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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stuck on “Preparing iPhone for software update”

I'm trying to update my 8+ while connecting to I-tunes. And now it is Stuck on "Preparing iPhone for software update" for 2hours. What sould I do? Thanx
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iPhone update failed now stuck in Recovery Mode

I am trying to update my iOS version without loosing data. Initially, I was trying to update from iOS 10.3.x to the latest 13.4.1 (iPhone SE). Because I have not had much storage space left, I ...
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How common is it for iPhone users to NOT be running iOS 10+?

I'm building an app in which I want to use a module that works only for iPhones with iOS 10 and above. I know I can never assume that everyone is using a given version, but I just wanted some insight ...
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brew update fails wtih fatal: could not read Username

$ brew update fatal: could not read Username for 'https://github.com': terminal prompts disabled fatal: could not read Username for 'https://github.com': terminal prompts disabled Error: homebrew/...
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How to update packages installed via Homebrew?

I've installed packages in my macOS using Homebrew, and installed GUI apps using Homebrew Cask. How could I update my extensions and packages?
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Can I undo 'softwareupdate'?

Recently I was persuaded by a message from my Homebrew update process to (unthinkingly) run softwareupdate --all --install --force forgetting that among the pending updates I had was the ...
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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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How to update 10.4.6 to 10.4.11 on PowerPC?

So, my father randomly unearthed an old iBook G4 from somewhere and wanted me to make the Internet working. It has Safari and Internet Explorer preinstalled, but they both come from more than a decade ...
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Mojave: Update installed but still indicated as not finished

The "software update" in the preferences says that my system is up-to-date "macOS Mojave 10.14.6", but in the Apple menu bar in the upper left it is still saying "1 update available". I wouldn't ...
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Automatic iOS update does not work on iPhone XS

I have an iPhone XS running iOS 13.3.1. I have just had the following screen: Nothing new here. My problem is that it doesn't work. I have been doing this repeatedly for the past week. In fact, I can'...
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Create a bootable installer for High Sierra under macOS Catalina

Question I'm trying to create a bootable installer for High Sierra 10.13.6 under Catalina. To create the installer app I invoked the softwareupdate command this way: sudo softwareupdate --fetch-...
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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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Apple Watch will not activate: Pair→Update→Pair→Update→etc

iPhone 7+ updated to 13.4.1 this morning. Refurb Apple Watch 3 delivered this afternoon. Pairing always says "must update to latest Watch OS to finish pairing. Tap update, says "may take a few ...
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stop an open Terminal from blocking overnight macOS update

When macOS tells me an update is pending and I choose to do that overnight, I often still have a few Terminal windows open when I leave for the day. The next morning, macOS says that it politely ...
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Cannot update Mac OS. “There was an error in Software Update preferences.” Mojave

I am running Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6 (18G103). I am getting notifications that mac os has a software update to be installed. However, when I open software updates in system preferences, I get the error ...
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What is the menu item Automatic Updates for iOS when you have to start them manually?

So far, no iOS update has started automatically. Do you have to consider anything else?
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Stock NVIDIA MacBook Pro in Mojave [duplicate]

There are some MacBook Pros for example from 2013 which have an NVIDIA graphics card built in by Apple and they are supported under macOS Mojave or Catalina. But if you upgrade one of those models to ...

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