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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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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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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Can't download macOS High Sierra once again

I've macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G8023) installed. The icon of the app, "Installation of macOS High Sierra" is available in /Application: ls -al /Applications | grep macOS drwxr-xr-x@ 4 root ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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macOS Mojave download problem from Mac App Store

Anyone has any solution for macOS Mojave download problem? When downloading the installer app from the Mac App Store, the download resumes fine, but just when it's about to complete, it disappears, ...
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Unable to download OS X Mojave

OS X Mojave has to be downloaded from App store, but I have tried multiple times and failed. Every time it reaches 6.02 GB (complete download), App store reports an error has occurred. I have updated ...
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Unable to complete Xcode download

I am downloading the latest version of Xcode (Version 10.0) from the Mac App Store. After having downloaded about 90%; it is hung so I am unable to complete the download and the App Store icon on the ...
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App Store never work and said no longer supported on el Capitan 10.11.6 (power pc?) on intel mac book pro mid 2015

Having formatted my internal hard drive to do a clean installation of El Capitan 10.11.6, I encounter the following problem with the app store unusable this application returns the message: Can not ...
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Mac app update only 207 bytes

I have an iMac running macOS High Sierra. I've recently noticed that multiple app updates through the Mac App Store are reported to be just 207 bytes long when downloading the update. Is this normal ...
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Web content is not displayed - just white screen

I faced an issue on High Sierra that seems to be similar to problems reported in other threads months or years ago such as White screen of death or Safari does not render pages, but it is slightly ...
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Can't sign into App store from my Macbook

I'm running High Sierra on my Mbp. I want to download an app from the app store but it keeps asking me to sign in. When I sign in, nothing happens. I have tried ABSOLUTELY everything that I could find ...
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How to update voices and gatekeeper?

There was an error in the dependency specifications which somehow triggered a major failure in AppStore.app. Most of those problems are now fixed, but while wrestling with it, I discovered /var/log/...
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How to manage software that isn't in the App Store?

I'm a Linux sysadmin. I naturally try to apply Linux-y solutions to Mac problems. One problem I'm currently having is managing software on end-user laptops at scale, when the software I want to add is ...
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track internet usage app wise on the Mac

On the Mac, is there a way to track internet usage app-wise. Ideally I would want an app the ability to track monthly usage etc.
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GUI alternative to ImageMagick Montage (very simple collage)

For example Instagram's pictures are quite low resolution. I normally join a few pictures together with montage (installed with brew, from ImageMagick project). montage IMG_7771.JPG IMG_7772.JPG -...
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All Apple Internet Apps are SLOW in Yosemite

A few days after upgrading to Yosemite, I started noticing that Safari was moving VERY SLOWLY. After a day or two of this it stopped loading webpages at all! So I switched to using Chrome, then my ...