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 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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Dual boot: can no longer update to Mojave: “Disk cannot be used to start up”

I dual boot with Ubuntu. I have had no problem updating my system over the last 4 year (3 system updates). I now need to update to Mojave and get the error message This disk cannot be used to start ...
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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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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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How do I manually trigger a printer driver download from software update?

When macOS "sees" a printer listed on this page, it automatically fetches and installs a printer driver package that will support that printer if it didn't have it already. For example, if I have a ...
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10.3.3 miracles?

So I recently upgraded from from 10.x.x to 10.3.3 (don't remember which exact version I had before). Everything is fine, but one thing caught my attention. Before the update, I had 3 gigs of free ...
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How do I cancel an update on my iMac sierra that i don't want to install?

I installed an iMovie update on my iMac however now i have another iMovie update that is the exact same as i just installed..how do I cancel it?
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Software Update wants to install printer driver update that removes support for my printer

I have a Brother MFC-9340CDW that I've had for some time. I recently upgraded from Snow Leopard to Yosemite and found that among the broken things were that my printer no longer functioned due to ...
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Can't Update Yosemite “Show Details” loop

I was on the Yosemite Developer Preview all summer and now I can't install OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 7 1.0 1) It alerts me that there is an update (everyday) 2) I open the App Store and click ...
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Trackpad malfunction after last macOS update (Sierra 10.12.3)

I am looking for information / help from someone who might experienced similar issue in the past or has knowledge about the problem described below. During last week I have been experiencing issues ...
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Did the most recent Mac OSX security update version 2016-001 (10.11.6) break java jnotify?

I installed the security update 20016-001 for Mac OSx 10.11.6 this morning and now my use of sbt (0.13.8) with scala (2.11.8) and playframework (2.3.9) is giving the traceback below. I'm guessing ...
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Is there a way to decline Mountain Lion updates?

In particular, I receive update notifications for printer drivers where my current drivers work and I don't want to update them. I'd like to clear the updates from the store and stop receiving ...
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Trouble updating Office 2011 on an old MacBook

My uncle (who is not a tech-savvy person) has owned an Apple laptop for a long time. He bought Office 2011 products a few years ago. He has now asked me to take a look at Office asking him to update ...
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Security update should take 5GB. I have 36GB available but somehow it's not enough

I've tried to install security update 2019-002 on my HighSierra in 3 different ways. Through the App Store, the terminal (softwareupdate) and the file I've downloaded from Apple's site. The result is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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Sierra trying to update uninstalled software

I'm using Mac OS Sierra 10.12.2 and recently installed Office 2016. Before that, I had Office 2011, which I uninstalled before installing Office 2016. However, the Managed Software Center is still ...
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Trackpad and Magic Mouse not working properly after Sierra 10.12.4 update

I’ve updated the OS to Sierra 10.12.4 on my Macbook Pro Retina after which Magic Mouse started going crazy with the scrolling speed significantly increased (even with the minimum scrolling speed set ...
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OSX tries to finish an update after login, hangs at completion then shuts down

Yesterday I restarted my MacBook Pro and it started installing updates after I logged in again. The problem is it does not complete. It fills up to 100 %, then hangs for like 10 minutes and ultimately ...
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How to install Safari 10 on OS X El Capitan?

After update Safari 10 Safari doesn't open anymore. Is there any option to install Safari 10 or 9 from in 10.11.6 ?
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Java update fails every time

Every time I install Java updates, I get the following error after the download completes: Update Error! An error occurred while downloading the update. Please try again later. How can I fix ...
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Command Line Tools update description of changes

When Apple provides updates for OS X and other software it typically also describes the changes introduced in that version, as displayed in the App Store application's Updates tab or in a separate ...
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OS X Mavericks: Update from iPhoto 9.4.3 to iPhoto 9.5.1 when unable to do so via Mac App Store

am using an OS X Mavericks iPhoto 9.4.3 and trying to install iPhoto 9.5.1 - but when I load up iPhoto 9.4.3, it states that I should update to iPhoto 9.5.1 - I click "Go to Software Update", am ...
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When does OS X move /usr/local during a system update (slow start with homebrew)?

I have had a recurrent problem with the login screen getting stuck at 50% for a long time. One possible cause is that after an update, OS X is attempting to move /usr/local out of the way and then put ...
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Can I control which drive application and OS updates are downloaded to?

I have a small SSD as my main drive, and a large regular drive for data files. Noticing that my mac is currently downloading an XCode update of about 2.5Gb and an OS update of about the same size, I ...
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softwareupdated using 350MB+ of memory, is this a problem? How can I get it to use less?

I'm running Yosemite with the latest updates. softwareupdated is using approximately 380MB of memory. That seems quite high to me. Is that normal? Is that indicative of a problem? Does ...
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App Store Keeps Pushing The Same Updates

I've got the following apps installed: Text Wrangler 4.5.12 XCode 6.1.1 Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0.12 I've installed the updates no less than 7 times in total in an attempt to get rid of this and ...
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App Store Software Update download speed is super slow

My connection right now is 200 Mbit/s download and upload for any kind of internet usage except downloads over the app store. I want to download a software update and I'm getting maybe 1 Mbit/s. I ...
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All my files seem to have disappeared after OS X Maverick update

I recently did an update on my mac Mavericks It asked me to set up an account after it installed and now all of my files, apps and software have disappeared. I've read a similar post on here where the ...
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Apple ID can't be verified after update to iOS 7.1.1

I've just updated my iPad to iOS 7.1.1 and it can't verify my Apple ID. I can't download apps or update apps! Anyone know how to fix this?
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Brand new Mac won't let another user with admin rights run an update for a program that came on the system

When it was originally set up, I set it up with our dept login and ran all updates. The user has admin rights but is unable to sign into the App Store with her account for a program that has an ...
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Upgrading to 10.7.5 broke copy/paste system wide

I upgraded to 10.7.5 through software update, and it appears doing so broke the paste command. I can cut (and perhaps copy) text out of fields, but when I try to paste, the Edit menu lights up, but ...
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What is wrong when an app is perpetually in need of updating from the Mac App Store?

I have an app called "UPAD Lite" that keeps appearing in the "updates" tab of app store. I have installed the update multiple times, but when the app store checked for updates, it would appear again. ...
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How do I get storedownloadd to stop?

Judging by the Rcvd Bytes column in Activity Monitor, storedownloadd has been busy downloading. It downloaded 2GBytes while my computer was on today, and earlier this evening it downloaded 424.1MBytes....
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“Verification failed” when trying to update to iOS 8.1.1 because of a network issue

I have an iPhone 5s and whenever I try to update it to iOS 8.1.1 it shows the error message below: iOS 8.1.1 failed verification because you are no longer connected to the internet. However, I'm ...
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Update to MacOS Mojave. Can't start up

So, this is me, after two days having tried almost every possible solution from the internet and the Apple Support team. I have a 2016 Macbook Air. It has worked greatly for all this time. And until ...
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Updating iTunes

The last time I updated iTunes on my Mac OSX Lion, I was unable to transfer projects from garage band directly to iTunes. I ended up having to save them as a file on my desktop then drag them to ...
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macOS High Sierra (10.13.6) Cannot Install Updates

I'm having difficulty installing the latest update on my Mac Mini from 2011 (macmini5,3). The current pending update is "Security Update 2019-003-10.13.6." When I attempt to install the update: It ...
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Guided Access Mode preventing iOS updates from MDM console?

Our organization uses an enterprise MDM product that features remote updating. All conditions specified by the MDM vendor are being met for this to work, but it doesn't. I discovered that as soon as a ...
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Java update failed

Just realized that java on my mini 2012 is 1.6.0_65-b14-468. Therefore I searched for anything newer compatible with JDownloader. Therefore I downloaded 1.8 (jre-8u201-macosx-x64). Apparently the ...
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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: ...