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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How to prevent High Sierra installation after the installer has already been downloaded?

I'm currently on macOS Sierra. In order to get rid of the daily nag notifications to upgrade to macOS High Sierra I downloaded the installer, but have not installed it. I have no intention of ...
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Error with App Store Update on iPhone 6 and iPad Pro

I have never heard of or installed this Numbo Call Blocker app, but my Update screen wants to update it anyway. It fails when it tries. I searched on the App store and did not find it. It looks ...
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Can an app requiring ios 7+ be installed on a device that cannot update further than ios 6?

Most instructions show that when there's an opportunity for a software update. However, this is a different case, as the device you want to install on (lets say a 1st gen Ipad and you want to install ...
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Mac Pro (2018) Boot/Update/Shutdown Issues (Blackscreen and “macOs coud not be installed on your computer”

I'm facing multiple Boot/Update/Shutdown issues with my Mac Pro (2018) 1) Mac gets stuck on a black screen while shutting down (no cursor or UI elements visible) 2) Mac doesn't boot on it's system ...
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Macbook Pro 2016 freezing after MacOS High Sierra 10.13.2 update [closed]

I have a Macbook Pro 2016, maxed out. After I updated to High Sierra, I experienced two freezes within the first day. In both instances, the screen freezes, except for the mouse, and the fan gradually ...
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How do I download Mac OS Sierra or High Sierra without an Apple ID? [duplicate]

Couldn't find an official source for an installer/download of supported Mac OS versions. Everything I found goes to the App Store which prompts for an Apple ID.
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Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite: Where do I get the patch to fix the Meltdown exploit? [duplicate]

All I found were articles on patch availability for El Capitan, Sierra, and High Sierra. Where do I get a patch to fix the Meltdown exploit? (type that into Google if you don't know what that is, it's ...
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How to disable automatic High Sierra download?

I'm happy with my Sierra (10.12.6), but the macOS downloads High Sierra in the background automatically and it takes over 5 GBs of my SSD. Every time I delete High Sierra image from Applications it ...
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Updated Apple Mail, now hung and cannot send or receive emails

A couple of days ago I updated Apple Mail but after the update its hung up. Nothing seems to be working. After I launch it, I am not able to send or receive any emails. I am asked to reset it by some ...
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Update Macbook 8.1 from Snow Leopard to High Sierra

So I have established that I have a Macbook 8.1 that apparently can run High Sierra. Problem is I can't download from app store because it says it requires 10.8.0 to perform that task. The Macbook ...
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Is there a Meltdown vulnerability fix already available for macOS?

While Apple has yet to comment on the flaw, Alex Ionescu, Windows security expert, noted a fix was present in a new 10.13.3 update to macOS. source: How to Protect Yourself From Meltdown and ...
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Switching to Russian keyboard from Japanese still types in English

I feel like this (bug?) started happening after one of the latest OS updates applied. I'm currently using Mac OS X High Sierra (10.13.2). Steps to reproduce: Start OS Switch language to Russian ...
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What is the difference between downloading and installing software from AppStore and Terminal

For example, what is the difference between installing software (could be operating system update or any other software) from AppStore or from Terminal using softwareupdate command. Is there any ...
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Fix boot loop of macOS updater

The latest macOS 10.13.2 update apparently didn't install well on my MacBook Pro 13" with Touchbar. On every boot the system loads the update installer but gives then an error message that the ...
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Something prevented updates from being installed, but the app's name is blank

Has anyone seen this? So basically I'm wondering if this has happened to anyone else, or if my computer might be infected with malware or something.
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Can I see a log for a stuck software update?

My Mac is running a software update (update to macOS 10.13.2) but the process seems to be stuck: for the past hour, it’s been displaying the gray Apple logo screen with the progress bar indicating ...
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Sierra stuck on “Setting Up Account” for hours

Last to last night, I was upgrading my Macbook Air 13" from Sierra to High Sierra. During the installation (when the software was upgrading), the Mac was taking a lot of time, so I closed the flap and ...
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Most program icons look the same after high sierra update

After an update to high sierra most program icons look the same. Any ideas how to fix that?
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How to update Late 2011 Macbook Pro past 10.7.5

I have a late 2011 Macbook pro, 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, with 4 GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 RAM. It is currently running version 10.7.5. According to EveryMac "... this model is capable of running macOS High ...
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How can I stop my Mac from automatically upgrading to High Sierra?

As per the title. If I have a Mac running Sierra, what can/should I do if I don’t want to be upgraded to High Sierra? I’ve already unchecked “Install macOS updates” in System Preferences: but I’m ...
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Please help me software brick (all data erase) my iPhone 5c in-hand

My screen is broken, but I can force DFU, which I did. In iTunes, I get "Cannot update software." The to restore I Download 10.3.3 firmware, error 14 cannot update. Any workaround that you can ...
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I want to update my iPhone 5s from iOS 9 to iOS 10, not iOS 11. Is it possible?

My iphone currently runs on ios 9.2. I want to update it to ios 10 so that I can use an app I need for school. I dont want to update to ios 11 yet though. Is it possible to update to an earlier ...
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How do I delete a downloaded iOS software update on iOS 6?

In general on newer iOS versions, you can delete downloaded software updates by going to Settings > General > Usage > Manage Storage > and then finding the update and deleting it from there. Here is ...
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Cannot update in macOS Sierra

I downgraded High Sierra to Sierra recently (clean install, erased disk, didn't restore anything from Time Machine after installation), and now when I want to update Safari or install Security Update ...
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PriMus not working after updating Python

I installed a Python update, and now I'm having problems with opening a program called 'PriMus': CrossOver is unable to initialize a critical component. Failed to import cxutils module into Python. ...
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MacOS High Sierra 10.13 supplemental update not installing

Since installing macOS 10.13.1 on a MacBook Pro (2.9GHz Intel Core i5) Adobe InDesign (CS3) has stopped working. It only half opens. At the point when the software is loading and the running ...
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Where can I download/update to OS 10.10?

I am looking to update to OS 10.10. I am currently on 10.9.5. Both the appstore and macupdate.com seem to only have 10.10.1-.5, all of which require already having 10.10 (which, as stated, I am ...
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Cannot update to Safari 11

I'm running El Captain 10.11.6. I've recently tried to update to Safari 11 using App Store as I had done in several other machines with the same setup. Safari 11 downloaded fine but something went ...
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Software Update badge won't go away

After upgrading to 11.1.1 both the Settings->General menu item and the sub-menu for Software Update have a (1) badge which will not go away. Selecting the Software Update menu shows the phone software ...
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High Sierra firmware update details

I'm looking for a description of what the firmware update actually does. I have a MacPro (Desktop) 2010, and it's loaded with multiple drives, to be able to run every OS from Snow Leo to Sierra. ...
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Why won't iPhone 5c update to 10.3.3?

When trying to perform the software update I see the message Unable to verify update iOS 10.3.3 failed verification because you are no longer connected to the internet. Even though I am connected ...
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“softwareupdate -l” on Mac terminal doesn't return anything

I am trying to update my mac OS software to the latest version (10.12.6) from my current version (10.12.4) and unfortunately the app store 'updates' section freezes for me and I can't update it from ...
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IOS Update through tethering

I am not having WiFi. To update to IOS 11 iphone needs a WiFi connection. My idea is to use the Iphone for tethering and connect it "to itself". Will it work? Can I connect my Iphone the WiFi it ...
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Patching the KRACK WPA2 Vulnerability in Airport wireless routers [closed]

Will Apple provide firmware updates for Airport routers to patch the KRACK vulnerability? Apple's abandonement of the Airport product line has me worried.
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Applying Mac firmware updates manually

Recently an important change regarding Mac firmware installation was introduced. Apple does no longer provide up-to-date standalone firmware updaters. (Older firmwares are still available. (Note the ...
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Problem starting my machine

So, a while ago something happened to my MacBook Pro such that when I boot it, it doesn’t turn on the screen - it hasn’t been a problem, because I simply closed the screen, waited for it to go to ...
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How do I fix the iOS 11 update not appearing on an iPad Air 2?

How do I fix the iOS 11 update not appearing on an iPad? Oddly, the Software Update menu item in the Settings app is showing a red “1” badge, indicating that an update is available. But when opening ...
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MacOS High Sierra: An error occurred while verifying firmware

I have a Mid 2011 iMac currently running MacOS 10.12 Sierra. It’s not my main machine, but I would like to install 10.13 on it. Updating starts smoothly enough, but when it comes to restarting, I get ...
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Pending Update will fail in High Sierra

I have just updated my os to High Sierra after a format. Through the App Store app, a version update was required (namely macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update) so I did it. Then as it was ...
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How to include recent security patch (APFS plain password vulnerability) into already downloaded macOS High Sierra installer image?

Several hours ago Apple released a fix update for macOS that solves the issue with "Vulnerability Exposes Password of Encrypted APFS Volumes in Plain Text". My question is: Straight when High Sierra ...
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Updating iOS through public WiFi in hotel

Is it secure to update iOS when using public WiFi? Is there a chance the update is manipulated?
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Why can't I update my OS?

Whenever I try to download anything from the App Store it says "_____ can’t be installed on “Macintosh HD” because OS X version 10.11 or later is required." And true enough when I check "About this ...
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How to disable updates for specific app in Mac app store?

How can I disable updates of a particular app (in this case: iMovie) in the Mac App Store? The method documented here (right click on update, select Hide Update) no longer works. I have app Store ...
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macOS Sierra update can't be installed on this disk.This volume does not meet the requirements for this update

I have been updating the macOS from 10.12.4 to 10.12.6 . For this I have downloaded the macOS dmg file from the Apple website. But when I go on for installing the macOS then I see this error. I have ...
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iPhone 5 won't show iOS11 update

I'm trying to update my iPhone 5 from iOS 10.3.3 to iOS 11. But when I try to find the update, my phone tells me I tried iTunes too and it's behaving the same way. It's like I do have the latest ...
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My iPhone 6s is glitching like mad after the iOS 11 update, what should I do?

Specifically, after I unlock my device many phantom buttons are being pressed and random apps are being opened by accident and things like that. Additionally, many specific clicks that I make have a ...
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High Sierra - The path /System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg appears to be missing or damaged

Got the following error The path /System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg appears to be missing or damaged while upgrading Mac Mini (Late 2012) to High Sierra. The only option on the screen ...
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Magic Mouse not working Properly after upgrading to macOS High Sierra!

Today I upgraded my late 2014 iMac to macOS High Sierra, for the first few hours the mouse was working fine (even before upgrading to High Sierra) but after a few hours it suddenly started ...
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Updating the Apple Multiport USB-C Adapter (HDMI Dongle) on High Sierra

Here's the problem: High Sierra (as of 10.13) ships without the firmware update for this A/V dongle. This update package normally rests at "/System/Library/CoreServices/Firmware Updates", but this ...
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Updating to macOS 10.12.6 says the “volume does not meet the requirements for this update”

When I am trying to update macOS Sierra 10.12 to 10.12.6 update I have this problem: macOS Sierra Update can't be installed on this disk. The volume does not meet the requirements for this update.