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

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Options to download Garage Band app for macOS unsupported in App Store?

Apple dropped support for my Mac Mini Late 2012 to upgrade to BigSur. With it I can't download GarageBand (I already have iMovie) software compatible with my macOS version Catalina. "We could ...
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App from app store taking too long to download, and it won't let me stop the download

Over 10 days ago I tried to download a game on my mac, within about an hour it read 2.65/2.65 GB downloaded, but it still is not finished downloading. I've went to my app store purchases and pressed ...
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Distribute discount coupons for our app on AppStore (sent via email)

As a developer (with Apple Developer program membership), is there a way to give discount coupons for an app sold on the AppStore? Example use case: some users who bought many of our apps in the past ...
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Unity: How can I run Unity builds created in High Sierra & Verify they run on Mojave without a Mojave computer?

I have Unity 2020.3.0f1 Mac apps that were created on end-of-life High Sierra computers. I recently purchased a Mac Mini M1 computer. The apps run on both computers. I have to execute a terminal ...
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Can I run old versions of (now incompatible) apps on MacBook Air?

A bunch of apps require an M1 chip when you try to download from the App Store. Specifically, I'm asking about Classplus. https://apps.apple.com/in/app/classplus/id1324522260 I'm pretty sure it's not ...
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How do I update macOS App Store apps to the latest compatible version?

I have rather belatedly (March 2021) updated my macBook to Mojave. Because I depend on Aperture and other 32-bit apps I can't update to Catalina. brew doctor tells me: Warning: Your Xcode (10.1) is ...
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Distribute an app directly to customers: MacOS vs. iOS

I have a Developer Program subscription ("Enrolling as an Individual", not as an Organization). With MacOS, it's possible to code-sign / notarize an app, and ship the .dmg / .pkg to ...
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Mac doesn't start updating or downloading apps

When ever I try to download or update any of my apps in the app store, nothing happens and it is just stuck at nothing. I have tried this with different apps but just gives the same out come. I have ...
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Downgraded MacOS to Mojave how do I tell the App Store to forget I ever installed things on Big Sur? [duplicate]

Of course when I say downgrade I just mean "wiped the drive entirely and installed Mojave from scratch" because it turns out that I had both software and hardware that just didn't work on ...
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Apple Store will not download apps [duplicate]

I cannot download apps from the app store. I am running Mojave and do not want to upgrade I have already tried to do the following: Sign in and out of my app store account Delete any app store cache ...
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Can I recover files lost in OneDrive Mac App Store update installation that had not been synchronized to web?

I am on 10.12.6. I know I should have had a backup. I have not used OneDrive locally for years, not launched the app etc, but I have a local OneDrive folder on my Mac where I stored things in the past ...
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Are iOS in-app purchases information not shared on M1 MacBook?

I installed Rosetta Stone app, which is a popular language learning iOS app, on M1 MacBook Air and tried restoring the contents, but it showed there is no items to restore. On iPhone and iPad, I can ...
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What exactly is happening when you install an app from the App Store when you already have the same app installed from the vendor?

I installed 1Password from the package provided at the vendor's website. I noticed today that the App Store has 1Password as well, and I went ahead and installed it from there too to see what happened....
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Update applied by hand, how to tell App Store app?

Net is slow at my home, really slow. It would have taken a week to get Xcode 12.4, so instead I got the package from Apple onto my laptop elsewhere, brought it home, transferred it over, and installed ...
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Can I provide Mac App Store in-app purchases in software distributed outside the App Store (e.g. via .dmg download)?

I develop Vidrio, a macOS app. I distribute this app on the Mac App Store and as a direct download of a .dmg file. I have two plans: a Free plan, and a Pro plan available as an in-app purchase on the ...
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Xcode stuck on installing

I just reset my 2018 MacBook Air and upgraded it to macOS Big Sur. One of the first things I did was install XCode through the App Store. It downloaded just fine, but got stuck on installing. I've ...
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Unable to open Anywhere option from Gatekeeper in order to open apps not from Mac App Store

I was following this guide to open a Mac app from an unidentified developer. So I open Terminal and enter the following code to get the Anywhere option sudo spctl --master-disable This leads to the ...
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Cannot install apps via macOS Big Sur App Store

Since upgrading to macOS Big Sur (11.1), my system has been slow and laggy. Many applications upon first action seems to require a 2-4 second load to become responsive - once they've recovered that ...
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Software updating programs builtin to macOS Big Sur

What software updating programs are builtin to macOS Big Sur? I already know about the following GUI applications: App Store Software Update (GUI for Software Update) I already know about the ...
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The other part of my Mac hard disk is full? [duplicate]

On my MacBook, I only have 250GB and out of this 250GB my MacBook is taking up 129GB in the other section. I looked everywhere to the best of my knowledge. Please note my home directories is only 45GB....
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MAC why the other part of my hard disk is completely full? [duplicate]

For my MAC laptop, I only have 250GB and out of this 250GB MAC is taking up 129GB in the other section. I looked everywhere to the best of my knowledge. Please note my home directories is only 45GB. ...
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Stuck in a Review Account loop

I just got my first iPhone and created my Apple ID. I tried to download some apps from the AppStore, but it keeps telling me this Apple ID has not been used yet, please review account to continue ...
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Mac desktop says “Unable to download App” but the App is downloaded on the iOS device?

My desktop is now running MacOS 11.1 (Big Sur). I also have several iOS machines. On my iPhone I successfully downloaded the iOS Axos app. On my desktop, I am now seeing this error: This is confusing,...
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Screen Goes black after logging In

Screen goes black for few seconds after entering log in password or i can say after loading but this happen after every 1 or 2 days. Kindly help and this happened after updating to Big Sur. And mine ...
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MBP hangs after reboot for Security Update Installation / High Sierra

I have an old macbook pro (late 2011) with High Sierra installed. All was good since I downloaded security update 2020-005 10.13.6. Tried the install, and during reboot the mouse cursor hops in the ...
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How do I disable the mail app from keep appearing on Mac when I'm in full-view of a screen? [duplicate]

From everywhere I’ve read, they say that I’m suppose to uncheck the “Prefer opening messages in split view when in full screen” option and it’ll go away but it doesn’t. Any help?
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How to make a copy of Xcode.app which is installed from App Store?

I have installed Xcode 12.2 from the App Store. (I am using Big Sur 11.0.1). I would like to use the XVim2 plugin for Xcode. In order to use the the XVim2 plugin, the Xcode app must be re-signed with ...
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How to deal with item not available in your country or region?

I came to China and bring my mbp which I use to connect to Windows computers using Windows Remote Desktop connection app (on local network I mean), it seems to work well for my needs. Then last month ...
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Is it possible for a non-administrator user to delete an app which that user installed from AppStore on macOS?

The employees in my company are encouraged to get themselves the apps from App Store if they need them for a task at hand in addition to the apps pre-installed by the administrator. There seems to be ...
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How do I open an App Store link without starting the App Store app?

When I search Google for an app, for example "Wakeout!", I get this search result: When I click on it, this alert opens up: I click Cancel, I don't want to open the App Store. But this is ...
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App Store update issue? “We could not complete your purchase. cancelled” [duplicate]

For the past couple of weeks, every so often (every few days perhaps) I get this popup, from 'nowhere', ie, I don't have the App Store app open. I normally see it after I've been away for a while, or ...
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Apps downloaded from Mac App Store won't start due to invalid signature

I'm currently trying to resurrect my 2010 MacBook Pro 15" while my 2015 is away for repairs. The latest it can run is macOS 10.13.6. After installing all the latest OS updates and security ...
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How can I hide a specific software update in Mojave?

In the App Store, we used to be able to "Hide Update" for any software we didn't want to update right now. This feature seems to be gone, as I have an old program I downloaded once many ...
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Apps installed from App Store do not work

I have a 15-inch MacBook Pro Mid 2010 running on a fresh install of the last supported macOS version (High Sierra 10.13.6). I know this is really old, but except for the battery (which I removed from ...
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Microsoft Outlook on the Mac App Store - no option for in app purchase

Microsoft Outlook on the Mac App Store requires an Office 365 subscription. There is supposed to be an option to subscribe using an in app purchase - I want to use this option. However, the darn thing ...
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macOS LSSystemMinVersion -productbuild

I am hoping this forum can shed some light on this https://stackoverflow.com/questions/64637603/macos-app-store-pkg-productbuild-add-a-property-to-product-list-without-xcod Dear macOS Productbuild and ...
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BetterSnapTool Doesn't Work With Safari

BetterSnapTool works on my MacBook Pro with all my apps (including Chrome) except Safari. Safari is the only app that doesn't work. When I drag the Safari window to an edge BetterSnapTool attempts to ...
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Appstoreagent causes Kernel Panics

So last week (shortly after upgrading to the OS 10.15.7) I started having kernel panics after a few minutes away from booting up. After looking all over I noticed in the Activity Monitor that ...
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How can I download macOS Catalina on a 2011 Mac mini that doesn't support it?

Note: I only want to download it, not install it on the 2011! The App store doesn't let me download it, but I don't want to install it, I just want to download it and create an USB installer so I can ...
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Cannot download to Mojave app store on Mac Pro 5,1 (4,1)

(also posted on Apple community support forum) Hello I bought a second-hand Mac Pro 5,1 (ex- 4,1) which had Mojave installed . I could not get App Store to download any apps - various error messages ...
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Is it possible to repackage macos app store app?

I have a MacOS App Store app that I depend upon, almost on an hourly basis, that is no longer available in the app store (or anywhere else for that matter). I've been tried contacting the original ...
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App Store no longer updates apps

UPDATE: Apple has now issued a supplemental update that's fixed this issue for me (and presumably the other issues caused by the original Safari 14 update). As of a couple of weeks ago, none of my App ...
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How can I safely install applications which aren't distributed via the Mac App Store?

To keep things simple, I'd like to only install apps from the official AppStore. But, I'm frequently finding that the apps that I need are not on the AppStore such as Gradle, Carbon Copy Cloner, and ...
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Cannot update apps from AppStore

I've searched and tried everything suggested in other posts: getting ride of .plist files, rebooting, using the terminal with specific commands. Nothing worked. I can open the AppStore and see the ...
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Change IAP price

I'm planning on increasing the prices of my Non-Consumable IAPs. My question is, will existing users who already purchased those IAPs be affected? As in, will it still count as "purchased" ? ...
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Cannot not install application from App Store on macos mojave

I am a new Mac user and have purchased a Mac Pro 5,1 running Mojave to learn the basics of macOSX. After some initial difficulty, I have logged on to the mac, created an appleid, added payment details,...
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How do I disable the Mac App Store notification badge for successful updates?

Since upgrading to Catalina, the App Store keeps its notification badge despite the app update automatically being installed in the background. Opening the App Store clears this badge and it will stay ...
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Mac OS X downloads do not begin, other app store downloads normal

I just acquired a mid-2014 Macbook Pro that's been reconditioned. It booted up in El Capitan, so my first order of business after the initial sign-in and setup was to attempt to upgrade the OS to ...
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Circumvent the App Store to install Fortnite on Mac?

Is there another way besides the Mac App Store to get Fortnite installed? While I haven't played it yet, I am interested in trying it. I understand it is free to play, and items like player skins can ...
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Macbook pro default apps installed under different apple id?

I just got a 13 inch MacBook pro, and it came with a lot of default apps installed (e.g. Garageband, iMovie, numbers, keynote, pages, etc.). There were also updates available on the app store, but ...

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