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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iOS Updating: OTA vs iTunes

Is there a difference between updating iOS via OTA or iTunes? I have done some pretty good mucking around with my iPhone 4S's filesystem (e.g. deleting my Music folder). I have an inkling that the ...
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Mojave installer stuck with 17sec left

I downloaded a macOS Mojave installer, after download I proceeded to install Mojave on my MacBook Pro mid 2012. Just before completing installation as indicated 17 seconds left. It was like that for ...
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Update of security update hangs for Mojave 10.14.6

I have a Mac mini (late 2014). I did install an SSD disk to increase its performance. Current Mac Mojave version: 10.14.6 Update: Security update 2020-003 10.14.6 I did this: Boot my mac using ...
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How can I update my macOS 10.14.6 to latest version?

I am using a 2019 MacBook Pro and I haven't updated the macOS in a while. Now when I want to update it to the latest version (macOS Catalina). Every time I try it in System Preferences, I get an error ...
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Is there any way to force CLI “softwareupdate” to display & install updates other than the latest one?

I'm currently trying to install updates for Mac OS Catalina using softwareupdate CLI tool. I successfully upgraded a 10.15.5 installation on a VM to 10.15.6: softwareupdate -iaR I tried installing 10....
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Macbook Pro (mid 2010) stuck at apple logo and spinning wheel/progress bar on boot after update

I recently performed the update of MacOS to high sierra as it was available under software update of my MacbookPro (mid 2010 model), But unfortunately now the mac is stuck on boot screen with Apple ...
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How can I get rid of the notification that a Mac App store app which is not installed on this machine wants to update

A long time ago (and on another machine) I bought a Mac App Store app (EventScripts) which is still available in the store. I now have a new iMac (with macOS Mojave) where I haven't installed this app....
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Update Safari on High Sierra

Somehow Safari got reverted to v11.1.2 on my High Sierra box. I know I had 13.1.2 before. But App Store thinks I already updated so I can't click "update to 13.1.2". Is version 11.1.2 at ...
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MacBook Pro 2019 playing sound while updating to 10.14.6

On my new MacBook Pro 2019, while updating to 10.14.6, sound started playing before the update was even finished. It was autoplay from a tab I had on Chrome before updating. It continued playing until ...
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How can I confirm macOS received a silent update?

I know the whole point of a silent update is that it doesn't require user interaction, but it seems like there should be some way to make sure my computer actually received and applied the update. Is ...
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Latest WhatsApp Desktop from App Store crashes on High Sierra

WhatsApp Desktop from the Mac App Store no longer launches after the July 20, 2020 update to version 2.2029.4. System information: MacOS 10.13.6 High Sierra with all system updates installed WhatsApp ...
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Cannot update from 10.15.2 to 10.15.6

My wife's MacBook is currently running 10.15.2 She hasn't updated for some time, indeed she hasn't used the MacBook recently. She tried to update, but had insufficient space. We deleted some documents,...
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Not able to install macOS Catalina 10.15.6

I am not able to install the macOS Catalina 10.15.6 from a macOS Catalina 10.15.5. When I execute the update from Settings, the Mac restarts, shows for a second a "progress bar" (like the ...
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Disable Bootcamp updates in Windows 10

I made the mistake of updating Bootcamp as was recommended to me in Windows... and since then I couldn't boot in Windows anymore and have had to reinstall it again. From what I've read online, this ...
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Cannot install iOS update

I have an update iOS 7.1.2 waiting which I cannot install since it tells me that I don't have enough free space. The update is 28.8 MB and I have 1.1 GB free. But the update apparently requires 1.5 GB ...
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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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Blocking iOS Wi-Fi automatic update downloads?

I've got several iPads connected to Verizon mifi devices(MiFi460LE) iOS has a "feature" that automatically downloads OS updates in the background without user input. (You still need to ...
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Stop iOS auto-downloading updates

On my iPhone, the Software Update section in Settings used to have a "Download Update" button. With iOS 11 it is replaced by an "Install update button", which means its downloading updates ...
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Why does macOS Catalina install and/or update fail with “OSStatus error -37”?

Both after updating from macOS Mojave 10.14.6 to macOS Catalina 10.15.5 and again when updating from 10.15.5 to 10.15.6, the installation failed with OSStatus error -37. This failure leaves the ...
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Can't update to iOS 13.5 over hotspot [duplicate]

I've been trying to update my iPhone to iOS13.5.1. I couldn't find an option to update via Mobile Data (and apparently it's not supported), so I tried to create a hotspot through another phone and ...
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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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Catalina 10.15.5 Bluetooth (Keyboard) Connection Not Working

MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015) Catalina 10.15.5 update (last night when I went to bed) Bluetooth: 7.0.5f6 Firmware Version: v150 c9318 (from About Thus Mac; System Report;Hardware; Bluetooth). ...
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disable speakers on macbook pro touch bar 2017 Mojave

how to fix disable speacker on macbook touchbar 2017,the speaker is not working and there is no sound? do i have upgrade software? anyone can help me
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MacBook Air SMC Update v1.8

MacBook Air SMC Update v1.8 This update addresses a rare issue on some Apple notebooks where a battery that has accumulated more than 1000 charge cycles may unexpectedly shut down or stop functioning. ...
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Can we expect most of the safari freezing issues resolved after the Big Sur update? [closed]

For the past couple of months, I have been dealing with a lot of issues with safari, most typically the constant freezing watching videos on youtube and on Netflix. For instance, when I consider ...
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iTunes storing iOS updates for later

I'm currently downloading the iOS 7 update (7.01), but I'd like to wait a bit before installing it. After it finishes downloading, will it still stay in iTunes until I'm ready to install, or will it ...
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Update keeps coming back on MacOS

I am on Catalina, latest version. Since yesterday, I keep getting this: I didn't know that iLife was even still a thing. This is the update detail: But then, when I try to install it: and... it ...
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VS Code will not Update

I'm using VS Code v1.45.1 and it will not update. It automatically checks for updates as set in preferences - default for Windows and macOS - and I'm presented with the notification dialog box ...
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Can't update apps from Apple Configurator 2 (apps are already up to date)

I attach an iPhone running iOS 12.2 to a mac running macOS 10.14.4 (Mojave) with 33 apps pending updates (as seen from App Store in the update tab in the iPhone). I choose the device, then "update" in ...
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Red dot showing in the software update icon but already updated

I just updated my Macbook to the latest version of Mac OS: Catalina 10.15.4. However, I noticed that in the system preferences, there is a red dot on the software update icon, but after clicking it, ...
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softwareupdate tool — oddities with macOS Catalina

Tests and Observations I invoked the softwareupdate command this way to create an installer for High Sierra: sudo softwareupdate --fetch-full-installer --full-installer-version 10.13.6 ...
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Cursor won't populate in input field when trying to unlock mac HD

I'm updating my mother's macbook because she was on el capitan. I initially tried directly updating to Catalina to no avail. Then I updated to mojave to try to update to catalina. That worked and when ...
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Query Apple's Servers for Update Using Script?

Is it possible to have a script or some sort of command-line tool that will query Apple's update servers to see what the latest version of an OS is? For example, I'd like to alert somewhere when a new ...
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Is shutting down and restarting different from doing restart?

A first-level Applecare rep recommended shutting down and then turning on my computer to deal with an issue. Specifically, she told me to do select "Shut Down" from the Apple menu, wait 20 seconds, ...
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Software updates on a new iPhone

I bought a new iPhone for myself. This is my first iPhone and I like it. It is now asking me to install a Software Update. What is a Software Update and why is it needed? Is it okay to install it? I ...
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Microphone really REALLY soft after upgrade to 10.15.4

Tested on Google Hangouts, Google Meet, Skype, Facebook Messenger, and Zoom. This is a MacBook Pro 14.3inch. Even on this screen the microphone only registers when I talk VERY LOUDLY: There were no ...
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How to block updates to Mac OS X Catalina?

Mac OS X Catalina will be released in a few days, so how can I block updates to that OS so it doesn't get downloaded and, ideally, I don't even get prompts to upgrade. I have 32-bit software I intend ...
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System Preferences Badge remains after upgrade to macOS 10.15 Catalina

Just upgraded my MacBook Pro to macOS 10.15.4 (Catalina) from macOS 10.14.6. Everything went well AFAICT, except a badge remains on the System Preferences Dock icon. I go into the Software Update ...
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Computer freezes after update 2020-002 on High Sierra. How to revert / cancel update?

Since security update 2020-002, I'm having lots of trouble with a macbook pro early 2015 running high sierra The computer freezes all the time From what i read, this update causes problems when ...
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Upgrade from iOS 12.4.1 to 12.4.7 on an iPhone 6s

There's a critical exploit in the iOS Mail app that was just recently patched in iOS versions 13.5 and 12.4.7. (BTW, if you haven't updated your iOS version to either of these builds, you should ...
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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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How do I stop Apple from offering me iTunes 11 as a software download in OS X

I don't want to disable Apple software update, I just want to prevent myself from accidentally overwriting my iTunes 10 with a working Party Shuffle/iTunes DJ with the new iTunes 11. I have iTunes 11 ...
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Catalina download taking forever

I am currently downloading the OS upgrade Catalina for my Macbook Air. I have sufficient space (over 25Gb) on my hard drive. Initially, it shows the download to be quick with ETA ~40mins (till around ...
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Is it possible to restore an iPhone to a newer version of iOS that is not the latest?

I would like to install iOS 11 on my iPhone 6 that has iOS 10, but the only possible update that I can see is directly to iOS 12.4.6. Can I update to a newer version that is not the latest?
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macOS reports updated printer software after installing manufacturer software

Until today, my Mac Mini, running Catalina (10.15.4) was using the system provided driver to print to and scan from my HP OfficeJet Pro 8620. This also meant that I couldn't use all of the features ...
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How to solve “An error occured while verifying firmware” when updating to Mojave?

I just bought an early 2015 MacBook Pro that comes with macOS sierra. I want to update it to Mojave so i could run newer version of Xcode. But unfortunately i got this error everytime i tried to ...
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How do I find out more information about a pending software update?

On my MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) with macOS 10.15.4 (19E287), I am shown a software update that I cannot seem to install and that I want to know more about. How can I find out more information ...
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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 delete unfinished Catalina update?

I've been trying to update my Mac OS to 10.15.4 but I think my software update is still have corrupt files which is always shown 17Hours remaining and it's doesn't go on. I want it to start again from ...
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MacBook Pro won't turn on after Catalina update

I have a 2017 13 inch MacBook Pro without a touchbar. I upgraded from Mojave to Catalina and left the computer to do its thing. Now about an hour later, my computer seems to be off and won't turn on....

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