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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Catalina update 10.15.4 freezes with 5 min. remaining

I’m trying to update, but the installer hangs with five minutes left, and no reboot sequence can get around the installer. It’s not a space issue. There’s ~300GB on the SSD. Pressing the power button ...
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Trying to update macOS to Catalina 10.15.4 asks to restart again and again

When I open Software Update, I have: An update is available for your Mac macOS Catalina 10.15.4 Update When I click on "Update Now", I have a window with: To update, you must restart ...
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Can not update to Catalina

I have macOS 10.14.6 and can not upgrade to Catalina on 2016 MacBook Pro. The message says I am already up to date.
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Error 1667 while updating iPad 4 from iOS 7.1.1 to iOS 10.3.4

I got an old iPad 4, which I just recently wanted to reactivate (Please note: My device and computer have system language set to German, so the error messages are just rough translations). To use it I ...
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FileVault decryption process stuck + iCloud login fail + regular shutdown impossible. What is the problem?

so I am assuming the following problems are all connected as they all appeared more or less at the same time, so please allow me to quickly recap: I have a Macbook mid 2012, 10.13.6 High Sierra. Half ...
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Why are brew formulas and casks that outdated?

Brew packages are often quite old and especially casks do not get updates for years. I have used Arch Linux before and might be spoiled by Pacman and the Arch User Repository. Its really a different ...
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Catalina - iPhone Update Problems

Sorry if this question is poorly worded, as I am new to MacOS. I bought this computer to be able to more easily work with my iphones at my shop. I have an iPhone 8 plus that is disabled, so I am ...
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Is it safe to update to OS Catalina while running Logic Pro X version 10.4.6?

I have heard some negative reports concerning Logic's behaviour when updating to Mac OS Catalina. I also had a friend who updated and couldn't even open the program because it was way to glitchy and ...
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How to update bridgeOS without internet connection?

We recently tried to update an air gapped Mac Mini 2018 with the 10.14.6 Combo Update. It failed because the bridgeOS version was too old. On an internet connected Mac it just downloads the latest ...
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iMovie Auto update

I bought my Apple IPad in 2017. How can I update the iMovie software in my iPad so that I get additional features like reducing background noise, equaliser etc.
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macOS hangs on logout when installing system updates

My 2018 13" MacBook Pro has been having problems installing system updates. I don't remember when it started, but it's definitely been happening since upgrading to Catalina, if not before. I'll get ...
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macOS Catalina installer customization

Is it possible to modify the files of the macOS Catalina installer to not require the admin password on install? For example changing a plist or editing an executable.
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How do I permanently turn off updates?

Every night my MacBook turns off and updates. I've switched off every System Preference I can find but still, if I go to sleep and come back, it's either trying to restart on account of the Software ...
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Macbook Air stuck at start after update to 10.15.3

This morning my MacBook Air (13" Core i5 1.8GHz 8GB RAM 256GB SSD - MQD42Y/A - A1466 - 2017), prompted me for updating to Mac OSX Catalina 10.15.3. So I did. Everything went fine during install. But ...
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Not sure whats happening here (cant update past 10.15.1 - late 2012 mac mini)

Consider the image So I downloaded the delta and combo 10.15.2 update for mac osx. I first started noticing something odd when I re-installed catalina on my mac mini 2012 - which is supported. As ...
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iPhone XR stuck on update

Apple iPhone XR gets stuck on update. Usual reset (quickly press and release Volume Up, quickly press and release Volume Down, press and hold side button) doesn't help. I found this issue on apple ...
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How do I trigger Appstore check for app updates manually?

I'm using a firewall and by default, everything, including checking for updates is blocked. In some situations, I'd like to disable the firewall and trigger such checks manually. How do I do that?
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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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