Questions tagged [upgrade]

Installing a newer version of software, or getting a newer or improved piece of hardware.

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Current Version is: OS X el Capitan 10.11.6 What's Next?

I am using MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011) the problem is I can't see any update to newer version on App Store! Can anyone here send me the link to update online or download updates to next version.....
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How to upgrade SSD from HDD for my mac book pro

My mac book pro(13 inch mid 2012) has become very slow and I approached apple service centre they found out my HDD has become faulty and that's the reason , my laptop is very slow. Unfortunately HDD ...
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Cannot update macOS or format drive of Macbook Pro 2011

I have a MacBook Pro early 2011, 4 GB RAM, i7-Processor and Samsung SSD 500GB drive. I installed Windows 10 via DVD on a partition and macOS El Capitan on another partition. I want to update my macOS ...
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Will updating macOS from SL to El-Cap cause problems after disabling discrete GPU permanently from EFI (EFI mod and resistor removal)?

Currently on Macbook Pro 2011 17" 10.6.8 which was resurrected using the resistor-removal mod from "Realmacmods" as well as their EFI script. Would like to upgrade to El Capitan. Will i run into ...
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Macbook doesn't accept my password after update

I have upgraded my macbook from Mojave to Catalina. Upon rebooting after installation is complete, I entered my password to login, and it didn't accept my password. When I reboot my macbook, it ...
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App Store can't update an app

It just keeps giving the Update option, even after "updating" the app. Take a look at this video. Clicking the update button starts the process, but in the end, it reverts back to "update" instead of ...
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Catalina crashes whenever I open Safari, Chrome, Finder or other applications

Recently I have upgraded my Mac to Catalina, and it crashes whenever I open Safari, Chrome, Finder or other applications. I am not able to use any of my stuff and my laptop is lagging heavily. Even ...
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Upgrade iPhone to current iOS minor release versus going to the new major release version?

When updating my iPhone from settings the only option is iOS 13.X, however I am currently on 12.4.1 and want to simply go to the still current patch version 12.4.3 which came out just a few days ago. ...
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How to upgrade Safari from v11 to v12, not v13?

Currently Safari 13 is the latest version. I'm running Safari 11, but want to upgrade just to 12 (12.1). https://support.apple.com/downloads/safari only lists Safari 13. Is there any place where I ...
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Can Mid 2012 Macbook pro be upgraded using nvme ssd using an adapter

I'm looking to upgrade the storage on a 2012 macbook pro, and moving to an ssd. I know that I could just get a 2.5 inch drive in the optical drive bay, but I would rather keep the optical drive. Is ...
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Why is Xcode 11.2.1 not appearing in the App Store updates tab? [duplicate]

I use OS X and have Xcode 11.2. I tried to push an app to TestFlight and got a warning that I needed to upgrade to Xcode 11.2.1. Every time that I've upgraded Xcode in the past, I went to the Updates ...
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Is it safe to close the lid while an app (Xcode) is updating - during “installing” phase?

I have an early 2014 MacBook Air running Catalina (10.15 - 19A602). Updating Xcode always takes an inordinate amount of time, and it's usually the "installing" phase (looking at Launchpad) that takes ...
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Purchased Logic Pro X not showing up in updates

I purchased Logic Pro X on the app store. It's never showing in the updates, I just realised I still had the 10.3.1 version and I cannot update it to 10.4.6. I use Catalina, so the update should have ...
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Apple pulled Mojave 10.14.0 — Where can i get it? — 10.14.4,,,10.14.6 etc., are still available from Apple [duplicate]

I cannot upgrade to MOJAVE. After spending a lot of time searching through Apple's download site, I contacted Apple support and they told me that I cannot download Mojave 10.14.0. That version has ...
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Can I in general upgrade to one of the latest MacOS but not the most latest one? [duplicate]

For example, on one Macbook, I have Mavericks. If I consider the Catalina too new and might not be too stable yet, can I choose and upgrade to either Mojave or High Sierra? (App store won't show ...
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Install of Catalina with bootcamp partition messing up

Problems are 1) I want to do it using internet recovery but it's prompting me to install Mojave despite doing option command r 2) I have a bootcamp partition that I don't want to delete. Which ...
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Confusion regarding Mac Pro graphic cards

I have an eraly 2008 Mac Pro 3,1 and I'm interested in upgrading its graphic capabilities. It currently has an ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT. I have looked online for compatible graphics cards but I'm ...
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macOS Catalina cannot be installed on Macintosh HD

I have MacBook Air (Early 2015) yet the installer says "macOS Catalina cannot be installed on Macintosh HD" when I try to upgrade from macOS Mojave (10.14.6). I have 8.7GB of disk space available. ...
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RAM stress test

I'm spec-ing a new MacBook Pro and want to know how much memory my workload requires. I'm doing my development work on a 2011 iMac with 16GB of RAM and want to know if I need that much memory for my ...
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MacOS is showing a badge notification on System Preferences. How can I make it disappear? [duplicate]

The badge notification is because it wants me to upgrade to Catalina. I never want to upgrade to Catalina because my hardware is too old to be run under any newer version of MacOS than I already have. ...
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Getting “unable to verify macOS” when upgrading to Catalina [duplicate]

I am using version 10.14.6 of macOS currently. When I try to upgrade to macOS Catalina using software update panel, I get this error every time. "unable to verify macos" MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) ...
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“macOS Catalina” could not be verified

I'm trying to upgrade my MBP 2018 to Catalina, but everytime I finished download it, the error pop up as below: I downloaded it almost 10 times, but no success
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After upgrade to 10.15 Cataline /media folder is gone

Previously I had used /media to mount remote filesystems.. after upgrading today I find that the directory is gone and / is read only. Is there a workaround for this? The filesystem I had mounted ...
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Where does the upgrade to macOS Catalina move root “/” directory files?

After updating to macOS Catalina, all the folders I had saved in the root directory, "/", were missing. I read that the system is now read-only, but didn't see a notice on where previous files have ...
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Cannot upgrade FROM High Serra 10.13.6 to Mojave 10.14.6?

I am trying to upgrade Xcode from 10.1 to 11.0. Somewhere it says that I have to have iOS 10.14.6. (Currently my Mac is running High Sierra 10.13.6. And I have trouble to make Xcode 10.1 work with my ...
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brew cleanup: Warning: Skipping XXX: most recent version X not installed

Did upgrade all formulas: > brew upgrade Updating Homebrew... ==> Auto-updated Homebrew! Updated 1 tap (homebrew/cask). No changes to formulae. Why this upgrade did not install the latest ...
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Cannot upgrade iPad Air 2 from iOS 9 to iOS 13

I recently got hold of an iPad Air 2 that was sitting in a drawer. Had it recharged, seems to hold the charge. However it has iOS 9.3.1 and it says it cannot upgrade to 13 over the wire. It requires ...
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Fix fan noise and CPU throttling after imac SSD upgrade

I've replaced the original 3,5" 3TB HDD in my imac (27", late-2013, 3,4 GHz Intel Core i5, A1419, iMac14,2) with a new 2,5" Samsung 860 QVO 4TB SSD-drive. The system was equipped initially with a ...
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Upgrade to iOS 13 gets stuck at the Apple logo and the horizontal progress bar

I restarted the iPhone, plugged in the lightning to supply the power, and started the upgrade from iOS 12.4 (I think it was) to 13. It is stuck at the Apple logo screen with the horizontal bar, with ...
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Display issues after doing some cleaning and upgrades - Apple MacBook Pro 15" A1286

Problem: So I bought a MacBook Pro 15” mid 2012 (A1286) recently with the idea to upgrade a lot of the parts to make it more powerful. The model I ended up buying was the highest spec CPU 2.7GHz i7-...
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How to install the latest compatible MacOS version? [duplicate]

I have a Mac Mini (Mid 2011, Core i5, 8GB RAM) running OS X Lion. This Mac cannot run MacOS Mojave, so I'm trying to find out: which MacOS version is the last compatible with this Mac how to get the ...
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iMac 4k 2017 3ghz - RAM upgrade experience (32G)

I have 4k (21,5") iMac 2017 with 3Ghz CPU. Already using thunderbolt external nvme ssd and now it is time to upgrade the RAM. (Yep, I know what needs to be done, no need to warn me.) I would like to ...
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Updating El Capitan to High Seirra will take 18 hours

I'm on El Capitan and trying to update to High Seirra. It downloaded the stub file and run the application. I waited for one hour till it says 17 hours remaining. Is there a way to speed up the update ...
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How do I get my iPhone and Apple Watch to beta together?

At August 8, 2019, 01:55 UTC+8, from Apple's Feedback Assistant I'm told that: Warning You must update your watch to watchOS 6 beta 2 or later before updating to iOS 13 beta 6 otherwise your watch ...
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Upgrading from 10.11.6 El Capitan to 10.12

I rarely use by mac. Right now I wanted to install a new program on it but it says it won't run unless the OS is 10.12. I only have 10.11.6 (El Capitan) right now and I can't see any updates for ...
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Finding out if upgrading to a newer macOS version will cause issues?

I'm going to be upgrading my Macbook Pro (mid-2012 model) from its original OS X Lion 10.7 installation to a newer version of macOS. It looks like Apple will allow me to upgrade from Lion directly to ...
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Update MacOS on a MacBook with dead battery

I have a macbook 12'' running sierra that I use occasionally. The battery died some time ago, showing an X in the status bar. I want to update to a new version of macOS but the installer shows: ...
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Updating to a newer macOS version - how can I avoid potential pitfalls? [duplicate]

I'm running a Macbook Pro with macOS 10.7 Lion. I've already checked and it can be upgraded to the latest macOS version (Mojave). However, I want to keep as much as I can running the same (like ...
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OWC Envoy Pro Enclosure [with OEM SSD] MacOS Upgrade Problem

I have an Envoy Pro Enclosure (OWCMAU3ENPCIECS / OWCMAU3ENPRPCIU) [w/ OEM SSD - 512GB Mid-2015 Macbook Pro Retina SSD] that I use as a bootable external MacOS installation and it works fine. I have ...
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RAM upgrade for an iMac 27" 2017 used for video-editing, compression and audio recording

I have a 27" iMac (2017) - 4.2 GHz Intel Core i7 - Radeon Pro 580 8 GB - 16GB DDR4 running macOS Mojave 10.14.6. I do a lot of video editing, compression and record a lot of Live DJ Sets with a Pro ...
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High Sierra 10.13.6 - Security update 2019-003 failing install

My 15" MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) is running slowly since I attempted but failed to install Security Update 2019-003 High Sierra. After researching the problem, I discovered a number of reports ...
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What are my hardware upgrade options for a late 2009 iMac?

It is now July 2019 and I have this Late-2009 iMac. macOS High Sierra Version 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) Processor: 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 Graphics: ATI Radeon HD ...
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2010 Polycarbonate (White) MacBook: Has anyone tested to run with 2x1600MHz DDR3 16GB memory?

I am looking to add more RAM to my 2010 Polycarbonate unibody MacBook. It has Core 2 Duo with Nvidia 320M chipset. I've read that this model can run 16GB RAM (even though Apple states otherwise), and ...
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iMac 2019: Can I mix the old modules with the new ones when upgrading RAM?

I've found a similar question but it's about the 2016 iMac, so I want to double check for the current (2019) model. Can I mix new RAM (Crucial CT2K16G4SFD8266) with Apple's stock RAM? I am planning ...
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OSX Yosemite suggesting updates, I don't want to upgrade, but need to upgrade iTunes

My oldish MacMini has a fresh install of Yosemite (OSX 10.10.5). I go to iTunes, check for updates, and request to download 12.8.1. MacOS then sends my to app store updates, suggesting an update ...
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How to use Apple Remote Desktop to upgrade lab to macOS Mojave

I have a lab of 16 iMac computers that are currently running sierra or high sierra. I would like to know if there was a command that I could use in Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) via unix that would allow ...
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Mojave upgrade being suggested on unsupported Mac

My mother has a 2008 iMac currently running El Capitan. Every now and then it pops up the notification suggesting that she upgrade to Mojave. But if you actually try to download Mojave from the App ...
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Tradeoffs of disabling SIP (System Integrity Protection) in order to install Sierra on Mac Pro (Early 2009)

Lets say someone wants to upgrade a Mac Pro (Early 2009) to macOS Sierra in order to get core security updates and newer versions of modern software. Unfortunately this Mac Pro model is not ...
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MacMail Offline after Mojave Upgrade

Last month I upgraded to Mojave and my Mac Mail using my comcast account went to Account Offline along with locking my ability to use passwords that utilize my keychain. I found an answer online that ...
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What's the best way to update Homebrew when upgrading macOS?

I'm just about to finally update my MacBook Pro to macOS Mojave, hoping that the issues have all been resolved. But when I got this new machine I changed from using MacPorts to using Homebrew. When I ...