as the "owner" of iMovie and I cannot update my version of iMovie without a password I don't know. My old version of ...
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Where does Mojave download the Mojave installer?

Similar to this, I would like to understand where Mojave is downloading itself when I download it from the App store. The Application folder doesn't have anything like Install MacOs Mojave or ...
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How to make bootable El Capitan installer in Mojave? [duplicate]

One of my friends who don't have a fast Internet connection asked me if I could install El Capitan (which is the highest version of OS X that his iMac supports) and I said sure. Today I went to App ...
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Give away paid app on App Store for free [duplicate]

I will soon release my macOS and iOS apps on the respective App Store, but before I do this I need to make sure about a few things. Will App Store allow me to upload a paid app but still give me the ...
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Can't install Apple app updates on a new Mac mini

I just got a new Mac mini and I'm trying to update Apple apps as requested, e.g. Pages, Numbers etc. App store asks me to sign in to iCloud which is fine, then gives me 2 messages: Your request is ...
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Mac App Store: Downloads just don't start (Mojave)

I want to download apps in the Mac App Store and the apps won't start to download. As you can see in the pictures below, the spinner starts spinning but nothing gets downloaded, the download simply ...
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Can't sign into iCloud on my Mac and Mac App Store, but have no trouble signing in using browsers

My @icloud.com is used in various browsers and devices. I tried to install updates on Mac App Store but it prompted I have the wrong password. Then I used my phone to reset the password. After ...
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How to logout Apple ID in App Store since MacOS Mojave new look

Since the redesign of the App Store in MacOS Mojave, I can't find the correct place to log out current Apple ID account or switch it. Can anyone tell me how to do that?
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Unable to re-purchase an app after reporting and getting refunded by Apple

How do you buy an app on the Mac App Store that you purchased but asked for a refund from Apple? I purchased an app that I reported and got refunded for due to an issue, but the developer eventually ...
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How can I remove the Mojave download without installing it?

I accidentally clicked the upgrade message, thinking I was upgrading something else, which downloaded Mojave. I was then presented with a window to install Mojave. I don't want to install Mojave. ...
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How do I install macOS 10.11 El Capitan on a Mac mini (Late 2012)

I have an older Mac mini (mid 2011) which runs macOS 10.11, 10.12 and 10.13. It did not allow me to install macOS 10.14, so I had to order another (used) Mac mini (late 2012) that now runs macOS 10.13 ...
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Why can't I download apps on my MacBook Air?

I recently got a MacBook Air and every time I try to download an app from the Mac App Store, a message box appears saying: We could not complete your purchase. (null) can't be installed on "Macintosh ...
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Cannot update built-in apps on a brand new macbook

I received a brand new macbook pro a few days ago. I have logged in to the app store with my own Apple ID but I am unable to update the built-in applications: Pages, Numbers, Keynote etc. The error ...
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How to do a clean installation of a software in Mac

I bought a software as a dmg file. It came with a license which was expired on 31st October 2018 So, I bought a newer version of that of that software with a license for the next 12 months. When I ...
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macOS Mojave (10.14) - how to get a full installer without using the macOS Mojave Patcher Tool [duplicate]

I just want to install macOS Mojave (10.14) on one of my Macs without an internet connection. Therefore, I need an "offline" installer. With previous versions of macOS I used the createinstallmedia ...
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App download progress in redesigned Mac App Store (macOS Mojave)

I am using macOS Mojave which features a major redesign of the Mac App Store app. When installing app(s) from the new Mac App Store, how do I check the status of download(s) in progress? It is ...
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“Account Not In This Store” Error

I'm trying to subscribe to an app (downloaded from the MacOS App Store) and I keep getting the error Account Not In This Store Your account is not valid for use in the U.S. store. You must switch to ...
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Is there a default confidentiality url I can link to?

I am updating my app on the App Store and I now have to give a url for confidentiality agreement. Is there a default one I can link to, e.g a basic one that Apple would provide for small developers? ...
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iMovie 10.1.9 fresh download/update resets to 10.5 MB every time

Device Specs: MacBook Pro with Retina display, Early 2015 8 GB RAM, i5 processor I just recently upgraded to macOS Mojave with a clean installation through the recovery mode and started downloading ...
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MBP boots into recovery mode/Installation log showing error logs after restarting

Yesterday I updated something through the MacBook Appstore. I really do not know what I was updating exactly. I only know it was in the AppStore. It could've been an update from High Sierra to Mojave. ...