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Questions tagged [software-update]

An application developed by Apple to automatically install the latest version of Apple software on Apple computers.

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How to delete macOS Installer boot

I tried to install a macOS High Sierra update, but I got the error "An error occurred installing macOS" and thus I decided to erase the Installer.app and dmg on my drive. Now every time I close my Mac ...
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Security update should take 5GB. I have 36GB available but somehow it's not enough

I've tried to install security update 2019-002 on my HighSierra in 3 different ways. Through the App Store, the terminal (softwareupdate) and the file I've downloaded from Apple's site. The result is ...
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iPhone keeps asking to update Cellular software, but at the same time no update is available. how to fix?

The iPhone suddenly suddenly stopped working with the simcard, calming that an update is required. "Cellular update failed" was the initial message. I tried everything described here, but no luck. The ...
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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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Where can I find more detailed release notes on OS updates?

The release notes of Mojave (https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT209149) are reasonably comprehensive, if you jsut need a list of what's changed, but contained within the 10.14.4 notes is the line: ...
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Software update wants to install Command Line Tools. Why? I have no Xcode installed

Next to the mac OS 10.14.4-Update, Softwareupdate also shows me the following as a further update / download: Command Line Tools (macOS Mojave version 10.14) for Xcode 10.2 Now if I need it, I am ...
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OS X Security Update hangs during restart

I am trying to install Security Update 2019-002 for OS X Sierra (10.12.6). Everything seems to work until I do the required restart. That starts out okay, but eventually, it says "5 minutes remaining" ...
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How do I observe and control a macOS update using `softwareupdate`?

I made the mistake (don't ask) of entering softwareupdate -ia --verbose in Terminal, which is now stuck doing — I don't know what: Software Update Tool Finding available software Downloading ...
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How to upgrade OSX on MacBook Pro

I need to upgrade my MacBook Pro 15 inch (2012) OS X from 10.11.6 to 10.13.6 or later. However, I have downloaded several updates for 10.13 all the way down to 10.12.6 and in every case it says I need ...
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Java update failed

Just realized that java on my mini 2012 is 1.6.0_65-b14-468. Therefore I searched for anything newer compatible with JDownloader. Therefore I downloaded 1.8 (jre-8u201-macosx-x64). Apparently the ...
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Can I run Yosemite after I install the Mojave firmware updates?

I'm very hesitantly getting ready to "upgrade" from Yosemite to Mojave because I worry that it will break things I still need. So to give it a try I've decided to install Mojave on an external drive ...
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Stop iOS auto-downloading updates

On my iPhone, the Software Update section in Settings used to have a "Download Update" button. With iOS 11 it is replaced by an "Install update button", which means its downloading updates ...
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Update zsh on macOS Mojave

On my MacBook Pro with macOS Mojave, my version of zsh is 5.3. zsh --version zsh 5.3 (x86_64-apple-darwin18.0) That version is a few years out-of-date, according to this. That page shows version ...
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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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what is the Update from iMac OS X 10.6.8 [duplicate]

When I go into my Apple Software Updates on my OS X 10.6.8 computer to update to OS X 10.9, the computer tells me that I do not have any new updates. How can I upgrade to OS X 10.9 if it does not ...
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Mac OSX Command-R Recovery Mode - “rm” is ineffective even in read/write mode?

I have a mac with low disk space, that failed to update, and displays an OSX install error on boot. How can I delete some files, so the update can complete? I can boot this in recovery mode with ...
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Unable to access phone after update to iOS 12.1.4

I recently updated my iPhone 5S to iOS 12.1.4 and I can't access it anymore. The phone says "Press Home to upgrade". My phone's home button is broken so I can't press the Home button. I have ...
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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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How can I stop the prompt “Do you want Microsoft Office to automatically update?”

I am one of the users on a multi-user version of Office365. I am a Mac user since 1991. This just started happening about 2-3 weeks ago and every time, I click "Not Now" out of frustration because ...
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MacBook trying to install a non existing software update for iPhone

When I connect my iPhone 6S with iOS 12.1.4 to my MacBook with Mojave 10.14.3, the MacBook wants to install a software update: After a moment trying to download the update this message appears: The ...
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The macOS installation I never prompted, couldn't be completed

My MacBook Pro is running High Sierra at the moment and I have been pretty bothered by the Mojave notifications in last weeks, which I have always ignored because I don't want to update at this moment....
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“Cannot connect to the Store” and unable to sign out

When I open the App Store on my MAC (macOS High Sierra - version 10.13.6), it says "Cannot Connect to the Store, An internet connection is required". My internet connection is fine, I browse through ...
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Mac App Store Updates are not available

Updates via the App Store are not available - for any App... This is with Mojave 10.14.3 this happened too on 10.14.2 and the update didn’t resolve it iCloud is set to Canada as is the App Store ...
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Dual boot: can no longer update to Mojave: “Disk cannot be used to start up”

I dual boot with Ubuntu. I have had no problem updating my system over the last 4 year (3 system updates). I now need to update to Mojave and get the error message This disk cannot be used to start ...
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How do i upgrade my Ipad to a specific software without a computer? [duplicate]

I have an Ipad that has ios 9.3.3 as the software version and i need your help because i want to update only to ios 11 and to update to ios 12, it says i need a computer so I need your help
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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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macOS is “Unable to Check for Updates”

The hard drive on my iMac died & I had it replaced. They installed a new drive, wiped it clean & re-installed the OS. When I brought it home, I went through set up, pointed it at Time ...
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MacOS: Get Notification System Update

How do I get notification that there is an update for the MacOS system? I can find some questions on how to turn it off, but my problem is that it doesn’t appear to notify me at all. The last update ...
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Not able to update to macOS High Sierra?

I am trying to update to macOS High Sierra. but it gives me following error:
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My iPad Air Wi-Fi (A1474) won't restart after getting a new system update

After I updated my iPad Air Wi-Fi (A1474), I couldn't get it to turn on again. What could have possibly gone wrong and how do I rectify?
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What is the latest version of firmware for the AirPods (first generation)?

My AirPods still show a firmware version of 3.7.2 after many months. Is that the version 3.7.2 current in January 2019?
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How to guarantee a clean install of macOS Mojave from an external USB drive

I recently received some Mac Mini's (2014 2.8 i5 16GB RAM) purchased online which came installed with El Capitain. I was concerned that the there could be a root kit installed on these second-hand ...
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macOS Mojave update - what was updated?

My macOS laptop showed a prompt top-right of the screen to restart and install updates. It took about 30 minutes so I guess it was something serious. Now MySQL (through brew) won't start so I'm ...
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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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10.6.8 Update Combo Failed Unknown Error

I recently received an old iMac 27" aluminum unibody core 2 duo (EMC 2309: 2009 model) that was having troubles with the graphics card after High Sierra installation. I was looking to set it up as a ...
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blurry pdf in Preview & Safari on OSX Mojave

I have just updated from High Sierra to Mojave and discovered that Preview displays PDF files in an extremely blurry way (before the update it was fine). My screen is 27'' Thunderbolt display. The ...
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Software update on iPod touch 4th generation

I have an iPod touch 4th generation that won't download software update or reset to factory settings. What can I do?
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a newer version of iphone software is available while I am already on 12.1.2

I have iPhone 8 Plus Around 12/15(approx) I took backup on my MacBook Pro iTunes 12.9.2.5 and then updated to 12.1.2 on phone itself by going to Settings > General > Software Update Today I ...
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Why is my iPhone prompting me to install an update meant for iPhone XS?

I am using an iPhone 7 in Turkey. My iPhone is prompting me to install a software update which appears to be meant for iPhone XS. Is this normal? I just want to make sure my iPhone isn't hacked and ...
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App Store won’t let me update from 10.13.4 to 10.13.6 - why?

I’ve got 10.13.4 running on a MacBook Pro. When I go to the App Store it says in order to download the latest version of iMovie I need 10.13.6. But there is no option to download 10.13.6 via the ...
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How to delete partially downloaded updates in High Sierra?

I'm trying to update my Macbook Pro to the latest security update for High Sierra but the download doesn't seem to finish and is working in a really weird way. I tried to cancel the current update, ...
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How to extract Software Update in macOS 10.14?

I have 4 macs. Every time when there is an update it means I have to download 2-3GB of software update across all my macs. This seems inefficient at best. Is there a method to extract software updates ...
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Macos Mojave restart got stuck

I was trying to update my Mac to Mojave but when it was restarting it got stuck and all I see is apple logo. I am not sure what happened and how can I get back to start m Mac. Any help please. This ...
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Do mac OS install updates when you reboot if not explicitely allowed to?

On windows, when updates are available, you are not allowed to reboot your computer without installing them, taking (quite a long) time. On my mac, a normal update is available If I reboot normally, ...
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Can't install the software because it is not currently available from the software update server - iPad

I'm attempting to sync my iPad with my MacBook pro, but every time I plug it in I'm getting a message from iTunes, "A software update is required to connect to your iOS device." When I click "Install,"...
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How can I disable the red Software Update notification bubble on the System Preferences app in MacOS Mojave (not App Store)?

I keep the "System Preferences" app icon in my dock in Mojave. I recently checked for updates, and found one, but I'm not ready to install it just yet and the red notification dot over the settings ...
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Macbook Pro 2016 stuck on “restarting” after installing mojave

Whenever I try to upgrade my macbook with updates which require a system restart, it will begin the update then freeze on the screen with an apple logo and partially filled progress bar with the text "...
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Is there a way to disable update notifications in Mojave?

Short of killing all notifications, is there a way to stop "Updates Available" notifications from showing up, for app and system updates? I already have "Automatically keep my Mac up to date" ...
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Mojave 10.14.1 software update bypassing password

I have my setting to 'Automatic login' disabled. The 10.14.1 software update, ended up in the desktop, without going through the locked password screen. Since this is the first update through the ...
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Can't update Developer Tools on Mojave

Hello, This question is about the Command Line Developer Tools that are usually installed with xcode-select --install and updated via a software update from the Mac App Store (at least until macOS 10....