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

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Bricked by Monterey 12.5 update - what happened to my Mac?

The following are some details of a system failure and recovery process that I’ve worked through over the last week. Even though things seem relatively stable now, I’m keen to get any thoughts on what ...
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How do I force install updates that `softwareupdate -l` doesn't show (but should)?

(16in 2019 Intel MBP, 12.3.1) So I'm trying to apply software updates that should get me from 12.3.1 to 12.5, and am well past the stage of trying to get the system Software Update tool to apply them. ...
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How do I get rid of superfluous outdated software updates?

I have updated to macOS Monterey 12.5 and Xcode 13.4.1 and installed the CLI tools for Xcode 13.4.1. But Software Update keeps telling me to update the command line tools for 13.2 13.3 and 13.4: % ...
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Software update preference pane and manual update using terminal both hang

Both software update in the Preferences Pane and the manual software update are hanging. What could be the problem? OSX 10.15.7
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How to update apps on old iPad without App Store

Im using an old IPad that I just got and I’m trying to play a game but whenever I open the game it asks me to update it, brings me to the App Store just to tell me there’s no update. What do I do?
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How can I force Software Update to check again?

I sometimes get into a situation where Software Update simply displays a message where it says it could not connect to any Apple servers. How can I force it to check again after I solve the ...
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Turn off adverts for Macos upgrades (while keeping automatic updates)

I'm running MacOS Catalina. I get two kinds of notifications about updating my OS: notifications about security updates to Catalina if they couldn't be installed automatically reminders to upgrade ...
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Prevent download of "Install macOS Monterey.app"?

My old mac keeps downloading the monterey macos update installer even though I've told it not to in the system settings. It's also bugging me about installing it every day. Is there any way for me to ...
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How to Install XProtect Update When MacOS Fails to Install?

This on a 2017 21" Retina iMac running MacOS 12.4. SilentKnight from The Eclectic Light Company says that XProtect needs to be updated: XProtect 2159, 64 should be 2161, 65 "Install system ...
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Should I install all versions of Xcode CL tools update? [duplicate]

I got a prompt to install updates. MacOS 12.4 I don't have XCode installed just the XCode command line tools, version: 13.0.0.0.1.1627064638 All these updates seem to be different versions of the ...
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Manually manage the download of OS updates?

I'm on Big Sur 11.6.5. The system tried to upgrade to 12.1 four times. Each time it spent 1 hour downloading, then restarted and I'm still on 11.6.5 (no error). Someone said that I need to first ...
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How to tell whether a re-install failed

I tried to do a re-install, and got a message that it could not be done. I tried again, and when I came back before the predicted two-plus hours were complete, it was at log in screen. So I don't ...
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Software Update shows multiple Command Line Tools updates for Xcode versions not even installed

Following problems with the GNU gcc compiler installed through brew (messages about missing libraries that suddenly started appearing) I had to reinstall Xcode 13.4.1 yesterday. This morning I’m now ...
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Notifications stopped working after iOS 15.5 update - possible bug?

My girl has an iPhone 6S, which received an update a few weeks ago - the iOS 15.5. After the update was installed notifications from all apps (WhatsApp, Signal, Gmail, Skype etc.) she would normally ...
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Is there an official download link for a manual installer for iOS 14.8.1? [duplicate]

I want to install it on my iPhone 6s (to patch some security flaws with 14.8) but Software update only offers iOS 15.5. Is there an official download link to download a manual installer package for ...
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iPhone 12 Pro OS doesn't respond to touch after update

I have an iPhone 12 Pro that's a few years old at this point. There's a recent update I've put off a handful of times, however this morning, I notice my cellular and wifi disabled with a message ...
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How can I update the firmware on my 2017 iMac without its original SSD?

I've just discovered that the firmware on my 2017 27" iMac running macOS 10.14.6 is outdated. The boot ROM version is 181.0.0.0.0 according to System Information. I'd like to update it, partly ...
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Is there a way to update macOS offline?

I am using a MacBook offline. Is it possible to Air Drop the latest version of the OS or something to this machine so that I can update it offline?
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iPhone 11 keeps rebooting and won’t let me update

My iPhone 11 keeps Ree booting and won’t let me update please can someone help every time I try upgrade it reboots it’s self
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How to determine which apps are incompatible with an iOS upgrade?

Since apps sometimes stopped working after an iOS upgrade in the past, I’m curious as how to know in advance which apps will be affected (I don’t wanna use any trial-and-error approach). This ...
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External Hard Drive No Longer Detected On Macbook Pro

My MacBook froze and I had the spinning wheel. At that time I had my 2TB external drive mounted of which I have never had problems during multiple uses. I had to hold down power and just restart so I ...
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How can I update my iMac G4?

I have an iMac G4 and I want to update it to OS X 10.4. I checked and all is OK, but I don't know were can I download the install DVD! Can I use this https://archive.org/details/macosx10....
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Block macOS updates beyond a specific version level?

I need to prevent one of my macs from upgrading beyond macOS 12.2.1 and I'm trying to work out if there is a configuration that can block this. I have an application that still relies on Python 2. ...
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MacOS update stuck in infinite loop

My MacBook Pro is acting weird, so I decided to try an advertised update and reboot. The Update window says I've got two available updates, and that I should restart now. I click that, it gives me ...
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Is it possible to update a MacOS app without requiring admin privilege?

I use an app called Workflowy on MacOS. I need to use a separate account on my Mac that doesn’t have admin privileges right now. Whenever Workflowy has an update, I need to enter the admin username ...
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How to properly update Mac Mini M1 to Monterey

I have a Mac Mini M1 which I want to have its OS updated. When I try to go with the normal procedure: go to Settings > Check Update and install it, I get this problem: the bar at the top of the ...
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Use MacOS Update file for installation on other volume/partition

I have a M1 dual boot configuration with two installations of MacOS in separate APFS volumes. I recently updated one of them to Monterey. When I boot into the other system running Mojave, it also ...
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Why are my updates being managed by swscan.apple.com?

I would like to find a well-substantiated answer to WHY this is appearing, not simply claims about WHAT it is that appear in this other question's answers. It is really creepy (for someone who owns ...
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Different apps stopped working after updating to Monterey 12.3.1 from 12.2.1

Yesterday I have updated my M1 Mac mini from 12.2.1 (or .2) to 12.3.1. I had some work apps opened (vscode, figma, slack, firefox..) so I decided to let the Mac update given that my work day was over. ...
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TrialArchivingService is this a new process or is it malware?

Found this new process TrialArchivingService that was using a lot of cpu. It was started by user. Has anyone else seen this process. All input is welcome. OS - Monterey 12.3 Thanks, M
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Shutting down to install update

Is shutting down to install updates not a thing anymore? I used to download updates, cancel when it prompted to restart, shut down the machine, and it would start installing the update, and finish the ...
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Can't upgrade M1 MBP past Monterey 12.0

I have an M1 MacBook Pro, model identifier MacBookPro18,1. It seems I am stuck on OS version 12.0. The Software Update pane in settings shows: Running softwareupdate -l in Terminal returns: Software ...
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Mac shut down during update

I just tried updating my Mac mini to the latest version of macOS, and when I thought the update was finished, my Mac wouldn’t start up or display any image on my monitor. I shut down my Mac with the ...
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iMac + Catalina : System Update stalls

I have an iMac (bought in 2019), with macOS 10.15.7 and 16 GB of main memory. I don't have intentions to update to macOS 11 or higher, but I want to install security updates. One day I noticed that my ...
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How to block all Software Update Notifications in macOS?

The Software Updates in System Preferences are all disabled. In spite of this macOS continues to show Notification Banners in Catalina (and Big Sur) which some users accidentally click to initiate an ...
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How do I actually download this "Big Sur" upgrade when everything is a dead end and all online instructions are lying? [duplicate]

I've now wasted countless hours of my life, just being led around in circles with broken links and broken commands. My mum has a MacBook Air from "early 2014" running El Capitan 10.11.6. The ...
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macOS web browser based on Chrome/Chromium that does not auto-update in background?

On my new M1 system I've decided to switch to the desktop Safari browser for battery, privacy, and security reasons. However, many websites are designed for Chrome/Chromium and it would be good to ...
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why after updating my iphone and trying to hotspot to my mac air, both updated, a get the message: a software update is required to connect to <MAC> [duplicate]

This message comes up after I have updated, or factory reset my phone and I try to hotspot to my mac air. It has been happening for a few years now, I cannot get rid off the box however I can still ...
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Does Apple ever update the firmware on their USB C AC power adapters?

I have a MacBook Air (Intel, 2020) that came with the 30W official Apple OEM power adapter. If I use the power adapter with my MacBook Air and check “System Report > Hardware > Power” and scroll ...
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External SSD won't boot after Monterey update

Devices / OS (related to issue):  • MacBook Pro 15″ 2018   • Samsung T5 Portable SSD 1TB - GUID Partition Map Scheme / APFS   • macOS Monterey (12.2) I've been using Samsung T5 SSD (connected via ...
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Trying to install macOS Mojave on a mid-2012 MacBook Pro

I've been trying to install macOS Mojave on this thing for a few hours now but I've come across a few problems. If I try to update it through the appstore software updates it gives me error (102), you ...
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MacBook Air update to Big Sur broke my Spotlight search

I have been experiencing multiple issues since upgrading to Big Sur. My zsh terminal takes upto 30s to open (never happened before) My Firefox tabs crash when I wake my Mac from sleep Spotlight ...
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iMac [2012] crashed while update to iso Catalina

Try to update my 2012 iMac to Catalina, unluckily it crashed during updated. it crashed after it already downloaded the new iso. Try to switch on and it goes to white screen and seem the mac is still ...
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Can I upgrade a 2011 iMac beyond High Sierra 10.13.6?

I want to update beyond High Sierra in order to be able to run latest Citrix app on this "old" iMac from mid-2011 (that still works very well).
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Monterey update fails against APFS volume because "it cannot be converted to Apple File System (APFS)"

Attempting to update macOS Catalina 10.15.7 to Monterey on 16" Macbook Pro (late 2019) via Software Update fails because "disk2s2 is not convertible to APFS: You may not install to this ...
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Install macOS from external hard drive on my Macbook Pro

My Macbook Pro has the prohibitory symbol I am in a remote location where I can't connect to the internet for a long time. I have the macOS Monterey installer saved on an external hard drive. I ...
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OS update not showing up (Macbook Air early 2015, 10.13.6)

I've just tried to install Adobe Bridge on my wife's Air, and got the message that I need a newer macOS for it. Having checked the OS version, I noticed it hasn't been updated since 10.13.6, which is ...
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Cannot update Windows with Bitlocker enabled on Bootcamp - in either PowerShell or Setttings menu

The cause of my issue seems straightforward: I enabled BitLocker on a MacBook Pro, early 2015 model which out-of-the-factory is only available with an Intel processor. That having been said - and ...
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Watch refuses to update watchOS 7 on iOS 14.8

Having updated an iPhone from iOS 14.3 to iOS 14.8, the paired Apple Watch should be able to update from watchOS 7.3.3 to a newer version of watchOS 7. According to https://www.theiphonewiki.com/wiki/...
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Are Time Machine backups completely fail proof? [closed]

During OS update, some people report that the update fails and turns the machine into a brick, forcing them to take it to Apple. Fail proof: No matter what, you can revert back. Can I trust Time ...
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