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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Mac turning off erratically but working fine in safe mode

I have MacBook Air 2017, currently on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. For last two weeks my laptop is misbehaving - the screen just pops shut without warning. It wakes up whenever it wishes to, for a ...
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iPhone stuck in restart loop when updating to iOS 14.7

So I've tried to do a software update on my iPhone 11. I don't exactly know my old version, but it was a bit ago since I last did a software update. The new version would have been 14.7. But as soon ...
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How to stop Mac OS from checking for and asking to install updates?

I am trying to stop my MacOS from periodically checking for updates and displaying these notifications: I have unchecked seemingly all relevant checkboxes in App Store preferences: And in System ...
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How can I add additional disk to update the Xcode (Update Catalina to macOS Big Sur needs space 30GB)

How can I add additional disk space to my mac? I need to update the Xcode to the latest version. While trying to update the Big Sur it asks it needs 30 GB. My machine does not have enough space. How ...
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G5 running Mac OS X 10.3.5 won't update the OS

I have a Power Mac G5 running OS X Panther. If I open Finder and click 'Software Updates', the progress bar gets about half way across and then quits with the message "an error occurred while ...
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How do I install Mac OS High Sierra from Recovery mode on macOS X El Capitan

My computer currently runs macOS X El Capitan. I downloaded a copy of a macOS High Sierra installer, to install High Sierra through recovery mode, but it's not going into recovery. How do I install it?...
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Under Mobile Data- System Services what is Software Updates doing exactly, even though I have updates disabled?

It has used about a MB of data in the past few days. Yet I have all automatic downloads disabled, and all update downloads over mobile data off as well. Is it just consuming this data checking for ...
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Can't connect to apple update server on macOS

I'm trying to download the macOS 12 InstallAssistant.pkg from apple server on MacOS from the direct download link : http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/38/12/071-51840-A_R2JDKNM0LX/...
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Allowing standard users to update apps

thank you to anyone who can potentially assist. Is anyone familiar with a way that I can allow certain apps to be updated by standard users? For example, Zoom updates requires an administrator to ...
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Cannot Update Mac - Update Won't Show

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports), currently running MacOS 11.0.1. I want to update to 11.4, but the update simply won't show in settings, it just says 'Your Mac is up to ...
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Are there credible technical bases for reports of “Apple deliberately slows down older devices when new software is released”?

Today while I was choosing an iPhone to buy, a clerk said that choosing iphone 7 would be unwise, as it's old and in few years it will stop receiving updates. At first I thought "so what, device'...
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How big should a macOS Big Sur 11.4 Download be from Big Sur 11.2?

My 13" MacBook Pro 2015 is running macOS Big Sur 11.2.2. I am updating to Big Sur 11.4 and the updater has downloaded nearly 18 gigabytes of data already. Is something wrong?
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iPhone froze during a software update

I plugged my iphone to my mac to update ios to 14.6. During the update when my mac was "preparing the iphone for the update", the wire came unplugged, after which the mac said there was a ...
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iPad Pro update button greyed out

I'm trying to update to 14.6 from 14.5.1 iPad Pro 2018 (cellular) tells me to connect to wifi while it's connected and can access websites from safari. It has no sim inside, nor esim configured. ...
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How to have our App Store listed app auto-upgrade to latest version on “supervised” iPads (or remotely upgrade the app to latest version)

We develop a b2b iOS app that is publicly listed on Apple Store. We lease our clients iPads so that they can use our app. We have full access and ownership of these iPads and we are able to "...
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How can I update an iOS device using Finder without backing it up?

As of macOS Catalina, updating iOS devices is now done using Finder rather than iTunes. Thus, the solution proposed here which uses the command defaults write com.apple.iTunes ...
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macOS Big Sur updates - location of files?

We run a small office with approx 10 Macs all running Big Sur. Whenever a new version of macOS comes out we can download the installer once and then reuse it on every machine, but now I'm trying to ...
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Stop the message 'A software update is required to connect to your iPad' without doing a software update

I'm not interested in updating any software at this point. I would like this message to stop being displayed. Is there way to stop it from being displayed? I would prefer a System Preferences solution,...
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iTunes constantly claims that I have purchased items on iPhone

When I connect my iPhone 2020 SE to my PC and open up iTunes and go to "iPhone" section then I see a message about update waiting to be installed. When I click "Update" I then see:...
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Canceled Mac OS Big Sur update still takes 8 GB of space [duplicate]

I recently downloaded the installer for Mac OS Big Sur, to update my MBP from Catalina. After the download finished, and before I clicked "Install", I had about 35 GB of space left on my ...
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Do the intel Macbooks have an option for Hibernation?

I noticed that Big Sur 12.3 update notes mention that Hibernation support has been added for M1 Macs. I have an intel MacBook Pro and have never noticed an option to Hibernate. In contrast to Windows ...
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Apple Watch Series 3 “Cannot Install Update” due to available storage

I'm attempting to update an Apple Watch Series 3 to watchOS 7.4 via Software Update. When I Download and Install the update, I get the error message: Cannot Install Update To install the watchOS ...
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How to update macOS to version 11.2.3?

My MacBook Air '14 is on macOS 11.2.1: I want to install the update to 11.2.3: And then, after waiting hours for an extremly slow download to finish: Twice! Not sure if it makes sense to try again. ...
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Update of Xcode command line is not installing

Even though I have agreed and downloaded the update it's not installing, It is not even showing any error for not installing. I am currently using macOS 11.2.3 Can any one please help me to solve this?...
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App Store Updates does not renders correctly in High Sierra [duplicate]

It has been around a week that my Updates tab in the App Store looks like this: All the other tabs are looking normal. The only thing I tried was a restart, the iMac does not have any other weird ...
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Big Sur update keeps redownloading

I have been trying to update to Big Sur all morning but it keeps getting reset. So far, it has used up over 40GB data by re-downloading the update again and again. It gets to 12.21GB and stays there ...
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Is there an iOS 13 patch to fix the WebKit exploit fixed in 14.4.2?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidphelan/2021/03/26/apple-releases-ios-1442-unexpected-update-with-urgent-security-fix/ Background information: iOS 14.4.2 fixes a bad WebKit flaw that's being actively ...
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Unable to update to Mac OS 11.2.3?

I have problems updating my MacBook Pro (2016 edition) to the latest version 11.2.3 Big Sur First of all, I am running on 11.2: sw_vers ProductName: macOS ProductVersion: 11.2 BuildVersion: 20D64 ...
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Cant login after update

I am trying to recover a macbook air. The issue came when the unit updated to big sur, and the drive ran out of space. With a thunderbolt cable, I have been able to remove some files to make some ...
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Cannot use software update “SoftwareUpdateNoticationManager quit unexpectedly”, in MacOS 10.15.7 on macbook pro. Softwareupdate crashes everytime

About My Mac: MacBook Pro 11,3 2014, MacOS Catalina macOS 10.15.7 (19H524) Issues: When trying to update MacOS Software using systempreferences or via the notification center Install popup I get 3 ...
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MacOs BigSur update 11.2.3 hangs with Error Domain=SUMacControllerError Code=7749 in logfile

My iMac (Retina 5K, 27", 2020) is not updating to latest MacOS BigSur 11.2.3 from 11.1. It hangs in the UI with "10 minutes left" in the progress bar. The install.log file exposes the ...
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Apache config resetting after every OS update

This is infuriating. I have a lot of custom settings on my development Mac and every time there is an OS upgrade I have to go back and reset everything. I read somewhere that the old config is saved ...
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Tried to factory reset Macbook Air 2014. How do I update from Mavericks 10.9.5 to newer versions? [duplicate]

I am wanting to sell my MacBook Air 2014 and decided to try factory reset it. -I used Mac recovery mode and followed the steps from apple support site (https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT208496) When I ...
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How do I update macOS App Store apps to the latest compatible version?

I have rather belatedly (March 2021) updated my macBook to Mojave. Because I depend on Aperture and other 32-bit apps I can't update to Catalina. brew doctor tells me: Warning: Your Xcode (10.1) is ...
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Waiting for device. Xcode will continue when iPhone is finished WORKAROUND?

This is not an unknown problem and is no doubt partially a very common one. There are many solutions to issues with loading an app to a device and sometimes the simulator but this is very specific to ...
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Why am I seeing a Big Sur Beta 11.3 update available even though I am not enrolled in the Beta Program?

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) model and recently used migration assistant to transfer files from a Macbook Pro Mid-2014 model running Catalina. Previously, I had enrolled in the beta ...
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Update track containing “Instrumental ” to append name, artist and “Instrumental” to each lyric

Over the years, as I added a CD to iTunes, if a song dos not contain lyrics I add "Instrumental" to the lyrics. Now I would like to update it to have the track name, artist and "...
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Big sur “unable to check for updates”

For some reason, I cannot update my MacBook Pro (13', 2017) running Big Sur (11.1). Every time I try using the Software Update tool I get that it is "Unable to check for updates". If I try ...
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camera is not working on Macbook Pro 13 MacOs11.2.2

Recently I have updated my MacBook Pro 2019 to Big Sur 11.2.2 then I found that the notebook camera stopped working despite normal. Seems like it stops working after the first shot. Is there a ...
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iPad OTA pushed update

I have an iPad Pro (3rd generation 12.9) jailbroken with #unc0ver on 12.3.1 (I’ve had an issue saving blobs on this device.) I saw a pushed update for iPadOs to 14.3. Can I update to this since it's ...
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What's the best way to prevent my Mac from updating macOS?

I'd like to keep my Mac on Catalina forever. Other than disabling "Automatically keep my Mac up to date", is there anything else I can do to prevent my Mac from upgrading to newer macOS ...
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Unable to install an update via the softwareupdate command line tool

I am trying to install a macOS update from the command line. Let's see what updates are available: $/usr/sbin/softwareupdate -l Software Update Tool Finding available software Software Update found ...
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How to update macOS to latest release of current version?

I am on Catalina 10.15.3 and do not want to move to Big Sur just yet. Software Update does have the option to update to Big Sur but I am unable to determine how to do just a minor point update. How ...
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Why does updating Big Sur make my Mac start in Recovery mode?

After updating my Mac to Big Sur, every single 11.x update of Mac OS (including the update to Big Sur itself, as well as the latest to 11.4) ends up with restarting my Mac to Recovery mode, that is, I ...
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macOS Big Sur deadlock update

This evening my macOS Big Sur requested a restart for an "important update". After macOS reboot, I get a screen made of a background with standard Big Sur wallpaper and a mid-size centred-...
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Does a Big Sur 11.x Update kill genuine Apple SSDs in MacBook Pro 13" Early 2015?

I've heard quite a few stories of Big Sur bricking older MacBooks, but I'm not quite sure in which way precisely they get bricked (motherboard or just SSD), so question is whether the following story ...
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Password doesn't work for software update but does for everything else

I have a mac mini running Big Sur. My password is fine for logging in at start up and authorising everything, except the system software update. I haven't found an answer online as to why. Anybody got ...
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disable siri permanently in big sur

Every time my Big Sur Macbook Pro does an automatic overnight update and reboots, it presents a checkbox offering to enable Siri. Can this perpetual nag be disabled? (In System Preferences, I leave ...
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Big Sur 11.3 beta removes command line tools (CLT) and reinstalls same version present on 11.2

Prior to 11.3 beta install: Xcode: 12.4.0.0.1.1610135815 CommandLineTools: 12.4.0.0.1.1610135815 Post 11.3 beta Xcode: 12.4.0.0.1.1610135815 CommandLineTools: not installed <--------------- I ...
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iCloud Drive sync breaks when new security update comes out?

I have noticed (it happened a second time now) that when a security update shows up in System Preferences the iCloud Drive doesn't upload anymore (probably download is affected too, but I didn't test)....

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