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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Cannot install macOS Beta version on MacBook Pro July 2019

I just got the new MacBook Pro, which was released few days ago. It is running macOS Mojave 10.14.5. I am trying to install macOS Catalina beta version, either beta or developer beta. I have ...
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How can I confirm macOS received a silent update?

I know the whole point of a silent update is that it doesn't require user interaction, but it seems like there should be some way to make sure my computer actually received and applied the update. Is ...
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How to stop macOS updates from taking over the rEFInd boot manager? [duplicate]

I have rEFInd installed on the EFI partition of my 2015 MacBook Air. Every time I update macOS, it ends up taking over the bootloader and resetting it to using the macOS operating system. Afterwards, ...
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Update to MacOS Mojave. Can't start up

So, this is me, after two days having tried almost every possible solution from the internet and the Apple Support team. I have a 2016 Macbook Air. It has worked greatly for all this time. And until ...
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Unexpected limitations on “Updates” folder?

Apple sent me 4GB of updates to go to macos 10.14.5 this morning. As I have several systems needing this update, I thought I would try to save the contents of the /Library/Updates folder to use rather ...
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OSX Yosemite suggesting updates, I don't want to upgrade, but need to upgrade iTunes

My oldish MacMini has a fresh install of Yosemite (OSX 10.10.5). I go to iTunes, check for updates, and request to download 12.8.1. MacOS then sends my to app store updates, suggesting an update ...
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Trouble updating Office 2011 on an old MacBook

My uncle (who is not a tech-savvy person) has owned an Apple laptop for a long time. He bought Office 2011 products a few years ago. He has now asked me to take a look at Office asking him to update ...
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Mojave upgrade notification does no more pop up

After delaying many times the upgrade of High Sierra to Mojave, now the Mojave upgrade notification does no more pop up since more than one month or two, and it does not show up in App Store Update ...
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How do I install beta command line tools using softwareupdate -l on 10.14.5?

On a clean install of 10.14.5: Multiple reports of the beta version not working using a headless install: https://github.com/Homebrew/install/issues/206 This lead me to trying to manually do a ...
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Command Line Tools beta 1 for Xcode 11.0 offered as an update in the current latest public release of macOS Mojave 10.14.5 [duplicate]

I am running the current latest public release of macOS Mojave 10.14.5 (18F132) with the current latest public release of Xcode 10.2.1 installed. When opening System Preferences app → Software Update,...
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Dual boot macOS Catalina 10.15 beta and macOS Mojave 10.14

I wish to keep my fully working MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave 10.14, but I also want to install macOS Catalina 10.15 beta on another drive, so I can choose which OS to use when booting. I've ...
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Mac Software Update Frozen During Install

I am attempting to update my Mac to a newer version of Mojave. The update downloaded fine, but when it came to the installation, the update froze around halfway. I tried shutting down the computer and ...
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Apple iPad app update frequency

I'm the Intune MDM administrator for my company, and I'm trying to ensure the required apps on our devices are updated in a timely fashion. I've had a look around to see if I can find any details ...
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Updating iTunes

The last time I updated iTunes on my Mac OSX Lion, I was unable to transfer projects from garage band directly to iTunes. I ended up having to save them as a file on my desktop then drag them to ...
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New MacBook Air - update installation failed

I have a new MacBook Air. I just bought it and first started it. I try to update it to the latest version, but I get Installation failed. I try to install macOS 10.14.5. Where are the updates stored ...
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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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What is “iTunes Device Support Upgrade”?

What I know: Component of "Software Update" (and is visible when you open the list). Requires reboot 108 MB (for Sierra) is hidden in the "Updates Installed in Last 30 days list (probably) is not ...
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Guided Access Mode preventing iOS updates from MDM console?

Our organization uses an enterprise MDM product that features remote updating. All conditions specified by the MDM vendor are being met for this to work, but it doesn't. I discovered that as soon as a ...
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What is “signpost_reporter”?

Today I updated my 2014 MacBook Air to macOS Mojave 10.14.5 as it just released. After the update finished, I checked console logs and noticed in 'System Reports' there's a log named "...
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Can't update apps from Apple Configurator 2 (apps are already up to date)

I attach an iPhone running iOS 12.2 to a mac running macOS 10.14.4 (Mojave) with 33 apps pending updates (as seen from App Store in the update tab in the iPhone). I choose the device, then "update" in ...
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macOS Yosemite->High Sierra update not sticking

I need to download exam software for my computer, but the software does not support Yosemite, my current OS. Preposterously, this $100 software costs $50 to "redownload", so I need to be absolutely ...
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Insecure update error - SUPublicDSAKeyFile

A minute ago I had the following popup appear: Insecure update error! For security reasons, the file (dsa_pub.pem) indicated by the 'SUPublicDSAKeyFile' key needs to exist in the bundle's ...
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Force MacBook to install updates when it restarts

I kept getting an annoying notification alert "Some updates could not be installed, Restart / Remind me." I kept hitting "remind me tomorrow" until a couple nights ago. Since then I have restarted my ...
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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

After the MacOS 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 fine ...
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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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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: