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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Deleting Relocated Items after Catalina updates

Catalina updates have left a folder ~/Users/Shared/Relocated Items, with an alias on the Desktop, & containing 2 folders, System & usr. No matter what I do, sending them to the Bin, using ...
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Updating to macOS Catalina gets stuck, when trying to update from OS X Mavericks

I'm trying to update a MacBook Air from early 2014 that runs OS X Mavericks (desktop) to the latest macOS (Catalina). I downloaded the installer for macOS Catalina from the App Store and when going ...
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Can I submit an iOS App update to the App Store but hold the release of the update for a later date?

I have an app that I have to update to work with the new backend. The new backend will be deployed some time in the next X days. Is it possible to submit the update for review, but not have it ...
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MacOS command-line security updates: equivalent for apt-get update all

I am accustomed to updating systems with sudo apt get update and would like to ensure MacOS security updates are installed from the command line. This `software update' command was issued on my ...
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How do I install Xcode if I'm getting this message “Xcode can’t be installed on “Mac HD” because macOS version 10.14.4”?

So I'm programming on a MacBook from mid-2010, and I have the most recent update (10.13.6) but when I try to install Xcode it says I need to update again, but it's not listed as an update in the ...
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Are my macOS man pages outdated?

I run macOS 10.14.6, "Mojave". I've been studying man screen to make some changes to its default behavior. The 2nd & 4th paragraphs under CUSTOMIZATION read: When screen is invoked, it executes ...
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Is there any way to manually download the files downloaded by the Windows build of Apple Software Update?

If installing the Boot Camp drivers onto a Mac, the Apple Software Update application is included as part of the installation. The installer for Apple Software Update appears to set a scheduled task ...
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iPad mini wont update over iOS 10

I have been trying to update my iPad mini. But I don’t know what version it is. And I tried on the Mac computer, but it says current update is iOS 9.3.5. And it won’t let me make a new Apple account.
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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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macOS Catalina software updates issue

During parallel downloading Xcode and installing homebrew, I stopped installing Command Line Tools for Xcode. Now I can see in Software Update two items related to that. With different versions. After ...
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How to get rid of the "Flash Player Auto Update Daemon” popup?

Since the launch of Catalina I've been getting this popup about "Flash Player Auto Update Daemon" that I cannot figure out how to get rid of, even though I'm still using Mojave. I know it's a 32-bit ...
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Opening any of the iWork suite brings up over 80 dialogs in a row

Upon opening Pages, Keynote or Numbers I'm informed that it "needs to download the font X" with a skip or a download button via a dialog (great choice, something that remains in the centre of the ...
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Does iOS download only changes or whole app when updating an app?

I noticed the downloading of app updates is really fast on my iPhone X (iOS 13). Like for example the facebook app shows about 250MB in size on the update screen of the appstore but it's finished ...
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App Store will not update applications on iOS 13.2.3, iPadOS 13.2.3 or macOS 10.15.1

It happened since 13.2.2 and I thought maybe this recent 13.2.3 could fix it but I was wrong. When I tap "Update" the indicator spins for a short period and then "Update" reappears. I have called ...
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Why can't iPhone 11 on iOS 13.0 upgrade to 13.2.2? [duplicate]

A friend got a brand new iPhone 11 just over three weeks ago. It's running iOS 13.0 (17A577), so presumably it hasn't ever had a software update. When my friend tries to update iOS to the current ...
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Apple Update server names - iOS devices & tvOS devices

For a few years now, our Net Admin has blocked WiFi access to Apple servers which provide updates to iOS devices. We do this to minimize traffic to our users' devices when new updates are released, (...
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How do I force macOS to update? [duplicate]

How do I force macOS to update? When I try to open Xcode I get the message that I'm not running a new enough version of macOS. However, the software updater menu says I'm up-to-date.
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Is it possible to turn permanently off annoying MacOS update notifications? [duplicate]

I have Mojave. I found that I can silent all notifications if I go under notifications and specify do not disturb all day. However I think this also means that I will not get any important ...
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After installing a dictionary deinstalling apps doesn‘t work

I installed a dictionary under the newest ipados and since then I‘m not able to deinstall the app. I tried already using the deinstallation over the manager of the ipad-storage under the general ...
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Stop System Preferences Software Update to notify me of a OS update [duplicate]

I am on Mojave and I will not ever upgrade to Catalina because I have 32 bit stuff I am not planning to ditch. Software Updates in System Preferences still shows that there is one 'update', i.e. a ...
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Please help me repair my update catalog

I have a MacBook Pro 15" mid 2014 model. I was attempting to fix catalog issues because I could not install Catalina. Now, all I am offered is Catalina Beta. I used the command /usr/sbin/...
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Can I just backup my data in Time Machine before I update into an OS update?

When I attempted to update my MacOS to Catalina, I had a devastating 2 days worth of troubleshooting my Mac. It says it can't install the current update. I've reworked with Apple Support back and ...
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Mac won't boot after Mojave 10.14.6 update

here's hoping that someone may be able to help. I updated my Mac to Mojave 10.14.6, from 10.14.4, I think, and when I returned to the Mac, was greeted by the message that no disk could be found, and ...
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My MBP won’t start up and I can’t recover it using Time Machine

This morning I wanted to restart my MacBook, and while it was loading, all of a sudden it got shut down. I think that it was downloading updates and couldn't install those because there was not enough ...
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Find date of upgrade from Mojave to Catalina

I always update my 2017 Macbook pro as soon as an OS update comes out. I guess I learned my lesson of not installing the .0 version of any Mac OS update. I finally gave up on fixing various issues ...
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Cannot download Office 365 on macOS El-Capitan

I have a powerpoint assignment due for my class but although I purchased Microsoft 365, I can't download it to my computer because my Mac won't update to Mojave. I contacted Apple support and even got ...
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Software update on obsolete system: is it real?

I've got an old PowerPC Mac Mini running Leopard that I keep around to run legacy software. Today, for the first time in years, Software Update opened up, offering to upgrade Airport Utility from 5.2....
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Offline Updates for macOS 10.15 Catalina?

In the past, it was almost-always possible to get offline installers for Apple macOS updates from https://support.apple.com/downloads/ (you get a PKG file in a DMG file). However the same doesn't ...
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Postpone Catalina upgrade notifications?

Software Upgrade is starting to prompt me to upgrade to Catalina. For various reasons I would like to wait a while, say two months, and I would like for Software Upgrade to wait nagging me until then....
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Catalina update not showing

I installed MacOS 10.15 public beta when it came out and I've updated to a few other betas. Since Catalina update came out, I've not been able to install it because it doesn't show up. I've deleted ...
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macOS asking to install supplemental 10.15 Catalina update inspite of running the latest stable release of Catalina

I am currently running Catalina 10.15 but the software update module still shows that I need to install the supplemental update, Now, the issue is, in order to get rid of this update notification I ...
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“PKDownloadError error 8” upon Catalina update

How do I resolve this? Error was encountered on a 2018 MacBook Air.
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Can't upgrade to Catalina - only Catalina Beta is available

Stupidly self-inflicted issue here. For whatever reason, my initial upgrade to Catalina didn't go well. It could not be verified first time around. Restarted. Update not found. Restarted again and ...
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How to install iOS 13 on iPhone 6s?

What I’ve tried so far: On this screen I hit ‘Download and Install’ and then ‘Continue’: After that, nothing ever happens. I’ve waited for ~10h, left it connected to the charger the whole night. ...
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Unselectable input: Catalina supplemental update: UpdateSystemLanguages is trying to modify your system settings

I just installed a supplemental update to macOS 10.15. In the release notes, one list item states • Fixes an issue that prevented Setup Assistant from completing during some installations ...
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Can't find where macOS FUSE is on my system to uninstall and update it

I get this error message every time I login (after recently updated to Catalina). The installed version of FUSE is too old for the operating system. Please upgrade your FUSE installation to one ...
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(Catalina) Is there a progress status when updating iPhone?

In the new Catalina MacOS iPhone interface (from the Finder). Is there a way to see the progress (numerical or percentage) of the iPhone update download and update? Currently, there's only a ...
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Cannot Upgrade Xcode 11 to Xcode 11.1

I'm unable to upgrade Xcode 11GM to 11.1 for some time on my Mid 2014 MacBook Pro running macOS Catalina. I've installed Xcode from Mac AppStore ages ago (IIRC circa 2014), and upgraded step by step ...
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Does Sys Prefs > Software Upgrade > “Automatically keep my Mac up to date” automatically install Catalina on a Mac running Mojave?

Given a Mac running macOS Mojave, does turning on the checkbox "Automatically keep my Mac up to date" in System Preferences > Software Update mean that Catalina will automatically be installed? I ...
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Delete macOS Catalina Installed Files

I have downloaded macOS Catalina, through the software upgrade, and it doesn't install for me, and it keeps adding the downloaded software to my storage, so I downloaded the OS upgrade once it went ...
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How to remove an eroneous system update from the App Store?

I recently ran the 10.14.6 updater on my MacPro and the installer glitched and deleted my admin privileges from my boot drive. The computer still worked, but constantly stalled since it thought I didn'...
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Remove Catalina Update files from Mojave

I automatically downloaded the Catalina update on my Mojave system but did not install it yet. I want to keep Mojave and therefore I want to delete the update files to save disk space. Where are they ...
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Why is the update not downloaded automatically?

My Mac tells me since a few days that the Catalina update is available. The "advanced update" settings say: But yet: I would have hoped/assumed that having that "Download" item checked ... would ...
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Am I still on iOS 13 beta?

I have an iPhone XS which I updated to iOS 13 beta on early August (perhaps around beta 5) and I have been receiving updates. At this moment, I think I should have received iOS 13 stable already but ...
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macOS Catalina update failing due to low disk space

I am trying to update my MacBook to new macOS Catalina. But my downloading had failed twice. Now I downloaded installer but I can't update because I have low disk space. Because when my download was ...
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Blinking question mark folder after updating from Mojave to Catalina

I used macOS Mojave on mid-2014 MacBook Pro before update. While installation it forced me to restart. After restart nightmare has been started. The Blinking question mark folder has appeared on my ...
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How to delete softwareupdate cache to download Catalina GM

I tried multiple times to reboot, unenroll from beta, download new profile installer and tried to delete preferences. However, I still download Instalation where the Info.plist for DTSDKBuild key is ...
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Why does App Store start updating Xcode when latest version already installed?

I have installed Xcode 11.0 manually from an Xcode_11.xip file. My Xcode installed successfully and it shows version 11.0 in its about page. But whenever I boot my Mac, the App Store always starts ...
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iPhone XR not seeing iOS 13.1 update

I know roll-outs are staggered, but 10 days (and two minor releases) later I'm fairly sure I should have been offered an update (all other iOS/iPadOS devices in the house have been). I've restarted ...
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Getting “Unable to Check for Update” error when trying to update to iOS 13.1

I’m currently running iOS 13. When trying to update to iOS 13.1, I get the following error after opening the software update screen: I’m using an iPhone XS Max. I’ve tried the following without ...