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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HDMI sound keeps dropping out after last update - macOS 10.13.5

I have an external monitor connected to the MacBook Pro 2017 with touchbar, and everything was working fine until the last update, now every day I have to reboot the computer to get back the sound ...
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Will new beta versions be delivered over air when out of home country?

I am out of U.S. for 2 weeks and I see that 2 new beta versions of ios have dropped. I haven't received any notification. Would this be because I am not in my home/registered country? Thx.
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Re-applying ComboUpdate to Sierra after later SecurityUpdates are installed

It is often said that one troubleshooting attempt for macOS is The universal panacea for macOS problems: install the Combo updater On a machine running macOS 10.12.6 an attempt to do so will ...
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Problems with faulty update installer boot

I'm having a problem with a macOS update. In short, I downloaded the update that requires a system reboot. But this happens: at boot time the machine starts the update installation disk, the ...
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Why do macOS/iOS upgrades take so long?

Even on an iMac Pro, it still takes some time (maybe 15 minutes) to upgrade the OS (after everything is downloaded). During this time, I can't use the computer. Why is that? What is it actually doing?...
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How to selectively install new macOS features on my old and slow iMac?

I want to install macOS Mojave on my mac. My mac is highly customized, I have disabled certain things, deleted many useless extensions and processes along with some default macOS apps and services. ...
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pkgutil --forget: Error “No such file or directory”

I'm getting a path-location error. $ pkgutil --forget com.apple.pkg.CLTools_Executables Unknown error Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=4 "“com.apple.pkg.CLTools_Executables.bom” couldn’t be ...
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Could not update to iOS 11 because ‘an error occurred installing’

Been trying this for more than 10 times already. Both from iTunes from my laptop and my phone. What should I do? Been doing the usual restart but still that still shows up. iPhone 5s
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How can I completely disable SW updates on iPhone?

As a QA engineer I have to maintain a bunch of iPhones to run my tests on them. I have to test on many OS versions, also the very old ones. The problem is that every once in a while someone(*) (from ...
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Beta Command Line Tools offered as update—why?

Today the App Store is offering me the Command Line Tools for Xcode 10.0 beta 1. I do not recall ever signing up as a beta tester for any Apple software. Why do I get this update and how can I ...
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Update Firmware SSD Samsung Evo 840 from a MacPro Late 2013

My SSD Samsung Evo 840 is getting slow and heat, so I'm trying to update its firmware from a MacPro Late 2013. I downloaded the ISO provided by Samsung (Samsung_SSD_840_Series_DXT09B0Q_Win_Mac), ...
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Is iTunes on Windows store up to date?

Apple released iTunes update yesterday. Is iTunes on Windows store up to date? In store release date says 2017. Is Windows store version updated same day as desktop setup release? Are store apps ...
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Want to update from OSX 10.6.8 to OSX 10.9

When I go into my apple software updates on my OSX 10.6.8 computer to update to an OSX 10.9, the computer tells me that I do not have any new updates. How can I update to OSX 10.9 if it does not give ...
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How do I download iOS 8.0 or newer for iPhone 4s [duplicate]

I have an iPhone 4s that is running iOS 7.04 and won't update. It requires iOS 8.0 or newer to install any apps. How can I download iOS 8.0 or newer on my iPhone 4s?
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System updates not showing up in app store after system re-install, how do I fix this?

So I recently did some spring cleaning on my Mac and re-installed the system. I installed High Sierra 10.13.1, but I'm experiencing some issues with bringing it up to 10.13.4: namely, the updates ...
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How to upgrade an older Mac Mini to newest OS and newest firmware?

I am having trouble to download the latest OS Update. When I try to install the update using native mac features I get an error like update couldn't be verified. While loading it was probably ...
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How do I change how often the Mac App Store in High Sierra checks for updates or notifies me about them? [duplicate]

I feel like I constantly get notifications from the Mac App Store. I find this distracting and stressful and would like to change how often the Mac App Store checks for updates, or how often it ...
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Why does the MacOS App Store ask for other users Apple ID password?

We have an iMac with two users A and B who are both logged in are both administrators have different Apple IDs (and are both logged in to their's) Today A wanted to update an app using the Updates ...
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Mac update 10.13.4 - how do I exit the installer?

Like many people my attempt to install update 10.13.4 has not worked. A 2012 Mac Air running OS 10.13.3 with the usual "resource not found" and exit the installer. I click restart and stuck in the ...
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MacBook Pro Late 2011 doesn't upgrade further than 10.13.1

In the App Store > Updates it showed the 10.13.4 update, I did that but About this Mac still shows me 10.13.1. I would like to download the newest XCode but that reqiures at least 10.13.2 So I went ...
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Is there anyway to stop Microsoft Office 2016 on macOS prompting for update?

I want to stop this prompt: Normally I’d encourage people to keep their system / app up-to-date, but there is only one word that can describe what Microsoft had done in Office for Mac: catastrophe. ...
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Where does Apple App Store download security updates to?

My problem is that my internet speed to Apple's server is very slow, and I have 6 devices running macOS so I like to download security updates or system updates only once for all 6 of my devices. I ...
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High Sierra 10.13.4 will not install - “Some Updates Not Installed”

I asked in the Apple community Mac OS X forum seven days ago - no answers. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8357828 My late 2012 mac mini 6,2 16gb with 1TB fusion drive refuses to upgrade from ...
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Failed High Sierra update, can't mount drives, how to recover files?

The issue is with Apple MacBook Air "Core i5" 1.6 13" (Early 2015). It had not been backed up in a while but an update to High Sierra was attempted. The update failed and now a regular boot or safe ...
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in iOS 11.3 update screen an extra 2 is appearing with black color on iPhone 8?

When I was updating my iPhone 8 to iOS 11.3 I went to the Software Update screen and there I noticed an extra "2" appearing in black letter after the link image :- after HT1222 an extra 2 in black ...
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Would it be safe to use Ubuntu on an unsupported Mac?

I run OS X El Capitan on a Unibody MBP 13-inch mid-2009 and support for El Capitan is likely going to run out in fall, so as El Capitan is the last OSX update supported for my MBP, I will stop using ...
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App Store update and softwareupdate in terminal hang indefinitely

OSX 10.13.1 The App Store shows a badge of "3" on the icon, but opening it and pressing "Updates" will result in an indefinite hang with low CPU utilization. Tried going into the terminal and ...
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Does iOS download iOS updates when using a hotspot?

I can see that iTunes and App Store has in Settings to not automatically download updates. But what about iOS updates themselves? The recent iOS 11.3 update for example, is near 800MB, and when I use ...
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What security preferences are blocking McAfee?

I changed some of my Macbook's security settings today. I also updated to the latest version of High Sierra (10.13.4) shortly before changing my security settings. Shortly thereafter, I got the ...
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How to update voices and gatekeeper?

There was an error in the dependency specifications which somehow triggered a major failure in AppStore.app. Most of those problems are now fixed, but while wrestling with it, I discovered /var/log/...
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OS X stuck on reboot updating to 10.13.4

I have a Mid-2014 Macbook Pro I have tried to update to 10.13.4 from 10.13.3 a few times now, but everytime the result is the same: The update gets stuck after rebooting on the black screen with the ...
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Can't use Migration Assistant. Need an update?

I have had issues with my macbook pro due. My fault. I backed it up, and decided to do a fresh copy of the MacOS. I had so many issues with that. Recovery didn't work. It froze. Repeatedly. Did ...
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Did Sierra's latest security update brick my device?

I have an mbp mid-2012 running the latest Sierra. I installed the latest update which attempted to restart the machine. The usual progress bar was showing and then it shut off. Curiously, it didn't ...
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Is it possible to update macOS without Apple ID? [closed]

I don't really like an idea of using an Apple ID and want to refrain from it. Is there a way to update macOS without registering into the Mac App Store?
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Some MacOS app store functions broken

It seemed that Server.app was interfering with the 10.13.4 update. It would complain that the Server Update required 10.13.4 but offer to install the previous version. Clicking OK for that, but ...
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How to disable HockeyApp updates on iOS

Have an app on two test phones (Android & iOS) which is still in beta testing and distributed via HockeyApp. Got an update on the Android and noticed the developer has removed some important core ...
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Installation of macOS High Sierra Update 10.13.4 failed; how do I recover without losing data?

This morning I updated macOS High Sierra from 10.13.3 to 10.13.4. It appeared to install fine (I got to the login window), so I clicked on "Shutdown", and when I got to the office, and turned on my ...
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High Sierra Xcode: which tools come with Command Line Tools installer?

Is this an accurate list? Is there official Apple Documentation detailing which commands get installed? The Command Line Tools (macOS 10.13) for Xcode 9.3 installer was recently made available from ...
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High Sierra 10.13.4 Transparency Not working

With the recent update to 10.13.4 I now have issues with applications, notifications area and any other area that is showing images or text with a transparency. I would show you a screenshot but when ...
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Upgrade iMac12,2 from Mac OS X 10.6.8 [duplicate]

I have an iMac12,2 with Mac OS X 10.6.8. I want to upgrade to the newest possible Mac OS. If I click the Software update button it says "Software Update doesn't have any new software for your computer ...
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How can I complete an iPad update when I can't hit “continue”? (broken digitizer)

My iPad's digitizer has a few dead areas. I can live with it. I just updated iOS using iTunes, and it's saying Update completed Your iPad was updated successfully. There ...
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Cannot check for updates in Excel for Mac 2016

I'm trying to updates Excel for Mac 2016 and Word for Mac 2016. Apparently when I go to help I should be able to see a 'Check for updates' menu option. However, I cannot see this menu option - see ...
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How to know the macOS version used for most recent clean install?

Is there a way to know which macOS or OS X version was initially "clean-installed" on a particular Mac computer? (Assuming major or minor OS updates may have been installed later.) Please note that I ...
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OS X 10.3.9 Update available?

I just found my old iBook G4, but I only have the installation-cd for OS X 10.3 and I can't find any downloads on the official Apple download pages. Is there some way I still can get the update? ...
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iCloud warning does not go away

Apple keeps asking me to accept the new iCloud terms and conditions on my new iphone x. I have accepted the terms and conditions (many times) but the warning does not go away. Anyone that have a ...
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What is the criteria for auto updating of iOS apps?

For eg: for automatic iCloud backups, the iPhone must be connected to WiFi, plugged in and locked, and backup takes place once a day. Similarly, what would be the conditions for auto updating of iOS ...
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When I check for update in macOS, are the software from other sources checked for updates as well?

So far as my experience goes, some software are available directly from Mac App Store, others are installed from other source e.g. gimp for Mac. When I check for updates in Mac, does it check for ...
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Does Apple push updates that require a restart within a set timeframe?

Just got this notification on my MacBook Pro running OS 10.12.6. It reads: macOS updates have been installed. This computer will restart in 60 minutes. Please save anything you are working on ...
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Apple MDM settings won't go through because WiFi is always offline

I can manage settings, apps and updates from Apple's MDM but changes won't get applied because WiFi is always off if I don't manually start using the iPads. iPads are in charging cart whole night and ...
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How to stop iOS “update from beta” notifications?

How can I stop receiving notifications telling me to update from the iOS 11 beta? I don’t have enough storage to update and I really don’t want to completely reset my phone either.