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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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:
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My iPad Air Wi-Fi (A1474) won't restart after getting a new system update

After I updated my iPad Air Wi-Fi (A1474), I couldn't get it to turn on again. What could have possibly gone wrong and how do I rectify?
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What is the latest version of firmware for the AirPods (first generation)?

My AirPods still show a firmware version of 3.7.2 after many months. Is that the version 3.7.2 current in January 2019?
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How to guarantee a clean install of macOS Mojave from an external USB drive

I recently received some Mac Mini's (2014 2.8 i5 16GB RAM) purchased online which came installed with El Capitain. I was concerned that the there could be a root kit installed on these second-hand ...
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macOS Mojave update - what was updated?

My macOS laptop showed a prompt top-right of the screen to restart and install updates. It took about 30 minutes so I guess it was something serious. Now MySQL (through brew) won't start so I'm ...
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How do I get the 10.13.6 update to (reboot and) install?

I have macOS 10.13.4 on my Mac. In the App Store, it shows 10.13.6 as an available Software Update. When I click the "Update" button, I get the notification in the top-right corner of my screen: ...
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10.6.8 Update Combo Failed Unknown Error

I recently received an old iMac 27" aluminum unibody core 2 duo (EMC 2309: 2009 model) that was having troubles with the graphics card after High Sierra installation. I was looking to set it up as a ...
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blurry pdf in Preview & Safari on OSX Mojave

I have just updated from High Sierra to Mojave and discovered that Preview displays PDF files in an extremely blurry way (before the update it was fine). My screen is 27'' Thunderbolt display. The ...
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Software update on iPod touch 4th generation

I have an iPod touch 4th generation that won't download software update or reset to factory settings. What can I do?
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a newer version of iphone software is available while I am already on 12.1.2

I have iPhone 8 Plus Around 12/15(approx) I took backup on my MacBook Pro iTunes 12.9.2.5 and then updated to 12.1.2 on phone itself by going to Settings > General > Software Update Today I ...
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Why is my iPhone prompting me to install an update meant for iPhone XS?

I am using an iPhone 7 in Turkey. My iPhone is prompting me to install a software update which appears to be meant for iPhone XS. Is this normal? I just want to make sure my iPhone isn't hacked and ...
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App Store won’t let me update from 10.13.4 to 10.13.6 - why?

I’ve got 10.13.4 running on a MacBook Pro. When I go to the App Store it says in order to download the latest version of iMovie I need 10.13.6. But there is no option to download 10.13.6 via the ...
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How to delete partially downloaded updates in High Sierra?

I'm trying to update my Macbook Pro to the latest security update for High Sierra but the download doesn't seem to finish and is working in a really weird way. I tried to cancel the current update, ...
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How to extract Software Update in macOS 10.14?

I have 4 macs. Every time when there is an update it means I have to download 2-3GB of software update across all my macs. This seems inefficient at best. Is there a method to extract software updates ...
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Macos Mojave restart got stuck

I was trying to update my Mac to Mojave but when it was restarting it got stuck and all I see is apple logo. I am not sure what happened and how can I get back to start m Mac. Any help please. This ...
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Does macOS install updates when you reboot if not explicitly allowed to?

On Windows, when updates are available, you are not allowed to reboot your computer without installing them which takes quite a long time. On my Mac, a normal update is available. If I reboot ...
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Can't install the software because it is not currently available from the software update server - iPad

I'm attempting to sync my iPad with my MacBook pro, but every time I plug it in I'm getting a message from iTunes, "A software update is required to connect to your iOS device." When I click "Install,"...
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How can I disable the red Software Update notification bubble on the System Preferences app in MacOS Mojave (not App Store)?

I keep the "System Preferences" app icon in my dock in Mojave. I recently checked for updates, and found one, but I'm not ready to install it just yet and the red notification dot over the settings ...
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Macbook Pro 2016 stuck on “restarting” after installing mojave

Whenever I try to upgrade my macbook with updates which require a system restart, it will begin the update then freeze on the screen with an apple logo and partially filled progress bar with the text "...
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Is there a way to disable update notifications in Mojave?

Short of killing all notifications, is there a way to stop "Updates Available" notifications from showing up, for app and system updates? I already have "Automatically keep my Mac up to date" ...
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Mojave 10.14.1 software update bypassing password

I have my setting to 'Automatic login' disabled. The 10.14.1 software update, ended up in the desktop, without going through the locked password screen. Since this is the first update through the ...
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Can't update Developer Tools on Mojave

Hello, This question is about the Command Line Developer Tools that are usually installed with xcode-select --install and updated via a software update from the Mac App Store (at least until macOS 10....
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MBP boots into recovery mode/Installation log showing error logs after restarting

Yesterday I updated something through the MacBook Appstore. I really do not know what I was updating exactly. I only know it was in the AppStore. It could've been an update from High Sierra to Mojave. ...
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Updating to security update 2008-002 10.13.6 gives error 602

I get an error 602 when I try to run this update. I have had this in the past and resolved it by turning off automatic proxy configuration but that does not help in this case. Running it in safe mode ...
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Mojave App Store Updates page only shows one item

I'm on 10.14.1 Beta 5 but this has been occurring since the official release of Mojave. When I open the App Store and click on the Updates tab on the left, I expect to see a list of apps that were ...
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iPhone shows Personal Hotspot icon as off but it still has users connected

The iphone 7 on our account turns hotspot off when out of range of wifi but still showing users connected. In fact the users are connected but hot spot icon is off. Huge amounts of Data used. My Wife ...
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How can I make application update sleamless by avoiding the administrator password prompts?

I like to keep my applications updated but I find the update prompts intrusive and really annoying as they fail to happen during the night time due to priviledge escalation prompts which are blocking. ...
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AirPrint stopped working after upgrade to iOS 12.0

I cannot print from Notes on my iPhone 6s+ since updating my phone to iOS 12.0 and I get the following error: No AirPrint Printers Found. My bonjour printer settings have not changed, and my router ...
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Will updating macOS delete my kext configuration I have after disabling discrete GPU permanently from EFI?

I have followed all the instructions provided at MacBook Pro: How to disable discrete GPU permanently from EFI? My question is: Is it safe to update my macOS to latest High Sierra or even to Mojave ...
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Is there a way to validate that an apple update is legitimate?

I have reason to suspect that somebody may have had unauthorized access to my computer. I've just reset my copy of OS X from the recovery partition. Afterwards, I was prompted twice to update my OS ...
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An unexpected error occurred while signing in. Failure, in Mojave

Installed Mojave (10.14 (18A391)) this week from App Store in High Sierra. Now I was gonna perform a software update, but as soon as I startd the App Store it asks me to sign in, and when I press "...
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macOS Mojave download problem from Mac App Store

Anyone has any solution for macOS Mojave download problem? When downloading the installer app from the Mac App Store, the download resumes fine, but just when it's about to complete, it disappears, ...
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Update applications with another users AppleID - possible bug?

The situations is this. I installed all the the relevant apps from the App Store on my MacBook Pro using my AppleID and the apps could be updated for a long time using my AppleID. Some time ago I ...
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How to update OS X when App Store is giving error: “Unable to verify software update.(700)”?

I'm running OS X 10.13.6 on a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018). App Store shows one available update, "The macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update 2 for MacBook Pro (2018)". Attempting to install ...
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MacBook Pro 2018 - “You can't open the application ”iTunes“ because it is being update”

I was installing the updates for iTunes because I wanted to connect my iPhone to my Mac. However, I closed my MacBook prematurely since I didn't realise that they were still updating and now iTunes ...
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Cannot upgrade software using a .pkg installer

I have an iMac running High Sierra 10.13.6. I tried to use Google Earth a few days ago and I got an updated software message. I followed the instructions and downloaded a .pkg file. When I run the ...
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App Store on High Sierra suggests Mojave-only updates

I'm currently on macOS High Sierra (10.13.6) and I've just received three update notifications from the Mac App Store: Keynote 8.2 update Numbers 5.2 update, and Pages 7.2 update All of them are ...
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Software Update command (on Mac) not listing all the updates

On regular basis, I check for OS and App updates using terminal and softwareupdate command Recently, there was update of Slack app but command output didn't show the same. I was able to view update ...
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MacPorts: Install non-dependencies past error

Introduction At times, MacPorts fails to build something because of an error. Previously, @tyilo asked on AskDifferent how to ignore these error and continue installing the other ports (link). ...
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What should I do with MacOS 10.12.6 update that the App Store forgot it downloaded?

I'm running MacOS 10.12.4 and I have a time machine backup that’s relatively current. I decided to download the 10.12.6 point update in the App Store. It downloaded the roughly 2 GB file. (I did not ...
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Chrome Extentions Autoupdate

So I am wondering if it's possible that Google chrome extensions can be updated even if the computer/device turned off?
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Does OS X support a mechanism for security updates similar to apt-get?

I have used brew to install software, is there a similar command line mechanism to download the OS's security updates?
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How can I update MacBook Air Lion when I can't review Apple ID with El Capitan?

My wife has bought a used MacBook Air with macOS 10.7.5 and needs to update to allow installation of a couple of apps. The problem: Cannot update macOS from App Store without reviewing Apple ID ...
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Mac app update only 207 bytes

I have an iMac running macOS High Sierra. I've recently noticed that multiple app updates through the Mac App Store are reported to be just 207 bytes long when downloading the update. Is this normal ...
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iOS: How to fix “Software Update Failed”?

I am trying to update my iPhone to iOS 11.4.1. However, when attempting to check for software update, I am receiving the following error message: How do I overcome this issue and install the software ...
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Cannot update macOS with new Apple ID

I have a MacBook Pro with macOS 10.8.5. I am trying to update to High Sierra with a new Apple ID. After entering my Apple ID it says 'This Apple ID has not been used with the App Store, please review ...
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How to handle stuck updates?

I've got a (current other than this latest update - edit macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Update) OS X which has stopped updating. It lists the update, goes through the install, says to reboot. However, ...
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Trouble upgrading from macOS Sierra to High Sierra/Mojave (Flashing Question Mark Folder)

I am running macOS Sierra 10.12.6 on a MacBook Pro (15 inch, 2017) with 16 GB of RAM, a 256 GB SSD and Radeon 555 dedicated graphics. I've tried and failed to install both the macOS High Sierra and ...
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iPad 2 can't update past iOS 9.3.5

My brother gave me his iPad 2. It doesn't update to iOS 10. How can I get it to allow me to download apps like Netflix. I know Apple cancelled the older version on iPhone and iPad to not be able to be ...