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

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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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“Item not available” error when trying to upgrade to High Sierra

I'm trying to upgrade my Macbook Pro late 2011 from Sierra to High Sierra via this link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/macos-high-sierra/id1246284741?ls=1&mt=12 However, when it opens the itunes ...
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Mac apps can't update on App Store with account logged in

I am currently unable to update any app while having my account signed in, the "Update" button spins a while and stops, nothing happened. But when I sign out from App Store, everything works....
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How can I get rid of the notification that a Mac App store app which is not installed on this machine wants to update

A long time ago (and on another machine) I bought a Mac App Store app (EventScripts) which is still available in the store. I now have a new iMac (with macOS Mojave) where I haven't installed this app....
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How to solve Mac Apple Store repeatedly prompting for Apple ID and password?

I've got a shared Mac from my company. The Mac was previously associated with another Apple ID. I logged out and I logged in with my Apple ID. I urgently need to be able to develop for iOS 13, and for ...
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Latest WhatsApp Desktop from App Store crashes on High Sierra

WhatsApp Desktop from the Mac App Store no longer launches after the July 20, 2020 update to version 2.2029.4. System information: MacOS 10.13.6 High Sierra with all system updates installed WhatsApp ...
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Unable to Download macOS Mojave from App Store, error prompted: “Update not found, the requested version of MacOS is not available” [duplicate]

I'm running Catalina on a MB Pro 2019 and I'm trying to create a separate volume running Mojave through a bootable external device. I've been doing this earlier this year and I had no problem ...
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App store is completely blank on MacOS catalina

The macOS app store completely hangs after opening i've googled for a while but nothing works
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App downloading stuck at the end on Catalina (blue circle around square indicator completes then stuck)

on MacOS 15.15.5 Catalina, I have a particular app that won't finalize downloading. The download progress circle completes around the square, then gets stuck there. Tried restarting laptop, and ...
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App store app rejected 5.2.2 your app requests, displays, or distributes third-party account information

hi my app rejected by app store team because of following reason "Your app contains content or features that may violate the rights of one or more third parties. Specifically, your app requests, ...
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App Store iOS binary rejected: Your app includes non-iOS device images in the app

Recently our iOS app got rejected by App Store review team stating your app includes non-iOS device images in the app along with following screenshot. Mobile phones are an important category in our ...
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Can I purchase an App from the Mac App Store for multiple users?

How do I make a bulk purchase of an app on the Mac App Store? I know there are 2 options for bulk purchasing: Apple Business Manager Account and Apple School Manager Account but what if I do not have ...
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Is shutting down and restarting different from doing restart?

A first-level Applecare rep recommended shutting down and then turning on my computer to deal with an issue. Specifically, she told me to do select "Shut Down" from the Apple menu, wait 20 seconds, ...
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How do I install Mac App Store apps on OS X Yosemite in 2020

I'm trying to install a bunch of apps from the mac app store (macOS 10.10, 24" Early 2008 iMac), but when i press get, it says that its incompatible, is there any way that i can install them (i.e. ...
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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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How to prevent iCloud from downloading (storing) certain files in an Xcode project in iCloud?

I have enabled storing Desktop & Document Folders in iCloud. I keep my Xcode projects on Desktop. Every hour or so, iCloud will store files, inside of Pods folder present alongside the Xcode ...
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Getting 2 error messages when trying to download previously purchased, or free, apps from the Mac App Store

Last week I upgraded from macOS Mojave to macOS Catalina - but many of my programs went grey with the question mark. Yesterday, I backed up my computer and downgraded back to macOS Mojave. After ...
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iMovie on Macbook download fail: “We could not complete your purchase.” What could I do?

This MacBook Air 2017 has been freshly installed with Mojave. I wiped the disk before doing so. After that, I went on to the App Store to download iMovie... but it won't download! The error message ...
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Is there any working MacOS Yosemite App Store Link to Download? [duplicate]

Does anyone have any link to yosemite installer app from the app store. Like i have for el capitan here- https://itunes.apple.com/app/os-x-el-capitan/id1147835434?mt=12 I dont want the one that is ...
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Where does apple store interrupted update files?

I started download of Xcode after cleaning out a lot of space on my MacBook(Guess you all know how frustrating it is to download Xcode without getting a 'Not enough space available' message). After ...
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MacBookPro6,2 can't upgrade from 1.6.8, app store error [duplicate]

Context I'm trying to upgrade my grandma's macbook. It is a MacBook Pro 6,2 running mac os 1.6.8. It is so outdated that Safari no longer recognizes the webpages' SSL certificates. It has no recovery ...
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Mac Appstore online search?

Is there a website for the Mac Appstore than I can search to see what apps are on it? (I don't have a Mac, and I'd like to see if an open-source project is on the Mac Appstore.)
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How can I install large Apps from App Store on and external disk

I can't download extremely large games, because App Store says there's "not enough space to install the product." This is not unexpected, but I do have a USB-C 2TB SSD always connected and I'd like ...
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Macbook Pro Mid2012 with OS Sierra 10.12.6 won't download apps without 10.13.6 or later. No update available on AppStore

Subject says it all. I have a Macbook Pro Mid2012 runing MacOS Sierra 10.12.6. Something to note - This is my girlfriend's computer - My old Mac bit the dust (Late 2011) and I placed my upgraded SSD ...
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Distribute macOS build of a SwiftUI app using Sign In with Apple

I am working on an iOS app, written in SwiftUI. I am already sharing builds with external testers using TestFlight, and it all works pretty much without problems. Today I enabled macOS support as ...
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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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Appstore does not save partially downloaded file

I upgraded to Catalina because I need Xcode 11. Now when Catalina was being downloaded, it continued from where it stopped even when there was network error. Now I am downloading Xcode with Appstore. ...
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macOS AppStore XCode Installers Taking Up Space

I have been trying to clear space on my MacBook Pro disk, and using an analysis tool I have found a folder under /private/var/folders ... /com.apple.appstore which contains a number of large XCode ...
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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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License not found from App Store even when there is a license - VPP

We recently enabled VPP purchases through MDM for our company. Even though when we have so many free licenses available, the machine prompts "License not found" and it happens only in random machines ...
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How to allow the user to choose from a pricing package yet be compatible with volume purchase and family sharing

I want to allow the user to pick the subscription package that is most convenient for their situation similar to how SAAS do it, eg.: I want it to have 3 tiers: Free, Standard, Pro As I want to ...
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Download interrupted an app from the apple store on a Mac

I'm using my phone as a hotspot to download a 20gb app on my MacBook from the AppStore because don't have internet and am in isolation due to Coronavirus. 1/2 way through the connection was ...
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Implementing licensing mechanism for Applications Distributed in App store

I have an app that I intend to distribute via the App store. Currently, the user purchases a license from the website, he receives a key via email and our web server validates the license key entered ...
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Does Mac App Store provide an email support channel? [closed]

I want to know if there's any email support specific for Mac App Store. Anyone have the idea?
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Mac App Store: View global reviews and ratings

The Mac App Store app shows only the reviews and ratings from my home country on the App Store. For instance, Logic Pro X only has 9 ratings, and GarageBand only has 21 ratings. I am pretty sure that ...
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How to validate macOS Catalina password dialog? (Has weird icon)

Anyone recognize icon on the App Store download dialog in inline pic below? On macOS Catalina, I am regularly getting a pop-up requesting I enter my Apple ID and password to download from the App ...
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Apple ID missing

Background summary. I have an iPhone5C which I use while travelling which I gave to my wife when she was visiting our grandchildren overseas and she got a US SIM. Somehow she changed my AppleID (...
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On macOS 10.15.3, App Store crashes upon clicking the account icon

When my system was 10.15.2, the App Store's functions worked well. However, after I upgraded to 10.15.3 Open App Store Click my account icon App Store crashed and show error message
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How to fix the App Store after upgrading to macOS Catalina?

Cannot open the App Store, after upgrading to macOS Catalina 10.15.3. Things I have tried: Reinstalled macOS Catalina. Clearing cache and removing all the related folders as given at : How to fix / ...
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How do I trigger Appstore check for app updates manually?

I'm using a firewall and by default, everything, including checking for updates is blocked. In some situations, I'd like to disable the firewall and trigger such checks manually. How do I do that?
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“A newer Command Line Tools release is available” but no updates in System Preferences or AppStore [duplicate]

When I upgrade a package, homebrew prompts this: ==> Upgrading mysql@5.7 Warning: A newer Command Line Tools release is available. Update them from Software Update in System Preferences or https://...
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Apple ID or password is incorrect when restoring purchases from another Apple ID

I am having issues with trying to use software I purchased from the Mac App Store. I have two Apple IDs: one personal Apple ID that I've been using for years (an iCloud account) and a new Apple ID ...
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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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See download time remaining in macOS Catalina App Store [duplicate]

After upgrading to macOS Catalina, the download progess indicator changed to an IOS-style circle, which doesn't give the more specific details of download speed and time remaining that were visible in ...
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Can't re-install apps I've un-installed

A few months ago I installed an app from the app store. A few weeks ago I uninstalled it because I needed space temporarily. Now I want to re-install it, but the app store won't let me. When I go to ...
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AppStore Error 102

Hi everyone, as the title above, all updates are working smooth but suddenly when I'm going to update iTunes, it show the Error 102. The picture in the attachment have the information of my iMac 2012....
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How am I supposed to install El Capitan on a new SSD without recovery partition?

My old mac's hdd died. It's dead. So I got a ssd and installed it in the macbook. Now how do I get El Capitan on there? I find lots of tips online that speak of creating a bootable USB drive from the ...
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Inconsistent app update sizes in App Store and Launchpad

I saw there was an update for Xcode in the App Store that said the update size was 7.8GB. However, when I was updating the app, Launchpad said the update size was 3.59GB. What is the actual update ...

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