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 to update OS X when App Store is giving error: “Unable to verify software update.(700)”?

I'm running OS X 10.13.6 on a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018). App Store shows one available update, "The macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update 2 for MacBook Pro (2018)". Attempting to install ...
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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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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 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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Purchased a macOS app on a since-abandoned iTunes account, but don't know which account

I purchased Magic Window a few years (5+) ago using an iTunes account I've since abandoned. The app is prompting for an update, but I cannot remember any details about the account. How can I see what ...
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System updates not showing up in app store after system re-install, how do I fix this?

So I recently did some spring cleaning on my Mac and re-installed the system. I installed High Sierra 10.13.1, but I'm experiencing some issues with bringing it up to 10.13.4: namely, the updates ...
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How to update my DSDT (part of fix for no ethernet card fix)

I have a mac book w/ OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5) that had the original wifi card removed. (This happened before I got the computer and I cannot get it back). B/c of this, I'm using a USB wifi to ...
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How to save a workflow service as an App?

I have a workflow service I built using Automator that I would like to distribute through the Mac App Store. I've successfully "exported" the workflow, signed with my developer ID. I can open the ...
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Is there a way to decline Mountain Lion updates?

In particular, I receive update notifications for printer drivers where my current drivers work and I don't want to update them. I'd like to clear the updates from the store and stop receiving ...
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Sandbox Apple ID disabled in the App Store and iTunes

I am attempting to test macOS In-App Purchases via a Sandbox Apple ID. When I go through the purchase flow, I get the error: Your account has been disabled in the App Store and iTunes. For ...
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How to remove an eroneous system update from the App Store?

I recently ran the 10.14.6 updater on my MacPro and the installer glitched and deleted my admin privileges from my boot drive. The computer still worked, but constantly stalled since it thought I didn'...
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How to get all user reviews of an app at AppStore?

I want to get all the user reviews of an app from AppStore. With this URL, I get the recent 500 reviews. https://itunes.apple.com/us/rss/customerreviews/id=447188370/xml Is there a way to get all ...
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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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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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Hide “Update” notification for Xcode on macOS Mojave, Xcode is not installed

I'm running 10.14.1 and Software Updater says everything is up to date. But App Store insists in telling I have a "Pending Update" for Xcode, even though I don't have Xcode installed. (I just have ...
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Mojave App Store Updates page only shows one item

I'm on 10.14.1 Beta 5 but this has been occurring since the official release of Mojave. When I open the App Store and click on the Updates tab on the left, I expect to see a list of apps that were ...
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An unexpected error occurred while signing in. Failure, in Mojave

Installed Mojave (10.14 (18A391)) this week from App Store in High Sierra. Now I was gonna perform a software update, but as soon as I startd the App Store it asks me to sign in, and when I press "...
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Unable to login to AppStore on Mac Mini

When I login to AppStore on Mac Mini, I get the message to review account followed by an error message When I see the details in https://appleid.apple.com/account/manage, I get the below message. ...
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How do I reset iCloud for a particular user?

I can get into the App Store from two other users on the same computer - a Mac Mini. However, when I attempt to go to App Store, or iCloud on USER1 I get the message "there is an error signing into ...
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App Store “open” vs. “installed”

Setting up a new MacBook Pro. In App Store, on Purchased tab, selected most of the apps I had bought (or got free) on the old one. When they finish downloading, the button changes to "installed" for ...
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storeassetd keeps crashing repeatedly. Cannot open Mac App Store

When I try to open the Mac App Store, I always get a blank screen with a loading animation. I tried resetting NVRAM settings, but it didn't help. I examined the console logs and found that a demon ...
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App submission and approval on Hackintosh (2016)

We just recently developed an iOS app on a iMac. The process to get the approval tooks us 15 days. Our Mac got damaged and won't turn on. We need to keep developing while the Mac is on repair. Will ...
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Can I turn off “Sign in to download from the App Store”

Anyone know how to turn this off? I don't want my mac to run any processes I don't specifically ask for. I never use the app store except to update the OS, so I want to disable this (assuming it isn't ...
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Didn't get a response from the Apple Software Update Center? / Can't load data from the Apple Software Update server

The past few days I 've been encountering this problem. When I search for updates through the Mac App Store, there comes a pop - up window. Either this : or this: Ι also "cleared cookies" and "...
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Update from old account appears in my Mac App Store?

I have a 3 days old Macbook Pro 2015 with OS X Yosemite (10.10.5) on it. Today (for the first time) a new update appeared in my Mac App Store, an update to an app (Sketch - that is not free) that I ...
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OS X Mavericks: Update from iPhoto 9.4.3 to iPhoto 9.5.1 when unable to do so via Mac App Store

am using an OS X Mavericks iPhoto 9.4.3 and trying to install iPhoto 9.5.1 - but when I load up iPhoto 9.4.3, it states that I should update to iPhoto 9.5.1 - I click "Go to Software Update", am ...
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Does AppleID purchase history transfer between accounts when logging into same computer?

I have 2 separate AppleIDs and noticed that purchases on one account populated the other when I logged into the other account with the app installed. Does purchase history transfer between the two ...
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How can I download an application from the Mac App Store which is not compatible with my OS X version?

Is there any way to download app from the Mac App Store which requires a more current OS X version than I have running on my Mac? I know it will not run, but I need the actual file.
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App Store Keeps Pushing The Same Updates

I've got the following apps installed: Text Wrangler 4.5.12 XCode 6.1.1 Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.12 I've installed the updates no less than 7 times in total in an attempt to get rid of this and ...
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Software Update fails

Trying to install OS Yosemite and get this: Can't connect to the Apple Software Update server. Already tried to delete ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate.plist - did not help. What ...
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App Store Software Update download speed is super slow

My connection right now is 200 Mbit/s download and upload for any kind of internet usage except downloads over the app store. I want to download a software update and I'm getting maybe 1 Mbit/s. I ...
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Is there a way to turn off file system sandbox prompts for a specific app?

I have a Mac App Store app that needs to access various directories outside of the sandbox. To do so, it frequently prompts for permission. I fully trust this app, is there a way to grant it blanket ...
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How did the MAS find and update my backup copy of the Mavericks install app?

I wanted to see if I could get a 10.9.2 installer for Mavericks from the Mac App Store that I could use to clean install a Mac without requiring a patch after installation, so I went to the MAS and ...
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Mac App Store apps start download then freezes when download starts and never continues

I start downloading an app and it starts to download but the download bar never goes up at all. It just stays at the beginning of the download as shown in this picture: When I go to the Mac App Store ...
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Mac AppStore Resume Issue

I'm using Mac App Store on Lion, But there is a problem with download resume. After every system restart I can't resume my previous downloads and I have to download them from the beginning, I also ...
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Mac App Store stuck with app update

It's been like this for months: A friend of mine downloaded Angry Birds on his account, then signed out. Then a week later I said "I'm never going to play this." and deleted the app, however, the ...
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I can not download any app from App Store on my Mac Pro (Mid 2012) Mojave

I have a Mac Pro running a fresh install of macOS Mojave 10.14.6 (18G4032) I have no issues login into any service in iCloud, iTunes, App Store, all good but when I try to update (the apple office-...
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I can access iCloud online on my Mac, but can not sign into App Store

My Mac is running on Sierra 10.12.6. When I try to access App Store on my Mac, it requires a username and password. I am able to login to iCloud online using my Apple ID. However, I can not sign in to ...
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How do I remove an app purchased in the past from the macOS App Store?

I have a new clean installation of macOS Catalina on my MacBook Pro. When I open the macOS App Store and look at my account, I can see a list of all the apps I ever purchases (or downloaded for free)....
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Download MacOS Mojave to USB-Drive from a Windows PC [MacStore not accessible without Mac?]

I'm having a very hard time repairing a broken Mojave->Catalina update on a MacBook Pro from 2015 for a friend of mine. This is what happened: After doing the Update, the Mac wouldn't start up ...
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Catalina - App Store issues - doesn't automatically find new updates and cannot update!

Screen Recording Since I've updated to Catalina, the App Store, for me, cannot: Automatically find any new app updates Update an app when I try to do it manually. When I click on 'updates', I see "...
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Is it possible to download an old version app from Mac App Store?

I recently updated Numbers/Keynote on my mac2 (10.14) to 6.2/9.2, and rsynced to mac1 (10.13). Then I found they do not run on 10.13. I deleted them on mac1 and tried to re-download. It told me to ...
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Mac App Store Automatically Cancels Downloading Xcode

When I try to download Xcode from the MAS, the download automatically stops after several minutes. It's not because of internet problems because the internet was working fine at the same time as the ...
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Can't sign out of App Store

I am unable to sign out of App Store. I click Sign Out in the Store menu but it doesn't take; I am still signed in. I'm running Mojave 10.14.6.
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Is there any way to find/reinstall a software update if I accidentally quit the software update application during a download without redownloading?

The title might sound confusing, but this just happened to me: I am on macOS Catalina Public Beta (19A582a). I removed my connection to the public beta program in “Software Update.” After doing that, ...
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Profiles are Universal or In-House, why is Xcode complaining that they need to be App Store?

Okay, I am trying to resolve an issue where I am generating ipas but when I go to Validate App, it says re-sign the target that I generated the ipa for and specifically it says needs to be re-signed ...
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curl-config --ca returns a blank line, and other cert problems

This is a repost/update of this question on stackoverflow, which didn't get any attention so I'm trying a more specific stackexchange. My problem was originally that Cargo (Rust's dependency manager) ...
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App Store shows cloud icon for Xcode 10.3, how to update from installed version 10.2.1?

I'm running MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 with Xcode 10.2.1 installed. The Mac App Store doesn't show any update option for 10.3. In App Store, Account -> Purchases section shows Xcode with a Cloud with a ...
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On the App Store of my Macbook Pro, the top buttons are no longer visible

I have a notification that there are updates to install, so as usual, I would like to review them beforehand. However, when I open the App Store app, I only see the following: Normally it would say ...
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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 ...