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      • #1964543
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB2000014 Ongoing List of Apple Operating System Updates

        By @Nathan Parker

        Published July 29, 2021 rev 1.62

        This is a regularly updated list of Apple operating system updates (grouped by device), along with guidance in determining when it is recommended to install each update. Instructions on updating each device are also included.

        For users with multiple Apple devices (such as a Mac, iPhone, and iPad, etc.), I recommend waiting to install annual major operating system upgrades after Apple has released the major operating system upgrades for each device type. Occasionally, Apple will make major changes to how app data syncs across devices over iCloud, and waiting to upgrade devices after the major operating system upgrades have been released for each device type provides for the smoothest upgrade experience.

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        macOS

        macOS (formerly Mac OS X and OS X) is the operating system that powers Mac computers. Mac OS X Cheetah-OS X Lion installs operating system updates through Software Update in System Preferences. OS X Mountain Lion-macOS High Sierra installs operating system updates through the Mac App Store. macOS Mojave-Present has moved operating system update installs back through Software Update in System Preferences. Instructions for installing macOS updates can be found here.

        Major operating system upgrades for all future macOS releases are delivered through an installer downloaded from the Mac App Store (prior to OS X Lion, operating system upgrades were delivered through a DVD). Mac OS X Cheetah-OS X Mountain Lion named major operating system releases after large cats. OS X Mavericks to the present version of macOS are named after California locations. Major versions are released once a year.

        General recommendations for installing macOS upgrades:

        1. When a major operating system upgrade is released (such as macOS Catalina 10.15 in October), it is generally recommended to wait and install the upgrade after its first minor update is released (in this case, 10.15.1).
        2. When a minor update to a major operating system version is released (for Catalina, that would be 10.15.1, 10.15.2, 10.15.3, etc.), it is generally recommended to wait a few days after the update has been released before installing it to ensure no major issues have been noted. I generally install such updates on the Friday after release to give myself the weekend to further test and ensure my Mac is working as should from the update before the following week.
        3. When an update marked Supplemental Update or Security Update is released, it is generally safe to install these shortly after the update is released, although I generally follow the same schedule and install such updates on the Friday after release. Some Security Updates are folded into minor updates instead of being released as separate updates.

        Current Version: macOS Big Sur 11.5.1,  July 26, 2021  Security content of Big Sur 11.5.1 Information on MacRumors and 9TO5Mac and AppleInsider.

        Previous Version: macOS Big Sur 11.5,  July 21, 2021  Security content of Big Sur 11.5 Information on MacRumors and 9TO5Mac and AppleInsider.

        Current  Version: macOS Catalina 10.15.7  Security Update 2021-004, July 21, 2021.
        Previous  Version: macOS Catalina 10.15.7  Security Update 2021-003, May 24, 2021.

        Instructions for preparing to upgrade to macOS Catalina is available here.

        Current version: macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Security Update 2021-005 issued July 21, 2021.
        Previous version: macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Security Update 2021-004 issued May 24, 2021.

        Instructions for upgrading to macOS Mojave for users on High Sierra or earlier is available here.

        Previous Versions: macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Security Update 2020-006 issued Nov. 12, 2020 INSTALL.

        Previous Versions: macOS Sierra 10.12.6 Security Update INSTALL

        A list of older previous versions of Mac OS X, OS X, and macOS is available here.

        Occasionally, certain Macs will also require a firmware update. These updates are usually included in a minor update or a Supplemental update. While firmware updates are generally safe to install (and Macs generally need the firmware update to resolve an issue), occasionally a firmware update can cause issues, so it is recommended to read up on firmware updates before installing them to ensure it is safe to proceed. This article provides general instructions concerning Mac firmware updates. The most common firmware updates have been SMC firmware updates.

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        iOS

        iOS (formerly iPhone OS until iOS 4) is the operating system that powers iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads (up until iOS 12. iOS 13 offers a variant for iPads known as iPadOS). Updates can either be installed wirelessly using Software Update in Settings (iOS 5 or later), or through iTunes (in macOS Catalina, iTunes iOS device management is being replaced by device management through the Finder that will mirror the functionality of iTunes). Instructions for installing iOS updates are available here. Major versions are released once a year with successive version numbers.

        General recommendations for installing iOS updates:

        1. When a major operating system upgrade is released (such as iOS 13), it is generally recommended to wait and install the update after its first minor update is released (in most cases, that would be a 0.1 update such as iOS 13.0.1, but it seems for iOS 13, Apple is folding such updates into iOS 13.1).
        2. When a minor bug fix update is released (such as iOS 12.4.1), it is generally safe to install these shortly after the update is released, although I generally wait and install such updates on the Friday after release to give myself the weekend to further test and ensure my iOS devices are working as should from the update before the following week.
        3. When a minor feature update is released (such as iOS 12.4 or iOS 13.1), it is generally safe to install these shortly after the update is released, although I generally wait and install such updates on the Friday after release to give myself the weekend to further test and ensure my iOS devices are working as should from the update before the following week. I have occasionally encountered an issue with minor feature updates causing an issue I would need to self-resolve or need resolved in a successive minor bug fix update.

        Current Latest Version: iOS 14.7.1, July 26, 2021  Security content of iOS 14.7.1.
        Information on AppleInsider, 9TO5Mac, and  MacRumors.

        Previous Latest Version: iOS 14.7, July 19, 2021  Information on AppleInsider and 9TO5Mac, 9TO5MacMacRumors, MacRumors.

        iOS 13 Device Compatibility is available here.

        iOS 12.5.3, May 3, 2021.
        More details on iOS 12.4.3 for iPhone 5

        iOS 12 Device Compatibility is available here.

        Special Updates to Previous Versions:

        iOS 10.3.4 INSTALL

        iOS 9.3.6 INSTALL

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        iPadOS

        Beginning with iOS 13, Apple has released a variant for iPads known as iPadOS. Updates can either be installed wirelessly using Software Update in Settings, or through iTunes (in macOS Catalina, iTunes iOS device management is being replaced by device management through the Finder that will mirror the functionality of iTunes). Instructions for installing iPadOS updates are available here. Major versions are released once a year with successive version numbers.

        General recommendations for installing iPadOS updates:

        1. When a major operating system upgrade is released (such as iPadOS 13), it is generally recommended to wait and install the update after its first minor update is released (in most cases, that would be a 0.1 update such as iPadOS 13.0.1, but we are not sure how Apple is going to handle the first minor update to iPadOS 13 yet).
        2. When a minor bug fix update is released (such as iPadOS 13.0.1, if released), it is generally safe to install these shortly after the update is released, although I generally wait and install such updates on the Friday after release to give myself the weekend to further test and ensure my iPad is working as should from the update before the following week.
        3. When a minor feature update is released (such as iPadOS 13.1, if released), it is generally safe to install these shortly after the update is released, although I generally wait and install such updates on the Friday after release to give myself the weekend to further test and ensure my iPad is working as should from the update before the following week. I have occasionally encountered an issue with minor feature updates causing an issue I would need to self-resolve or have need resolved in a successive minor bug fix update.

        Current Latest Version:  iPadOS 14.7.1, July 26, 2021   Information on AppleInsider, 9TO5Mac, and MacRumors.

        Current Latest Version:  iPadOS 14.7, July 21, 2021   Information on AppleInsider, 9TO5Mac, and MacRumors.

        iPadOS 13 Device Compatibility is available here.

        Previous Versions (still on previous iOS branding): iOS 12.5.3, May 3, 2021

        iOS 12 Device Compatibility is available here.

        Special Updates to Previous Versions:

        iOS 10.3.4 INSTALL

        iOS 9.3.6 INSTALL

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        watchOS

        watchOS is the operating system that powers Apple Watches. Updates can either be installed through the Watch app on a paired iPhone or wirelessly using Software Update in Settings (future updates installed after installing watchOS 6 or later). Instructions for installing watchOS updates are available here. Major versions are released once a year with successive version numbers.

        General recommendations for installing iOS updates:

        1. When a major operating system upgrade is released (such as watchOS 6), it is generally recommended to wait and install the update after its first minor update is released (such as watchOS 6.0.1).
        2. When a minor bug fix update is released (such as watchOS 6.0.1), it is generally safe to install these shortly after the update is released, although I generally wait and install such updates on the Friday after release to give myself the weekend to further test and ensure my Apple Watch working as should from the update before the following week.
        3. When a minor feature update is released (such as watchOS 6.1), it is generally safe to install these shortly after the update is released, although I generally wait and install such updates on the Friday after release to give myself the weekend to further test and ensure my Apple Watch working as should from the update before the following week.

        Current Latest Version: watchOS 7.6.1, July 29, 2021   Information on AppleInsider, 9TO5Mac, and MacRumors.

        watchOS 5.3.9 is available for Series 4 connected to older iOS devices not receiving iOS 13 INSTALL.

        Previous Versions: 6.2.9 (Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2) INSTALL

        watchOS 5 (and later) isn’t compatible with first generation Apple Watch.

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        tvOS

        tvOS is the operating system that powers the fourth-generation Apple TV (Apple TV HD) and later (previous Apple TV models used custom Apple TV software based on a variant of iOS). Updates can be installed wirelessly using Software Update in Settings. Instructions for installing tvOS updates are available here. Major versions are released once a year with successive version numbers.

        General recommendations for installing tvOS updates:

        1. When a major operating system upgrade is released (such as tvOS 13), it is generally safe to install these shortly after release (as fewer issues tend to occur with Apple TV compared to other Apple devices). I generally install these on the Sunday after their release since I am generally watching some content on Apple TV over the weekend, and I initiate the update when I am finished watching content on Apple TV.
        2. When a minor bug fix update is released (such as tvOS 13.0.1), it is generally safe to install these shortly after release. I generally install these on the Sunday after their release since I am generally watching some content on Apple TV over the weekend, and I initiate the update when I am finished watching content on Apple TV.
        3. When a minor feature update is released (such as tvOS 13.1), it is generally safe to install these shortly after release. I generally install these on the Sunday after their release since I am generally watching some content on Apple TV over the weekend, and I initiate the update when I am finished watching content on Apple TV.

        Current Latest Version: tvOS 14.7 July 19, 2021. Information on MacRumors and AppleInsider.

        Previous Version: tvOS 14.6 May 24, 2021. Information on 9TO5Mac.

        Occasionally, the Siri remote on the fourth-generation Apple TV (Apple TV HD) or later will require a firmware update. These are generally handled automatically after tvOS updates, although occasionally it is recommended to check for these firmware updates manually. These instructions explain how to manually update the Siri remote firmware. Siri remote firmware updates are safe install shortly after release (and it is generally recommended they are installed shortly after release).

        Special Updates to Previous Versions:

        Apple TV Software 7.6.1 (for third generation Apple TV) INSTALL

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        AirPods
        The firmware on AirPods should update automatically, especially after iOS updates. However, occasionally it is recommended to check for these firmware updates manually. These instructions explain how to manually check AirPods firmware. AirPod firmware updates are safe install shortly after release (and it is generally recommended they are installed shortly after release).

        Current Latest Firmware Version: AirPods 2nd-gen and AirPods Pro revision 3E751 Auto install April 28, 2021,  (See AppleInsider)

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        HomePod

        The software on the HomePod should update automatically. However, occasionally it is recommended to install these software updates manually. These instructions explain how to manually update the software on the HomePod. HomePod software updates are likely safe to install shortly after release (as fewer issues tend to occur with the HomePod compared to other Apple devices).

        Current Latest Version: HomePod Software v14.7  July 19, 2021. Information on MacRumors.

        Previous Version: HomePod Software v14.4  INSTALL. More on AppleInsider.

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        AirPort
        AirPort wireless routers have been discontinued by Apple. However, occasionally there has been a firmware update released for AirPort wireless routers. These firmware updates are generally installed automatically. However, here are the the instructions explaining how to manually update the firmware on AirPort wireless routers. Firmware updates should be installed shortly after release to improve the security and reliability of AirPort wireless routers.

        Due to the fact that Apple has discontinued AirPort wireless routers, users should slowly begin transitioning to another brand wireless router for security updates. I have personally had good experience with Cisco Small Business routers, and I have had excellent wireless performance with Cambium Networks business routers and wireless access points. I have also had decent wireless performance with Asus wireless routers.

        The latest firmware available for AirPort Extreme AC models is:

        7.9.1 INSTALL

        The latest firmware available for AirPort Express N models is:

        7.8 INSTALL

        A list of the latest firmware for older AirPort models is available here.

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        Security Updates
        Apple occasionally releases security updates for its various devices. These are generally included in major operating system upgrades or minor operating system updates. A list of all recent Apple security updates is available here.

      • #1964657
        Microfix
        AskWoody MVP

        NOTE: both iOS 9.3.6 and 10.3.4 GPS Fix for older tech

        Apple recommends all users with eligible devices install the new updates. Apple devices won’t be affected until November 3, 2019, so there should be plenty of time for users with affected iPhones and iPads to install the new software.

        quote from
        https://www.macrumors.com/2019/07/22/apple-releases-gps-bug-fix-older-iphones-ipads/

        and from the horses mouthhttps://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210239

        My interpretation of this is that it needs to be done prior to November 3rd 2019 otherwise the GPS function will not work as intended thereafter.

        | Quality over Quantity |
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        • #1964752
          Myst
          AskWoody Plus

          I just updated a friend’s iPhone5 to 10.3.4 and it’s all good. Glad we have Apple on the AW forum. It’s going to help lots of folks.

          Win7 Home x64 MacOS Chromebook

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      • #1964836
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        Please, note the following, because it can be somewhat unnerving for those of us still getting to know our Macs and used to how Windows updates work:

        In my, admittedly rather limited experience, system updates, whether initial or incremental, take about the same, long time to install. Once the process starts by clicking “install”, it will go through a cycle where the machine actually seems to turn itself completely off several times, but then restarts showing the usual loader screen: black with a white apple in the middle and a loading bar under it. The bar sometimes does not move, or move backwards, or the screen goes all black again before it has extended fully. The whole process, until finally getting to a login screen a bit different from the usual one, takes some 20 minutes, give or take. After logging in, everything looks to be back to normal.

        With my thanks to PKCano for starting and taking care of this very timely new knowledge-base for the benefit of Mac users, and for writing its detailed opening entry. And for the good advice on when to install system updates (the same as for Windows upgrades and patches and except for rare emergencies: wait a while after they are first offered!)

        Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

        MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
        Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
        Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

        • #1964846
          PKCano
          Manager

          Let’s give Credit where Credit is due.
          If you will notice at the top, the credit goes to Nathan Parker for this Thread. It’s his knowledge that he put together for this very informative piece.

          I simply did the posting.

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          • #1964860
            Myst
            AskWoody Plus

            Yep. I often let Nathan know how valuable his input and research/knowledge is for us with Apple devices and such. We are very lucky to have Mr. Parker aboard.

            Win7 Home x64 MacOS Chromebook

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          • #1964861
            OscarCP
            AskWoody Plus

            Yes, I’m afraid I missed that. So now I must make it even clearer that Nathan is behind this. He has been great help from his first coming to Woody’s as go-to Apple expert in residence, always quick to answer questions and give useful advice concerning the problems I and others may be having with the use of our Macs, iPhones, iPads, etc. As well as being a bringer of timely and useful information on new developments and changes concerning Apple products, both software and hardware. Doing all that while in the middle of his higher-degree studies and being active making informative videos. For that and for your ever gentle and unassuming manner: Thank you, Nathan!

            Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

            MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
            Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
            Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

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          • #1964993
            DrBonzo
            AskWoody Plus

            Here’s a big thanks to Nathan Parker!

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      • #1964877
        anonymous
        Guest

        I would DEFINITELY suggest waiting to update to ipadOS 13.1 – first time I’ve ever really had issues with an iOS update happened last night. My Air2 now won’t connect to wifi and isn’t recognizable by itunes. (Itunes 12.6.5.3, so ymmv.) Limited # of apps tested; most of them crash soon after startup.

        I didn’t do a backup before I did it, since I had been lulled into a false sense of security. Last backup was about 2 weeks ago.

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        • #1965119
          Myst
          AskWoody Plus

          *Edit to say I just saw where you’re having trouble connecting to WiFi and further say that iTunes won’t even recognize your device, ouch! Sounds like a jumbled mess. So the suggestion below seems a moot point unless someone can come through with better advice. Good luck!

          Maybe this will help. You should be able to restore your iPad Air2 back to 12.4.1. from 13.1. through iTunes using a PC or Mac. Of course it would be ideal to have a recent backup prior to the upgrade but at least you will have a reliable and stable iOS. You can wait for a new update that fixes this mess, but considering all the flaws popping up that could take awhile. Here’s a link with downgrade info.
          https://wccftech.com/how-to/downgrade-ipados-to-ios-12/

          Win7 Home x64 MacOS Chromebook

          • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by Myst.
      • #1966674
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Released iOS /iPadOS 13.1.1 to fix battery drain, Siri, iPhone restores.

        iOS 13.1.1 includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone. This update:

        Fixes issues that could prevent iPhone restoring from backup
        Addresses an issue that could cause battery to drain more quickly
        Fixes an issue that could impact recognition of Siri requests on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
        Resolves a problem where Safari search suggestions may re-enable after turning them off
        Addresses an issue that could cause Reminders to sync slowly
        Fixes a security issue for third-party keyboard apps

        https://9to5mac.com/2019/09/27/apple-releases-ios-13-1-1-with-fixes-for-battery-drain-siri-iphone-restores/

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        • #1966830
          Myst
          AskWoody Plus

          Maybe somebody could start a new topic for the latest Apple iOS,  iPadOS updates after a download/install. I’m sticking with 12.4.1 until an update comes along that’s more solid. Sometimes it takes a few additional minor fixes until they get it right.

          Win7 Home x64 MacOS Chromebook

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      • #1966835
        Ken Sims
        AskWoody Plus

        Maybe somebody could start a new topic for the latest Apple iOS, iPadOS updates after a download/install. I’m sticking with 12.4.1 until an update comes along that’s more solid. Sometimes it takes a few additional minor fixes until they get it right.

        12.4.2 has been released in parallel with 13.1.1. I’ve installed 12.4.2 on my iPhone 6 with no visible issues.

        I’ve also not seen any issues so far on my iPhone 8 with 13.1.1.

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        • #1966887
          Myst
          AskWoody Plus

          I knew there was a 12.4.2 for iPhone 6 and others who were using an older device that were dropped by 13. I have an 8Plus but will wait a bit longer. Good to know your 8 is problem free so far! Let us know if there’s anything buggy or even if  a few days from now it’s still doing good. Thanks!

          Win7 Home x64 MacOS Chromebook

          • #1966905
            PKCano
            Manager

            The AKB will get updated when I get the time. There are updates for older iOS and MacOS that need to be added. Nathan has sent me some of the information to add (when I get a round tuit).Round-TUIT

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            • #1967011
              Myst
              AskWoody Plus

              PK could you please get to the point 😊 Or you could borrow my round tuit. No problem I know you’ve got a load. Take a break go hang out in Hawaii under a palm tree, you deserve it.

              Win7 Home x64 MacOS Chromebook

          • #1967279
            Ken Sims
            AskWoody Plus

            I knew there was a 12.4.2 for iPhone 6 and others who were using an older device that were dropped by 13. I have an 8Plus but will wait a bit longer. Good to know your 8 is problem free so far! Let us know if there’s anything buggy or even if a few days from now it’s still doing good. Thanks!

            Today my iPhone 6 (that I updated to 12.4.2) had a wonky Bluetooth issue with my car.

            It initially connected okay, but when I turned on the audio in the car to play the music that I had ready to go on the phone, there was no sound. I checked the volume level. I checked the phone, which showed that the music was playing. Pausing and resuming the playback did nothing. I turned off the Bluetooth on the phone and turned it back. The phone and car now would not connect.

            For the return trip, I followed the normal procedures. The connection took place normally and the music played through the car’s speakers normally.

            I don’t know if the issue had anything to do with 12.4.2. I don’t even know whether the issue was the fault of the phone or of the car.

            I’m taking the iPhone 6 out of service very soon anyway. The iPhone 8 (on 13.1.1) is replacing it. I’ve got it almost ready to go.

            • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by Ken Sims.
            • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by Ken Sims.
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            • #1970586
              Ken Sims
              AskWoody Plus

              I made four trips today (going to two different places, returning home between) and did not have any problems on any trip with my iPhone 6 running 12.4.2 with either Bluetooth connectivity or with car audio playing music from the phone.

              I’ve upgraded my iPhone 8 to 13.1.2 with no apparent issues yet. I haven’t used the Bluetooth on the 8 yet because the SIM card is still in the 6, so the 8 stays home when I go places.

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          • #1977166
            Ken Sims
            AskWoody Plus

            Last Thursday I got the phone functions moved from my iPhone 6 (iOS 12.4.2) to my new iPhone 8 (iOS 13.1.2), and subsequently wiped the 6.

            No visible problems with the 8 and iOS 13.1.2, including no bluetooth connection problems nor audio problems with my car.

      • #1967276
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB2000014: Ongoing List of Apple Operating System Updates has been updated Saturday, September 28, 2019 to reflect the recent updates issued by Apple.

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      • #1969052
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Dev/Public beta of iOS 13.1.2 released.

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      • #1969070
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        had a wonky Bluetooth issue with my car.

        I guess that I am blessed 🙂 Never in ~8 years with iPhone devices have I accounted BT connection problems in my cars. I think the reason is that I never settled for the build-in audio/media systems that came with my cars and always install high end systems (current : iPhone Max, iOS 13.1.2 beta, Pioneer AVH-X8850BT).

      • #1969085
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Dev macOS Catalina beta 10 released.

      • #1969093
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        watchOS 6.0.1 released to the public.

        watchOS 6.0.1 optimizes performance, provides security updates, and contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

        Resolves an issue where the Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse watch face does not speak time
        Addresses an issue where the calendar complication may not display events
        Fixes a bug that could result in a loss of display calibration data

      • #1969102
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Dev/Public beta of iOS 13.1.2 released

        Correction : This is a public release, not beta.

        iOS 13.1.2 includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone. This update:

        Fixes a bug where the progress bar for iCloud Backup could continue to show after a successful backup
        Fixes an issue where Camera may not work
        Addresses an issue where the flashlight may not activate
        Fixes a bug that could result in a loss of display calibration data
        Fixes an issue where shortcuts could not be run from HomePod
        Addresses an issue where Bluetooth may disconnect on certain vehicles

        • #1969132
          pmcjr6142
          AskWoody Plus

          Alex57232 and Nathan Parker….these update fixes to iOS 13 are coming fast and furious now.  13.1.2 is not yet on gottabemobile.com and they are usually very fast on this.  iOS 13.1.1 is recommended as “install” on this 2000014 Knowledge Base forum and now there is 13.1.2.  Question/Comment….Gordon Kelly who has the Forbes articles quoted on this Forum before, is recommending a hold on 13.1.1 for now.  He thinks iOS13 is that messed up.  If I may ask, why do you recommend install for 13.1.1 and do you think these problems are iPhone model specific?  I have a 6S.

          • #1969172
            Alex5723
            AskWoody Plus

            why do you recommend install for 13.1.1 and do you think these problems are iPhone model specific?  I have a 6S

            Just installed iOS 13.1.2 on my iPhone Max, Installed WatchOS 6.0.1 on my Apple Watch 5 and starting installation of iPadOS 3.1.2 (3.06GB) on my iPad 10.5 Pro.
            I am a beta user too.

            Contrary to Windows 10 updates where I wait 30 days (security updates) and 6 months (feature update) I install Apple’s security and bug fixes the minute they are out. Never in ~8+ years have I came across a sever problem/bug.

            I think the the 6s hardware is too old for the new iOS 13.

            • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by Alex5723.
            • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by PKCano.
            • #1969231
              pmcjr6142
              AskWoody Plus

              “I think the the 6s hardware is too old for the new iOS 13”

              Alex, no the 6S gets 13.  The iPhone 6 and below don’t get it.  I was wondering if the iOS13 problems were more or less model specific, ie, the newer models have the problems.

              • #1969236
                Alex5723
                AskWoody Plus

                “I think the the 6s hardware is too old for the new iOS 13”

                Alex, no the 6S gets 13.  The iPhone 6 and below don’t get it.  I was wondering if the iOS13 problems were more or less model specific, ie, the newer models have the problems.

                I haven’t said the the 6s doesn’t get iOS 13, I said that the hardware is too old to carry iOS 13.
                You could take the “Windows root”, backup your 6s, wipe your 6s, and start as new.

              • #1969270
                pmcjr6142
                AskWoody Plus

                “I haven’t said the the 6s doesn’t get iOS 13, I said that the hardware is too old to carry iOS 13.
                You could take the “Windows root”, backup your 6s, wipe your 6s, and start as new.”

                Alex….help me here.  I know I could install 13 via a iPhone Restore on iTunes to free up space before it installs the newest update, but I have 17.58 GB available now and isn’t iOS13 around 2.28 GB?  Also, doesn’t it  also free up space by implementing APFS as the new file system.  When you said “too old”, I’m assuming you were referring to available space.  Thanks.

              • #1969409
                Ken Sims
                AskWoody Plus

                According to this Ars Technica article:
                iOS 13 on the iPhone 6S and SE: New software runs fine on a phone that’s still fast
                … “People upgrading to iOS 13 this year may have more of an incentive than usual to keep using their old phones rather than upgrading to new ones.”

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              • #1969463
                pmcjr6142
                AskWoody Plus

                According to this Ars Technica article:
                iOS 13 on the iPhone 6S and SE: New software runs fine on a phone that’s still fast
                … “People upgrading to iOS 13 this year may have more of an incentive than usual to keep using their old phones rather than upgrading to new ones.”

                Ken….very good article.  I feel better about iOS 13 now and will most likely upgrade.  Thank you.

      • #1971428
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Developer iOS 13.2 beta 1 with Deep Fusion camera Technology released.

      • #1971588
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB2000014: Ongoing List of Apple Operating System Updates has been updated Wednesday, October 2, 2019 to reflect the recent updates issued by Apple.

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      • #1973443
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Just a few days after releasing the 10th beta of macOS Catalina, Apple has released the macOS Catalina Golden Master. That’s just ahead of the expected public release tomorrow, October 4th.

        The macOS Catalina Golden Master is available now for those on the beta and is a good sign that Apple is indeed on track to release the latest macOS update to the public tomorrow, October 4th.

        https://9to5mac.com/2019/10/03/apple-releases-macos-catalina-10-15-gm-ahead-of-public-release/

      • #1976515
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        macOS Catalina final.

        macOS Catalina now available, here are the top 7 new Mac features

        https://9to5mac.com/2019/10/07/macos-catalina-available-top-new-mac-features/

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxdkIcjn260

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      • #1978468
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Apple released watchOS 5.3.2 for the Apple Watch Series 4 connected to older iOS devices not receiving iOS 13 (not receiving WatchOS 6).

        https://9to5mac.com/2019/10/09/watchos-5-3-2-apple-watch-series-4/

      • #1978528
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS 13.2 beta 2, iPadOS 13.2 beta 2, watchOS 6.1 beta 3, and tvOS 13.2 beta 2 available for devs.

      • #1979245
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        First developer beta of macOS 10.15.1.

      • #1979256
        cptomes
        AskWoody Lounger

        Just a note from an iOS/macOS technician (worked at an aasp until fall 2017…)

         

        new iOS version (11.x.x 12.x.x 13.x.x) wait a month.  if you’re on 12.4.1 and your iPhone wants to go to 13.anything, wait a month.

        major iOS revision (12.3.x going to 12.4.x) wait two weeks.

        minor iOS revision (12.4.1 going to 12.4.2) wait a week.

        let the other folks be on the bleeding edge.  almost all the time, if there is an issue, Apple will address is pretty fast.  but older devices might have issues with the latest updates, give Apple a chance to fix it before you install.  staying within the last major version is a super good idea if your iPhone can handle it.

         

        for macOS, wait a week or two after the security update for your version of macOS pops up.  don’t just hit the “update” button, read what got fixed and maybe even go to macrumors.com and see what if anything got broken with the update.  if you’re an Adobe Creative Cloud or other big expensive software user, you know where to go to verify these updates won’t break your shiny.

         

        for versions of macOS, everyone should decide for themselves when to migrate.  wait at least 2 months after release, in my opinion.  unless you know and have practiced how to use disk utility or carbon copy cloner to make a bootable image of your Mac on an external drive, you have no business playing canary in the coal mine.  newer Mac laptops are ssd-soldered-down and lack the data recovery port on the logic board that the 2015 laptops showed up with.  so if your mac goes belly up the only solutions may be “erase and fresh install” or “replace the logic board” both of which blows away your data.  iMacs are mostly showing up with Fusion Drive so if those hiccup it’s “erase everything and rebuild from scratch – you have a current time machine backup don’t you?”

         

        when the new versions of the os come out, pay attention to stuff like “file system is now apfs not hfs+” and “time machine backups will be converted to the new format which may make the backup disk unreadable to older OS”.  that tsunami washed ashore with 10.14 and if people dedicate a backup disk to one machine, not a problem.  but for those of us with 16tb drobo raids for time machine and 7 macs, these details matter.  get a usb-c/thunderbolt3 disk and be happy with speedy new disk.

         

        just my .02.

         

        in conclusion, my day job is keeping Microsoft desktops and servers alive.  and every single computer I own is either Apple or has Linux on it.  I would rather experience an Apple update/version problem than ANY of the last two years of Microsoft screwups.

        Hey look! Another Feature Update!

        You mean I shouldn't click Check for Updates?

        Where is the Any key?

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        • #1987827
          pmcjr6142
          AskWoody Plus

          cptomes…excellent post.  Your last paragraph is why I intend to switch to iMac instead of updating to Win 10.  Without Ask Woody, my Win 7 Dell PC would have been toast long ago.  The monthly Microsoft update issues are really getting old.   As to the iOS 13 issues that seem to be fairly widespread…I have elected to stay on iOS 12.4.1 until Gordon Kelly and his Forbes column give the green light.  I’m surprised that this Knowledge Base column isn’t covering the iOS 13 problems instead of so quickly recommending “Install”.

          • #1987948
            Alex5723
            AskWoody Plus

            I’m surprised that this Knowledge Base column isn’t covering the iOS 13 problems instead of so quickly recommending “Install”.

            What iOS 13 problems ?

            I run beta versions of iOS (and now iPadOS) for years… never have I encountered any crashes, apps not launching, iOS not booting…

            Now on iOS/iPadOS 13.2 beta 3 (iPhone XS Max, iPad 10.5 Pro.)

            Staying on iOS 12 you lose security updates, lot of new features, you can’t update Apple Watch to WatchOS 6, you can’t connect to Apple Arcade,…

            Make a double backup to iCloud and local PC and upgrade to 13.1.3

            Better still, join the Beta group.

            • This reply was modified 1 year, 9 months ago by Alex5723.
            • This reply was modified 1 year, 9 months ago by PKCano.
      • #1981652
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Apple released rare update to AirPort utility.
        Users have reported problems with the AirPort Utility app on iOS 13.

        1.3.6 Oct 14, 2019
        This update includes general stability and security improvements

        https://apps.apple.com/us/app/airport-utility/id427276530

      • #1983225
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS 13.2 beta 3, iPadOS 13.2 beta 3, watchOS 6.1 beta 4, and tvOS 13.2 beta 3 released.

      • #1983967
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Apple released second developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.1

      • #1989442
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS 13.2 beta 4, iPadOS 13.2 beta 4, watchOS 6.1 beta 5, and tvOS 13.2 beta 4 released.

      • #1990634
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Third developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.1 released.

      • #1994360
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        HomePod 13.2 released
        iOS 13.2 now available with Deep Fusion..
        iOS 12.4.3 released for iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPad Air, iPad Mini 2/3, and iPod touch 6th-gen

        • This reply was modified 1 year, 9 months ago by Alex5723.
      • #1994932
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        This maybe odd: Today, 29 October, I have received the current update for Safari, but an old security update for my current version of macOS Mojave: Security Update 2019-0001 that, according to my search on the Web, came out in March. On the other hand, I have not received the Mojave Supplemental Update 2 that has been released today, or at least very recently and is now mentioned in the updated header of this thread.

        Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

        MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
        Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
        Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

        • #1994935
          PKCano
          Manager

          This one was sneakly quiet. If you have it installed, under System Report\Software, you should have macOS 10.14 Mojave: 18G103. I didn’t even get asked about installing it.

          • #1994948
            OscarCP
            AskWoody Plus

            Thanks, PK. I just checked as you advised, and verified  that I do have installed that version of Mojave, except it is listed as “macOS 10.14.8 18G103″ ” (the only difference with what you wrote being”.8″) . The kernel is “Darwin 18.7.0.

            Still no “Supplemental Update 2” in sight.

            So, should I just ignore Security Update 2019-0001? (I’ll be doing that anyway, until further notice.)

            Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

            MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
            Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
            Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

            • #1994952
              PKCano
              Manager

              I believe 18G103 is the second supplemental. See here.

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              • #1994994
                OscarCP
                AskWoody Plus

                Thanks for the link: Now there is no doubt in my mind that I have Update 2 installed. So what is 2019-0001 doing here? I have never missed a single update sent by Apple since I installed Mojave, months ago.

                Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

                MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
                Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
                Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

              • #1995028
                OscarCP
                AskWoody Plus

                I have just installed the Safari update to version 13.0.3, but did not choose to install  the 2019-0001 Mojave update also “waiting to install”, leaving it for a later occasion — or never. And what would you know? After the Safari install was done, I checked to see what was still waiting to install, and there was only Catalina there, no trace of 2019-0001… But now the version of Mojave has changed to “macOS 10.14.6 (18G1012)” (I probably misread (?), earlier, “.6” as “.8” .)

                Stranger and stranger…

                Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

                MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
                Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
                Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

              • #1995035
                PKCano
                Manager

                Sneaky things, those security updates from Apple!  🙂

              • #1995055
                PKCano
                Manager

                @OscarCP
                Try again. There was too much HTML in that copy/paste to make it legible.

              • #1995071
                OscarCP
                AskWoody Plus

                PKCano: Sorry about that! I thought, afterwards, that the html might be a problem, but was in something of a hurry, so I did not came back to edit it.

                Now, here it goes again:

                According to Wikipedia in Italian, the version now in my Mac (10.14.6 (18G1012)) is the latest one and was released today, 29 October 2019, 0 days ago (“0 giorni fa”)

                Sviluppatore Apple Inc.
                Famiglia SO Unix, BSD
                Release iniziale 10.14 Developer Beta 1 (4 giugno 2018; 16 mesi fa)
                Release corrente 10.14.6 (18G1012) (29 ottobre 2019; 0 giorni fa)

                But, according to the Wikipedia in English, it is still the version you mentioned (10.14.6 (18G103), released 31 days ago, as shown here:

                Developer: Apple Inc.
                OS family Macintosh Unix

                Source model Closed, with open source components
                Initial release September 24, 2018; 13 months ago.
                Latest release 10.14.6 (18G103) (September 26, 2019; 31 days ago)

                (Also, while the Italian version gives the Beta 1 release as the initial one, in June of last year, English Wikipedia gives the data of the actual Mojave official release to all users in September 2018, which is more to the point.)

                Maybe Wikipedia in English also needs a Mac update?

                And was update “2019-0001” just a cover name for the latest macOS update, released today, at least according to the Italian Wikipedia version? Sneaky, indeed!

                Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

                MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
                Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
                Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

            • #1994966
              DrBonzo
              AskWoody Plus

              I’m not in a position to check my MacBook Air Mojave machine, but update 2 for Mojave was released on Sept. 26 and if I recall correctly a new version of it – still going by update 2 – was issued on Sept 29.

              On my iMac High Sierra, I was offered today supplemental update 6, so there may be a new round of MacOS (if that’s the correct current lingo for the Mac OS) updates out today. I can’t yet see any info for it on the Apple support page
              https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222

              • #1995087
                OscarCP
                AskWoody Plus

                DrBonzo: If 2019-0001 shows in your Mojave Mac along with the update of Safari to version 13.0.3 and you choose to install only the Safari one, 2019-0001 (apparently the latest Mojave update, disguised as an old update) will install itself also anyways, whether you want it or not. That happened to me a while ago, and it is still too early to tell if that is good or bad.

                Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

                MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
                Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
                Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

        • #1994943
          Alex5723
          AskWoody Plus

          HomePod 13.2 released

          HomePod 13.2 has been pulled as the update bricked some HomePods which are being replaced at Apple Stores.

          macOS Catalina 10.15.1 released

          WathcOS 6.1 released (for Apple Watch 1 & 2 as well).

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      • #1995192
        Nathan Parker
        AskWoody_MVP

        The Mojave updates I’m being offered today are:

        • Security Update 2019-001 for 10.14.6
        • Safari 13.0.3

        Should I be seeing anything else?

        Nathan Parker

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      • #1996061
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Apple has released HomePod 13.2.1.

      • #2000304
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Apple released iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3, tvOS 13.3, and watchOS 6.1.1 betas.

      • #2000523
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3

        Public beta 1 is out.

      • #2001108
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS 13.2.2 released

        iOS 13.2.2 includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone. This update:

        Fixes an issue that could cause apps to quit unexpectedly when running in the background

        Resolves an issue where iPhone may temporarily lose mobile signal after a call

        Addresses an issue where mobile data may temporarily not be available

        Fixes an issue that caused replies to S/MIME encrypted email messages between Exchange accounts to be unreadable

        Addresses an issue where using Kerberos single sign-on service in Safari may present an authentication prompt

        Resolves an issue where charging may be interrupted on YubiKey Lightning-powered accessories

        https://www.macrumors.com/2019/11/07/apple-releases-ios-13-2-2/

        iPadOS 13.2.2 released as well.

        • This reply was modified 1 year, 9 months ago by Alex5723.
      • #2001111
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        macOS Catalina 10.15.2 beta 1 released.

      • #2002551
        PKCano
        Manager

        For those of you with MacOS, some information:
        I have installed MacOS 10.15 on my 2012 iMac and 10.15.1 on my old 2012 13″ MacBook Pro (yes, the one that still had the slot DVD drive), both upgraded from Mojave. Both seem to be running normally on Catalina. Note that I do not use the built in apps like Safari, Mail, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, etc with any frequency, so they have not been tested.

        32-bit Apps are no longer allowed. I had to uninstall Office 2011 and iWorks from the older MacBook Pro (even I had the latest Pages, Numbers, and Keynote installed) and some third-party apps from both machines. My old version of InSSIDer (Free) no longer worked.

        The change in SMB1 required some finagling to get my NAS drives reconnected. Change from:
        smb://<servername>/<sharename>
        to:
        smb://<servername>._smb._tcp.local/<sharename>

        Quite a few of my third-party apps had to be upgraded to a later version: TrendMicro AV, my file sync software, Parallels Desktop, Paragon NTFS for Mac, Adobe Reader, Calibre, Kindle app among them.
        The current versions of FireFox, WaterFox, Thunderbird, VLC Player and CCleaner seem to be OK.

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      • #2005060
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        macOS 10.15.2 beta 2 released.

      • #2005395
        Myst
        AskWoody Plus

        “Apple iOS 13.2.2 has landed and it’s both an essential upgrade and a negligent mess. Apple’s sixth rapid-fire update since September addresses the appalling performance problems introduced by iOS 13.2 but introduces new ones and ignores major ongoing issues.”
        https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2019/11/08/apple-ios-1322-release-should-you-upgrade-iphone-update/

        Above excerpt from Gordon Kelly with Forbes – last update to his report was Nov 8. Any thoughts as to his findings on the latest iOS 13.2.2 update? I’m running on 12.4.1 and there are no major issues on my iPhone or iPad with this iOS 12 update. I really would like to wait and see what iOS 13.3 has to offer in the way of stability. I understand it’s out in Beta now and planned for release in December.

        Win7 Home x64 MacOS Chromebook

        • #2005405
          Ken Sims
          AskWoody Plus

          I updated from 13.2 to 13.2.2 a week ago (November 7) and I haven’t noticed any problems.

          I use the iOS Mail app for three Gmail accounts (all of which I set up as Other so that I could manually configure exactly as I wanted), but my iPhone 8 is a secondary device for email. My PC is the primary device so I don’t leave mail on the account. I delete it or move it to the hard drive of my PC. So I never use Search in the Mail app.

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      • #2005434
        pmcjr6142
        AskWoody Plus

        “Apple iOS 13.2.2 has landed and it’s both an essential upgrade and a negligent mess. Apple’s sixth rapid-fire update since September addresses the appalling performance problems introduced by iOS 13.2 but introduces new ones and ignores major ongoing issues.”
        https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2019/11/08/apple-ios-1322-release-should-you-upgrade-iphone-update/

        Above excerpt from Gordon Kelly with Forbes – last update to his report was Nov 8. Any thoughts as to his findings on the latest iOS 13.2.2 update? I’m running on 12.4.1 and there are no major issues on my iPhone or iPad with this iOS 12 update. I really would like to wait and see what iOS 13.3 has to offer in the way of stability. I understand it’s out in Beta now and planned for release in December.

        Willygirl….I also follow Gordon Kelly as I do Woody.  Woody never recommends installing new updates when they first come out.  The sky won’t fall if you wait.  I subscribe to this same philosophy for iOS updates.  Until Gordon gives the OK, I’m not updating to iOS 13….iOS 12 works just fine for me.  I can live without dark mode.  While people have installed 13 without problems, there are definitely problems out there.  I’m not willing to play Russian roulette with my iPhone.

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        • #2005562
          Myst
          AskWoody Plus

          I listen to what Nathan has to say here at Woody’s. But in the process of hitting on a current iOS update, I search around to get the findings of those who report in, this means there are various websites out there giving their rundown. But the bottom line is I wait for guidance from our MVP Nathan Parker to give a thumbs up or down. That’s when I make a final decision on whether to update my phone or other Apple devices. Nathan has a keen sense when updating seems logical. I wanted to throw that post in from Kelly because it raised some questions and concern.

          Win7 Home x64 MacOS Chromebook

      • #2005436
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS/iPasOS 13.3 beta 2 released

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      • #2005437
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Gordon Kelly with Forbes – last update to his report was Nov 8. Any thoughts as to his findings

        Gordon Kelly is an Apple hater not to be trusted.

      • #2005443
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        PKCano #2002551 : “I have installed MacOS 10.15 on my 2012 iMac and 10.15.1 on my old 2012 13″ MacBook Pro (yes, the one that still had the slot DVD drive), both upgraded from Mojave. Both seem to be running normally on Catalina. Note that I do not use the built in apps like Safari, Mail, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, etc with any frequency, so they have not been tested.

        I only use Mail and none of the others in that list (although I keep all of them duly updated). Mail fulfills a very important function as an email client, when chosen to keep oneself in meaningful touch with others, so I am interested to know what PK finds out after trying it.

        Has anyone else who installed Catalina been using Mail afterwards? If so, how has that worked out?

        Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

        MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
        Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
        Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

        • #2005449
          PKCano
          Manager

          I use Thunderbird as the mail client, since it is cross paltform: MacOS and Windows (and Linux too). That way I can have my contacts, mail, etc the same everywhere.

      • #2005446
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Apple AirPods Pro Firmware Update 2B588 Released.

      • #2008041
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS 13.2.3 / iPadOS 13.2.3 released :

        iOS 13.2.3 includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone. This update:

        Fixes an issue where system search and search within Mail, Files, and Notes might not work
        Addresses an issue where photos, links, and other attachments might not display in the Messages details view
        Fixes an issue that could prevent apps from downloading content in the background
        Resolves issues that may prevent Mail from fetching new messages, and fail to include and quote original message content in Exchange accounts

        iOS 13.2.3 & iPadOS 13.2.3 Update Released with Bug Fixes

      • #2008570
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 beta 3

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      • #2008585
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        macOS 10.15.2 beta 3 , TvOS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.1 beta 3

      • #2015955
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        macOS Catalina 10.15.2 beta 4 released

      • #2015978
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3, tvOS 13.3 & watchOS 6.1.1 : 4th beta released.

      • #2017534
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Final iOS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.1, and tvOS 13.3 and Catalina 10.15.2

        Catalina :

        https://support.apple.com/kb/HT210642

        https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

        HomePod OS 13.3

        Improves the ability of HomePod to recognize the voice profile of family members
        Allows individual family members to enable/disable personal requests
        Fixes an issue that could prevent music playback from resuming on a stereo pair after a phone call

        iOS 12.4.4 has been released for older iPhones with security and performance improvements. It is available for iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPad Air, iPad Mini 2/3, and iPod touch 6th-gen.

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      • #2018704
        DrBonzo
        AskWoody Plus

        There’s a new Safari update 13.0.4 for Mojave and High Sierra which I’ve installed successfully on each OS.

        Also Security Update 2019-002 for Mojave and 2019-007 for High Sierra both installed successfully.

        https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222

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        • #2018720
          OscarCP
          AskWoody Plus

          DrBonzo: A few days ago, I got a security updates for Safari (same one as you did) and for Mojave. The latter, strangely enough, had the same number as the current version of Mojave: 10.14.6…

          That made me suspicious, so I clicked in the little link in the popup with the update numbers, and it said there that it was a security update for Mojave 10.14.6 . So I shouted Geronimo! and clicked on “Update”. That happened (with the usual black screen, white apple, white loading line that sometimes moves backwards, etc. Eventually, it finished doing that and nothing bad has happened since then. So far. That I have noticed.

          Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

          MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
          Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
          Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

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      • #2020699
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS 13.3.1 beta 1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 beta 1 tvOS 13.3.1, macOS 10.15.3 released

        • This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by Alex5723.
      • #2020705
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        AirPods and AirPods Pro updated with new firmware 2C54

      • #2021579
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB2000014 has been updated Dec. 19, 2019.

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      • #2084760
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS 13.3.1 beta 2, iPadOS 13.3.1 beta 2, macOS Catalina 10.15.3 beta 2, watchOS 6.1.2 beta 2, and tvOS 13.3.1 beta 2

        Xcode 11.3.1

      • #2086548
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS 13.3.1 beta 2, iPadOS 13.3.1 beta 2, macOS Catalina 10.15.3 beta 2, watchOS 6.1.2 beta 2, and tvOS 13.3.1 beta 2

        Xcode 11.3.1

        So iOS 13.3.1 beta 2 does have a new toggle to disable Ultra Wideband.

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      • #2100499
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        macOS Catalina 10.15.3 beta 3
        Beta 3 : iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, watchOS 6.1.2, and tvOS 13.3.1

        • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by Alex5723.
      • #2111372
        Ken Sims
        AskWoody Plus

        Per this Ars Technica article:
        Apple releases iOS 13.3.1 and macOS Catalina 10.15.3
        … Apple has released:
        iOS 13.3.1
        iPadOS 13.3.1
        macOS Catalina 10.15.3
        watchOS 6.1.2
        tvOS 13.3.1

      • #2111384
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        I have installed, just now, macOS Mojave Security Update 2020-001 and now can say with confidence that the Mac is still alive and, as proof of that, I am typing this note on its very own keyboard. Whether, besides of alive, it is also well, remains to be seen.

        As usual, the patching took a while to get done, first to download all of the 1.61 GB of warm and quivering update flesh, then almost as long to install it, going through the usual: the machine turning itself off, on again, off again, always with a black screen surrounding an economical view of a white apple and a white loading bar very, very slowly progressing and, sometimes, receding, etc., etc.

        You should try it and experience the thrill of wondering how long to wait before declaring the process has failed and one needs to get a new Mac, and hope, if such is the case, that the last backup you made also included the current version of the software you have been developing and on which you have spent so many moons already trying to get it to work right — and it looked like you might have finally succeeded, just before this inconvenience happened.

        Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

        MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
        Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
        Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

      • #2111494
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB2000014 has been updated January 28, 2020.

      • #2123855
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS 12.4.5 OTA for :

        iPhone 6
        iPhone 6 Plus
        iPhone 5S
        iPad mini 3
        iPad Air, iPad mini 2
        iPod touch 6th-generation

        IPSW downloads at https://ipsw.me/

      • #2123884
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        The 2020-002 update for macOS has not showed up for me, yet, when checking in System Preferences/Software Update. Nor has an also announced Safari update for mi current version: 13.0.5 (14608.5.12).

        The only thing waiting to be downloaded and installed is Catalina, something I won’t be doing for several more months.

        Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

        MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
        Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
        Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

      • #2125139
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB2000014 has been updated February 3, 2020.

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      • #2135326
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        developer betas of macOS Catalina 10.15.4, iOS 13.4. iPadOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2, and tvOS 13.4.

      • #2153172
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        watchOS 6.1.3 for iOS 13 and watchOS 5.3.5 for iOS 12.

        https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222

      • #2153853
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Dev Beta 2 : iOS 13.4, macOS 10.15.4, watchOS 6.2, and tvOS 13.4

      • #2154050
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Dev Beta 2 : iOS 13.4, macOS 10.15.4, watchOS 6.2, and tvOS 13.4

        Public beta 2 out.

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      • #2264648
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB200014 has been updated May 21, 2020

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      • #2269344
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB2000014 has been updated June 4. 2020.

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      • #2269444
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        I just installed 2020-003 and one Safari update. I do not use Safari, but prefer to keep it up to date all the same. The Mac is still alive and maybe even well. Thanks, PK.

        Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

        MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
        Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
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        • #2269735
          bassmanzam
          AskWoody Plus

          I’ve successfully installed 2020-003 on my Mojave.

          I am new with macOS, is there a history of updates installed like Windows? I can only find Mojave 10.14.6 no supplemental updates.

          While I’m at it, is Safari baked in like IE in Windows 7?

          • #2269758
            OscarCP
            AskWoody Plus

            bassmanzam: I have had a Mac now for about three years and, in this time, have moved from the Mac Operating System (*) major release the Mac came with: “Sierra”, to “Mojave” (skipping the intermediate “High Sierra.”)

            So, since I bought the Mac, in mid-2017, I have installed one new operating system (“Mojave”) and also several (something like 10, or an average of just over 3 a year) point releases and security patches. For a while there was a problem with one update to “High Sierra” in a government computer that I have to use for work, but have experienced none in my own Mac, updating its software as outlined above.

            As to Safari: there are very occasional security updates and also what I would call “improvement” ones (to fix bugs, add new features, that sort of thing), but nothing that happens regularly, unlike what is the case with Internet Explorer.

            Generally speaking, for me updating (so far) has been a very low-key and infrequent event, unlike with Windows. I hear that “Catalina”, still the latest major Operating System release, is creating some more trouble for users than those previous versions of  macOS I have mentioned. I believe that it has to do with “Catalina” being a major overhaul of macOS. I hope that things will settle down after some more months have gone by. Then I might move from “Mojave” to “Catalina.”

            I close by saying that it is a good idea to follow what PKCano and Nathan Parker post in “Forums/Non-Windows Operating Systems/macOs”  and “…/iOs” section of “AskWoody” about patches, updates and related news of interest to users.

            (*) Or macOS that, until a few years ago, was called OS X.

            Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

            MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
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            • #2269965
              bassmanzam
              AskWoody Plus

              OscarCP: Not sure if you can answer this but how long will Mojave get security updates? And when will we be forced to upgrade to Catalina?

              • #2269969
                DrBonzo
                AskWoody Plus

                I’m not OscarCP but here’s how it generally works. A new version of macOS comes out every Fall, usually around September, October, maybe even November. There are usually 3 versions of macOS that are supported at any given time. Right now those 3 versions from oldest to newest are High Sierra, Mojave, and Catalina. This coming Fall, a new version of macOS will come out, and High Sierra will get bumped off the list of supported macOS versions, leaving Mojave, Catalina, and New Version as the 3 supported versions (from oldest to newest). Following the pattern means that Mojave support will end in the Fall of 2021.

                There may be some finer points to this but that’s basically how it works.

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              • #2269986
                OscarCP
                AskWoody Plus

                bassmanzam: Sorry I just got here and saw your question. I also see that DrBonzo has answered it quite fully.

                For my part, as I mentioned in my previous post, I am still running Mojave. Seeing that Catalina is having a bumpy ride, I am waiting for the bumps to get smoothed out. If necessary I am quite ready to bypass Catalina and wait for the next major update of macOS that, as DrBonzo mentions, will follow Catalina.

                That would be later this year, some time in the early Fall, if past history of such releases is still applicable to this future one. Apple does not have a published written policy, at least that I know of, on matters having to do with the updates of its software, so one has to go by what experience has shown to have repeatedly happened in the past.

                Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

                MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
                Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
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          • #2269762
            DrBonzo
            AskWoody Plus

            Pull down the black Apple logo menu (upper left of screen). Choose About This Mac, then click the System Report button. In the left panel of the resulting screen, scroll down to Software and expand it and choose Installations. On the right you’ll see all the programs installed on your machine. Scroll down far enough and you should see the Security Updates that have been installed.

            I’m not sure about Safari, but I don’t think it’s part of the macOS operating system in the sense that IE 11 is an integral part of Windows. On the other hand, I would assume that macOS uses Safari to download some of what I call ‘stealth’ security patches (there are patches that Apple pushes out and installs automatically – well, depending on your system prefs – and are typically pretty small)

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      • #2269590
        pmcjr6142
        AskWoody Plus

        You’re update for iOS 13.5.1 says “Install. Wait for Testing”.  Which is it?  Safe to install or wait for further testing?  Thank you.

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        • #2269592
          PKCano
          Manager

          Ooops. Should be only “WAIT for testing.” “INSTALL” didn’t get deleted in the edit.

          Nathan is going to test this weekend. If no problems, it will change to INSTALL next week.

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      • #2269597
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        You’re update for iOS 13.5.1 says “Install. Wait for Testing”.  Which is it?  Safe to install or wait for further testing?  Thank you.

        If you want to jailbreak stay away from 13.5.1

        iOS 13.5.1 is stable. No problems at all on my iPhone XS Max or iPad 10.5″

        I am currently on iOS 13.5.5 beta

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        • #2269606
          Myst
          AskWoody Plus

          I’ve had no problems with iOS 13.5.1 since installing the other day. Not into jailbreak so it’s all good here.

          Win7 Home x64 MacOS Chromebook

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      • #2269610
        Microfix
        AskWoody MVP

        I updated SWMBO iphone 6 from 12.4.6 to 12.4.7 without issue a while back. Other than the initial indexing after the update, her battery life and iphone experience is still silky smooth. stable and more secure.

        | Quality over Quantity |
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      • #2269612
        pmcjr6142
        AskWoody Plus

        Ooops. Should be only “WAIT for testing.” “INSTALL” didn’t get deleted in the edit.

        Nathan is going to test this weekend. If no problems, it will change to INSTALL next week.

        I wait for you instead of Gordon Kelly on Forbes.  Thanks, PK.

      • #2269617
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        I wait for you instead of Gordon Kelly on Forbes.

        Gordon Kelly on Forbes has no idea what iOS is.

      • #2272086
        pmcjr6142
        AskWoody Plus

        PKCano….any status update on iOS 13.5.1?  Some of the online reviews are a little iffy, so I’m waiting for Nathan’s testing results.  FYI, I updated my iMac to 10.15.5 Supplemental before I noticed you hadn’t moved this to install.  That was about 2 weeks ago and I’m experienced no problems with my rather simple uses with the Mac…email and internet lookups.  Thank you.

        • #2272087
          PKCano
          Manager

          My 5 Macs and MacBooks are also on 10.15.5 Supp. with no problems. (3 Ivy Bridge, 1 Haswell, 1 Kaby Lake)
          I don’t have anything recent enough for iOS 13 (iPhone 6 and iPan Mini 2(

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        • #2272091
          Myst
          AskWoody Plus

          any status update on iOS 13.5.1?

          I’ve posted that iOS 13.5.1 seems stable for my iPhone 8Plus. Still having battery drain issues with the iPadOS 13.5.1. But it isn’t anything for me to worry about. I use it frequently but it drains quicker now on this current OS.

          Win7 Home x64 MacOS Chromebook

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      • #2272102
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        any status update on iOS 13.5.1?

        I’ve posted that iOS 13.5.1 seems stable for my iPhone 8Plus. Still having battery drain issues with the iPadOS 13.5.1. But it isn’t anything for me to worry about. I use it frequently but it drains quicker now on this current OS.

        I am on 13.6 beta 2 on iPhone Max and iPad 10.5″ Pro.
        Every thing runs smooth with 0 problems.

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      • #2276134
        pmcjr6142
        AskWoody Plus

        13.5.1 may have an issue that is preventing my iPhone 6S from syncing the Recents call log with Bluetooth in my car.  When I delete a Recent in the call log, it is not deleted in Bluetooth.  I know iOS 13 has had Bluetooth issues.  I have tried iPhone Settings>Bluetooth>iPhone “Forget This Device and also deleting my iPhone from Setup>Bluetooth in the car.  These steps have not fixed the problem.  Has anyone experienced this with iOS 13 and did you come up with a fix…beside waiting for iOS 14?  Other iPhone Bluetooth features appear to be working. Thank you.

      • #2281450
        bassmanzam
        AskWoody Plus

        Anyone seeing Security update 2020-004 for Mojave?

        Is this safe to install?

        • #2281453
          DrBonzo
          AskWoody Plus

          I’m seeing it along with an update for Safari. They’ve been out for a couple days. There’s only one or two holes that get patched in the 004 update so it’s probably pretty safe, although I haven’t installed it yet; might install it tomorrow.

          https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211289

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          • #2281585
            bassmanzam
            AskWoody Plus

            Thanks DrBonzo.  From what I can tell there is only one hole plugged…Vim. If I remember correctly Vim is a text editor. Why then is the security update 1.67GB? Just guessing here but is the security update cumulative like the Monthly Rollup in Windows 7?

             

             

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            • #2281647
              DrBonzo
              AskWoody Plus

              I don’t know why the updates are so big, but if I recall correctly, all of the Mojave updates have been about 1.7 GB. I’ve never had the impression that security updates were/are cumulative, but that’s just an impression (or lack thereof)

              In any case, I just installed the 004 update on a MacBook Air running Mojave. No issues. It seems the update was already downloaded. After clicking Restart it only took about 12 minutes until I was back to the login screen. That’s a lot faster than normal.

              Also installed the Safari update on the same machine with no issues.

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        • #2281462
          OscarCP
          AskWoody Plus

          Fastest way to install the updates:

          Click on the black apple at the top left corner of the screen, then, in the box that opens, click on “Check for Updates”; that will open a new box with a button to install Catalina, below it will say “Other updates are available/More information” Click on “More Information” and it will open a last dialog box with “Security update 2020-004” and “Safari” with an “Install Now” button at the lower right corner of the dialog box. Click on that if you are going to install both updates. Or you can uncheck the box next to the name of one update and install the other. Or wait to install anything, as I intend to do, until the situation becomes more clear.

          Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

          MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
          Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
          Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

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          • #2281587
            bassmanzam
            AskWoody Plus

            Thanks OscarCP. I’ll give it a few days before installing too.

            I still haven’t decided about Catalina. Maybe I’ll give it a try in late August.

      • #2281708
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB2000014 has been updated 7/19/2020.

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        • #2282580
          OscarCP
          AskWoody Plus

          Today, 22 July, I’ve installed both the 2020-004 patch for Mojave and the Safari patch offered at the same time. Everything I use regularly seems to be working fine. (The text on the 2020-004 patch has changed to “INSTALL.”)

          Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

          MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
          Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
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          • #2282658
            pmcjr6142
            AskWoody Plus

            OscarCP…if you’ve stayed with Mojave, do you continue to have the badge alert for the Catalina update? What are your plans for Big Sur? I bought my iMac earlier this year and it came with Catalina. I know nothing else about Mac OS.

            • #2282712
              OscarCP
              AskWoody Plus

              pmcjr6142 : Yes, I continue to get those alerts and one red dot on the “Software Update” icon on the Dock indicating there is a macOS update waiting.

              My plan, as always, is to watch and learn.

              Right now I have no worries about staying with Mojave and I think it is likely I’ll skip Catalina and watch what happens after Big Sur is deployed. It will be only some months after Big Sur is finally released that I’ll decide whether to install it, or not, depending on what I hear from those who do. If, in the end, I decide not to install Big Sur, then it is likely I will install Catalina, so a year and some months from now, when the next macOS version following Big Sur comes out, I’ll still have a supported version of this OS. And keep on watching and learning.

              There is also an interesting possibility worth looking into, discussed by Alex and Nathan, of installing Big Sur in a separate partition of the HD or SSD in a way that makes it possible to switch between them and, in this way, move gradually to Catalina or to Big Sur while retaining the fall back option of using Mojave.

              Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

              MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
              Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
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      • #2282766
        bassmanzam
        AskWoody Plus

        Just installed Security Update 2020-004 for Mojave on my Macbook air. No real issues.

        Hope to update Safari tomorrow

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      • #2288355
        pmcjr6142
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS 13.6.1 Update and OS 10.15.6 Supplemental Update announced.  Will wait for OK to install.

      • #2288993
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB2000014 has been updated 8/16/2020.

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      • #2294214
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB2000014 has been updated 9/6/2020.

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      • #2297369
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB2000014 has been updated 9/18/2020.

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      • #2297392
        Ken Sims
        AskWoody Plus

        An article today in Ars Technica about iOS 14 on iPhone 6S and the original iPhone SE:

        iOS 14 on the iPhone 6S and SE: Performance is fine, other stuff is not

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      • #2297393
        Ken Sims
        AskWoody Plus

        Here’s another article from Ars Technica.  This one is about privacy enhancements in iOS 14.

        A bevy of new features makes iOS 14 the most secure mobile OS ever

      • #2297417
        pmcjr6142
        AskWoody Plus

        An article today in Ars Technica about iOS 14 on iPhone 6S and the original iPhone SE:

        iOS 14 on the iPhone 6S and SE: Performance is fine, other stuff is not

        Thank you for posting this.  Makes me feel better about getting a little more use out of my 6S.

      • #2298703
        Ken Sims
        AskWoody Plus

        iOS 14.0.1 and iPadOS 14.0.1 have been released, including fixing the bug that on power-cycling would reset changes to the default browser and email apps.

        Apple’s first iOS update after iOS 14 just hit, and it fixes resetting app defaults

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      • #2299858
        pmcjr6142
        AskWoody Plus

        Any feedback on iOS 14.01 or MacOS 10.15.7?  I’m holding off for the OK to install.

        • #2299860
          PKCano
          Manager

          I have Nathan’s updates. As soon as I have the time to update the AKB……

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      • #2300081
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB2000014 has been updated 9/30/2020.

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      • #2300146
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        As far as I know, Apple stopped supporting Sierra on November 30th of last year. I am trying to understand better how “support” works with Macs. So why is Sierra getting this update as well?

        Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

        MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
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        • #2300154
          PKCano
          Manager

          Please tell me where you see that Sierra is getting “this update.”

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          • #2300160
            OscarCP
            AskWoody Plus

            Up in the latest list of updates posted at the start of this thread:

            Previous Versions: macOS Sierra 10.12.6 Security Update INSTALL

            And here:

            https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210589

            where there is a list of all these recent updates and its says this is the update for Sierra:

            macOS 10.12 Sierra: 16G2136

            Although it is not the same name for this update as for the others. Still, it is getting updated.

            Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

            MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
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            • #2300162
              PKCano
              Manager

              If I read that right, the date on that link is Sept 2019.

              • #2300167
                OscarCP
                AskWoody Plus

                Actually that link is also in the words “Security Update“, between the words “Sierra” and “INSTALL” in the entry I already copied from the top of this thread. For some reason it appears as regular text in my copy, but it is up there, as brown as brown can be. Very interesting. Maybe someone could correct this by removing that unrelated line of text?

                Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

                MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
                Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
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              • #2300170
                PKCano
                Manager

                Did you even click on the “brown” so see what it was?

                • This reply was modified 10 months, 1 week ago by PKCano.
              • #2300186
                OscarCP
                AskWoody Plus

                Yes, that is what I did. That line was unexpected to me, Sorry I was not clearer about “this update.” I thought “Sierra” was over and done with as far as Apple was concerned. So I wanted to understand this and that is why wrote my initial question/comment.

                Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

                MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
                Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
                Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

              • #2300172
                Microfix
                AskWoody MVP

                let us know how the update goes 🙂

                | Quality over Quantity |
              • #2300178
                PKCano
                Manager

                Maybe someone could correct this by removing that unrelated line of text?

                It’s not unrelated. It says “Previous version”

              • #2300181
                OscarCP
                AskWoody Plus

                Thanks. So, even if a macOS version is no longer supported, one can still get updates already released when it was supported. Good to know.

                Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

                MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
                Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
                Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

      • #2300180
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        Curioser and curioser: Recently there was a macOS security update 2020-005 for, among other versions, Mojave, the one I am running at the moment. It was listed in my Mac’s “System Preferences/Software Update” along with Catalina, but now it is not longer there.

        Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

        MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
        Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
        Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

        • #2300191
          PKCano
          Manager

          Oops. Missed the updates for Mojave and High Sierra.
          They were not the list Nathan sent me for updates.
          I have added those two.
          Thanks for the heads-up on that.
          Sierra is not included in the current documentation.

          And there is nothing in the linked documentation that says this:

          So, even if a macOS version is no longer supported, one can still get updates already released when it was supported.

          • #2300203
            OscarCP
            AskWoody Plus

            Thanks, PK, Please, find out and let us know.

            As to Sierra, well, I assumed that if was listed up there, in the initial comment with the other systems, that meant it was still “patchable”. Could not think of any other reason for it to be listed up there.

            Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

            MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
            Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
            Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

            • #2300211
              PKCano
              Manager

              That is Nathan’s AKB. I just do the grunt work on it when he notifies me with a list to be updated (because he can’t access the Edit). Those two weren’t on his list this time.

              There may be some people still on Sierra that need access to the documentation. That is not a link to download and update like AKB200003. It is documentation.

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      • #2300278
        pmcjr6142
        AskWoody Plus

        Per the Install recommendation, I installed 14.01 (having held off on 14.o) and 10.15.7.  No installation problems and all seems well.  Not overly excited with the Widgets and certainly not the App Library.  I do these updates largely for the Security improvements.  Thanks again to Nathan and PK.

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      • #2300325
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB2000014 has been updated 10/01/2020 to a WAIT on the Mojave and High Sierra Security Patches 2020-005.
        Apple has apparently pulled the Mojave patch.

      • #2300575
        Ken Sims
        AskWoody Plus

        Interesting article in The Verge about some people experiencing battery drain on iPhones and Apple Watches after installing iOS 14 and watchOS 7.  This is NOT fixed in iOS 14.0.1.

        If iOS 14 is causing battery drain, you might need to wipe your iPhone

        I haven’t upgraded from iOS 13.7 yet and I guess I’ll wait a while longer.

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        • #2300581
          Myst
          AskWoody Plus

          Haven’t had any problems with battery drain on my iPhone 8 Plus, or the 2020 SE, updated both to iOS 14.0.1 the other night. Only thing that went wrong was me at the controls for JavaScript. Don’t turn it off, websites don’t like it when it isn’t active. I kinda knew this but I’m a maniac sometimes with these devices.

          I don’t understand why The Verge is creating panic with their headlines “… You may have to wipe your iPhone …” if you upgrade. Crazy. But if you feel best holding off then do it. iOS 14.0.1 on the two iPhones is running fine so far, I’ll post an update if it messes up. I’m still on iPadOS 13.7. Just haven’t had the time, I’ll wait until the next update then do everything at the same time once we get the all clear.

          Win7 Home x64 MacOS Chromebook

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          • #2300588
            Ken Sims
            AskWoody Plus

            Did you miss the word “some” (in my post) and the words “if” and “might” (in the headline)?

            I don’t know if I would have a problem or not.  But there’s nothing in iOS 14 that I desperately want, so I’ll play it safe and wait.

            • This reply was modified 10 months ago by Ken Sims.
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            • #2300596
              Myst
              AskWoody Plus

              Did you miss the word “some” (in my post) and the words “if” and “might” (in the headline)?

              I missed nothing. 😉 The word “none” appeals to me or rather not to even mention “wipe”. Haha. The folks here have given us the thumbs up to “Install” iOS 14.0.1. Your choice. No need to get cranky 😬

              Win7 Home x64 MacOS Chromebook

        • #2300687
          Myst
          AskWoody Plus

          Interesting article in The Verge about some people experiencing battery drain on iPhones and Apple Watches after installing iOS 14

          See my post from another discussion

          Win7 Home x64 MacOS Chromebook

      • #2300650
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Interesting article in The Verge about some people experiencing battery drain on iPhones and Apple Watches after installing iOS 14 and watchOS 7.  This is NOT fixed in iOS 14.0.1.

        If iOS 14 is causing battery drain, you might need to wipe your iPhone

        I haven’t upgraded from iOS 13.7 yet and I guess I’ll wait a while longer.

        I don’t have any battery drain on both Apple Watch 5 (WatchOS 7.1 beta 2) and iPhone XS Max (iOS 14.2 beta 2) nor has any with previous WatchOS iOS versions.

        28 hours after charging both batteries show 45% for the iPhone and 44% for the watch.

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      • #2301252
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB2000014 has been updated 10/05/2020.

        Nathan has advised, if there has been no uproar as of Monday, Oct 5, to mark the October 1, 2020 reissued Supplemental Updates for Mojave 10.14.6 and High Sierra 10.13.6 as “INSTALL.”

        Since I have heard no screams, I have done so.

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      • #2303612
        pmcjr6142
        AskWoody Plus

        Nathan Parker…thank you for the good writeup of your iOS 14 impressions in Woody’s Oct. 11 Newsletter.  You mentioned how to quickly switch to speakerphone from the new incoming call banner.  To solve this for me, I reverted to the pre iOS 14 full page notification instead of the new banner.  I found this in Settings>Phone>Incoming Calls.  Since I always use speaker anyway, I found a setting I didn’t know about that was there pre 14 to always answer calls in speaker mode.  This is in Settings>Accessibility>Touch>Call Audio Routing…turn on Speaker. Apparently, this setting used to be in General, but with iOS 14, Accessibility is a separate line item in Settings.  I wish I had known about this before.  I don’t mean to tell you something you didn’t know, but maybe, like me, these settings will be useful to someone.

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      • #2303805
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Apple Releases watchOS 7.0.2

        watchOS 7.0.2 contains improvements and bug fixes, including:
        – Addresses an issue that could cause the battery to drain more quickly
        – Resolves an issue that prevented some users from accessing the ECG app in regions where it is available

      • #2305989
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB2000014 has been updated 10/21/2020 to cover iOS 14.1, iPadOS 14.1 and Watch 7.0.2

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        • #2306132
          pmcjr6142
          AskWoody Plus

          I went ahead and installed 14.1, but apparently it reintroduces the bug in iOS 14 where your choice of default mail and browser apps is reset. After installing iOS 14.1, whenever your chosen third party email and browser apps update, your selections will be removed and revert to Apple Mail and Safari. I checked these settings and mine had reverted from Gmail and Chrome back to Mail and Safari.  My guess is that after 14.01 and when Gmail and Chrome apps updated after the 14.01 install, my settings did change back to the defaults.  I changed them again tonight to Gmail and Chrome.  When these apps update again I’ll check the settings.

      • #2310119
        pmcjr6142
        AskWoody Plus

        New iOS and Catalina Updates…has anyone installed iOS 14.2 and/or Catalina 10.15.7 Supplemental and experienced problems.  Will wait for Nathan, but I haven’t seen anything out of the ordinary being reported.

        • #2310157
          Alex5723
          AskWoody Plus

          I was running 14.2 (iPhone/iPad) dev versions for weeks. No problems.

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      • #2311211
        PKCano
        Manager

        KB2000014 has been updated 11/11/2020

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      • #2311952
        bassmanzam
        AskWoody Plus

        Anyone running Mojave see the following updates:

        Security update 2020-006 and Safari 14.0.1

        I think I’ll wait a week or so to see if there is any fallout.

        • #2311964
          DrBonzo
          AskWoody Plus

          I’m not running Mojave anymore but I was offered Safari 14.0.1 on a macBook Air and an iMac, both running Catalina. Installed it on both with no problems.

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      • #2311969
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        I just checked and Big Sur is now waiting to install (and I intend to keep it waiting). There is also a new security update (2020-06) for Mojave and High Sierra: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211946

        I am going to wait to install it, as usual, for a couple of weeks, or until I hear enough times that it is OK to install.

        Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

        MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
        Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
        Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

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      • #2312035
        PKCano
        Manager

        KB2000014 has been updated 11/15/2020 to include MacOS 11.0.1 Big Sur and security Update 2020-006 for MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 and MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6

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        • #2312216
          pmcjr6142
          AskWoody Plus

          I’ve never done a major OS update before as my iMac is only nine months old and working fine with Catalina.  I’m nervous about a Big Sur upgrade and will probably wait for 11.1 at least.  If you don’t upgrade, will you continue to get Catalina security updates as the other older OS just got? I assume you don’t have to upgrade and your Mac will still be OK.  For those of you that do upgrade, please post success or problem issues. Thanks.

          • #2312219
            PKCano
            Manager

            I’d let Big Sur sit for a while and get the kinks out before upgrading.
            I am on Catalina on my 5 Macs, all are Intel based.
            Three of them (2012 13″ MacBook Pro, 2012 iMac, and 2012 MacMini) are Ivy Bridge i7s and won’t be eligible for Big Sur. They will continue to get security updates for three years, though.
            My 15″ MacBook Pro (Haswell i7) and my iMac4K (Kaby Lake i7) are eligible, but I am in no hurry this time to update. Both will receive security updates for three years.
            I am running Parallels VMs on all the Intel Macs, and I have questions about where the interaction with Windows is headed. My workhorse is the almost 9 year old MacMini, and I’m concerned about replacing the Intel chip with an M1 chip at this point because of the Intel/M1 incompatibility.

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      • #2312245
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        2012 13″ MacBook Pro… They will continue to get security updates for three years

        Only 11 years of support? Swoon!

        cheers, Paul

        • #2312249
          PKCano
          Manager

          Yeah. And the parts are replaceable on the 13″ (swapped HDD for a 512 SSD, 4GB RAM for 16GB). And has a slot loaded DVD drive.  And has USB-3, firewire, mini display, RJ45 ethernet ports, headphone jack, SD card slot.

      • #2313034
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        After several days without noticing any complaints about something definitely bad about it, I have gone ahead and installed the latest security update 2020-006 for my current operating system: Mojave.

        Then I have run several tests and everything seems OK.

        Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

        MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
        Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
        Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

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      • #2313335
        bassmanzam
        AskWoody Plus

        Just checking in…

        Installed security update 2020-006 for Mojave without any issues.

        Will install the Safari update in a day or so.

        One thing I noticed in the last 2 security updates.  It seems the update was already downloaded since it went directly to “restart to install”.

         

        • #2313419
          PKCano
          Manager

          Check your settings in System Preferences. Read carefully. I think there is a difference between the upgrading type updates and the Security updates.

          • This reply was modified 8 months, 2 weeks ago by PKCano.
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          • #2313431
            pmcjr6142
            AskWoody Plus

            I believe this setting is in Software Update>Advanced

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            • #2313503
              bassmanzam
              AskWoody Plus

              So, do I uncheck “Download new updates when available” ?

              Also, “Install system data files and  security updates” is checked. Is this ok?

               

              • #2313504
                PKCano
                Manager

                That’s up to you.
                I have mine set to check for updates, but I have download new updates unchecked b/c I want to be able to download when I want to, not when I’m busy using the bandwidth. Even though I have this on manual, I keep my system up to date  as soon as OS updates are safe, just like on Windows.
                I also have checked the box to install system data and. security updates.

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              • #2313505
                bassmanzam
                AskWoody Plus

                Thanks PKCano!!

                I will uncheck “Download new updates when available.”

                I will also leave “install system data files and security updates”
                checked.

                 

      • #2315710
        pmcjr6142
        AskWoody Plus

        PK Cano….Like you suggested in your KB article OS update description, I’ll wait for 11.1 to update to Big Sur.  The first point update. Even with your install recommendation when that comes, I’ll be nervous given it will be my first OS update coming from Catalina which was preinstalled on my iMac.  I’ve kept it current during 2020.  In addition to an “Install” recommendation, could you add these comments plus your own thoughts, please:  1.)  Is it worth the install given the changes and enhancements.  2.)  Any recommended steps for the install to go smoothly, eg, close all windows and Quit open apps, etc.  3.) How long did the download and install take ?

        Thank you.  A lot of us really depend on your recommendations and advice.

        Paul

         

        • #2315714
          PKCano
          Manager

          I’m still on Catalina with my 5 Macs: iMac, MacMini, 13″ MacBook Pro, 15″MacBook Pro, and iMac4K.
          The first three of mine are 2012 Ivy Bridge i7s – not eligible for Big Sur. So Catalina for the next 3 years.
          The other two – 15″ MacBook Pro Haswell i7 and an iMac4 Kaby Laie i7 are running Parallels VMs with various Win versions. I am not sure I want to try that on the first-out Big Sur. I think I’ll hold out with the Intel talking to Intel until I know how the other is going to work.

          In the past (my older ones started with Lion and Mountain Lion) the upgrades have not had any problems. It takes a bit longer that the incremental updates, but that’s no biggie.

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        • #2319755
          DrBonzo
          AskWoody Plus

          @pmcjr6142 – Hope this isn’t too late, but regarding your question 2) above, make sure you quit everything that’s running. Don’t just close or minimize windows, quit or exit everything. The only thing you probably can’t quit is the Finder. The one time I got in a bit of trouble was when I went from Sierra to High Sierra on an iMAC. I had forgotten to quit a program, and I got a warning to that effect and was given about 3 seconds to quit. By the time I finished reading the warning, the display went grey (a GSOD – grey screen of death) and hung there for over two hours. I finally forced a shutdown, waited about 10 minutes and powered back up, at which point the update continued successfully.

          Also, give yourself plenty of time. The Big Sur update looks to be about 12 GB and could take between a half hour to an hour just to download it. Then give yourself another hour or two for the installation/restart. My iMAC is a base model: 8 GB RAM, and a 1TB hard drive (non-SSD, and non-Fusion), so it may be slower than yours if you’ve got better specs.

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          • #2320050
            pmcjr6142
            AskWoody Plus

            Dr. Bonzo….excellent advice.  Thank you.  I’m waiting for the go ahead here, but will still be nervous.  My iMac is the same as yours…a base 2019 model.  I’ll be sure to follow your advice to install.

      • #2319701
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        I just received notice that two updates, one for my version of macOS, Mojave, the other for Safari have been released:

        Mojave 2020-007 and Safari 10.14.6

        I am going to wait several days before installing them, in case there is news of early installings causing problems.

        Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

        MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
        Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
        Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

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      • #2319864
        PKCano
        Manager

        In the past two days, I have installed the latest Catalina 10.15.7 Supplement and the Safari update on all 5 of my Macs (3 Ivy Bridge, 1 Haswell, 1 Kaby Lake, all i7s) with no problems. All run Parallels VMs with various versions of Windows.

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        • #2324092
          DrBonzo
          AskWoody Plus

          Over the last few days I also installed those same 2 updates on an iMAC and a macBook Air. The Catalina update went in just fine.

          The Safari update, which I installed separately and before the Catalina update, hung for more than 5 minutes when the progress bar said there were about 2 seconds left, and then said the installation failed. However, when I opened Safari, everything seemed just fine and it said version 14.0.2 (that’s the version it was supposed to be) was running

      • #2321268
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB2000014 has been updated 12/20/2020

        • #2321371
          pmcjr6142
          AskWoody Plus

          PK Cano….OK, too late to install today,  but I’ve been waiting for this go ahead.  How much time do you estimate from start to finish on a 2019 base iMac?  I want to make sure I allow enough time without stressing out during the process and to be  completely rested and calm before pulling the trigger.  I didn’t do 11.0.1 and have waited for this 11.1 green light.  This will be my first OS update.

          • #2321373
            PKCano
            Manager

            I am still on Catalina. 3 of 5 of my Macs are too old for Big Sur and I am running Parallels VMs with Windows on all of them. So between those two reasons, I’m not moving on the two eligible yet.

            Nathan has a Topic on his experience with Big Sur – and I’m sure there are others.

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      • #2321622
        pmcjr6142
        AskWoody Plus

        For those still on the 11.1 fence, I went ahead and installed it today.  Here are the particulars so far.  The program software took 21 minutes to download and the install after several starts and stops took 74 minutes.  All in all much faster than the early adopters, but then my iMac is a 10 month old base model with Malwarebytes, Chrome, Firefox,  and my HP printer as the only 3rd party software.  Chrome seems slow right now, but I believe this should improve as everything settles down.  No Menu bar items or Dock items changed.  They’re all there as before.  The stock Desktop picture is just wavy colors and way too bright.  Be prepared to change that.  All in all, so far so good.

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      • #2322166
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        It’s been now a week since Mojave 2020-007 and Safari 10.14.6 showed up in my Mac, that is still running Mojave.

        Has anybody heard yet of anything deleterious in these patches causing problems for people like me when they installed these two updates? And many heartfelt thanks to anyone that brings to my attention any helpful information on this particular.

        Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

        MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
        Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
        Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

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        • #2324462
          bassmanzam
          AskWoody Plus

          Seeing that it’s been over 2 weeks since Security Update 2020-007 for Mojave came out I decided to take the plunge and went ahead and installed.

          No issues to report. Took only 15 minutes to download and install. Had to be patient at times as it rebooted 3 or 4 times.

          I will install the Safari update soon.

          I’m running a MacBook Air by the way.

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      • #2325428
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        I have had the same experience as baasmanzam, yesterday night, at least while installing the Mojave security update 2020-007 and, unlike baasmanzam, also the one for Safari.

        But after testing the effects of the update by running all the applications I would regularly use, I found some changes in how a few of them work now:

        My default browser Waterfox used to have some problems when using sites at, for example, Amazon Prime and Netflix to stream videos from there, and these problems now seem to have have disappeared.

        Which is good.

        In Office for Macs 2016 (I still use it, having not replaced it with “2019” for lack of motivation):

        Older Excel files in the “XLS” format, so they are automatically opened in “Compatibility” mode, I still can edit just fine. But when I open them, they appear so far to the right of the screen that only a tiny strip of its left edge shows up there. Then I have to grab them from the top of that strip and drag them towards the middle of the screen, until they are fully visible. This never happened before installing this Mojave update.

        Which is not great.

        Word DOCX files (the only kind I have in the Mac) open fine, but the letters looked tiny, even when originally I created them with the font size set to 12 points, and it is still supposed to be that, according to the font information in the ribbon. Using “Zoom” in “View”, in the old-fashioned menu bar, one can make them large enough to read without problems and also of about the right size for a 12-point font. After I did this in one Word file, all others I have opened so far at least, even though they may be in different directories, now look also OK.

        Which is good, but not altogether great.

        Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

        MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
        Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
        Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

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      • #2338936
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB2000014 has been updated 1/31/2021.

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      • #2339572
        pmcjr6142
        AskWoody Plus

        Big Sur 11.2 is out today. I’m not an early adopter.  Will wait for an OK to install.

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      • #2339617
        DrBonzo
        AskWoody Plus

        Also security update 2021-001 for each of Mojave 10.14.6 and Catalina 10.15.7.

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        • #2339636
          OscarCP
          AskWoody Plus

          I received 2021-001 for Mojave. As usual, I’ll wait some weeks before installing and keep paying attention to reports of problems.

          Also Sierra has received a security update!

          Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

          MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
          Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
          Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

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          • #2342905
            bassmanzam
            AskWoody Plus

            I am currently only offered 2021-002 on my macOS Mojave. I never installed 2021-001 as I was holding off a bit.

            Is 2021-001 “rolled up” in 2021-002 or did I miss the boat?

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            • #2342919
              OscarCP
              AskWoody Plus

              bassmanzam: You probably have to install 2021-001 first. If you cannot find it any longer with your “updates” utility (the one with the gears in the icon) you can get it from Apple here:

              https://support.apple.com/kb/DL2069?locale=en_US

              However, after you download this update and before doing anything else, I would suggest sending a Direct Message to Nathan Parker addressing it to parkernathan and ask him if it is OK to go and install it before 2021-002.

              Good luck.

              Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

              MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
              Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
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              • #2342921
                Paul T
                AskWoody MVP

                Please don’t suggest DM. If it is not OK to ask on the forum, don’t ask it.

                cheers, Paul

              • #2342932
                OscarCP
                AskWoody Plus

                Thanks for clarifying this issue. I was not sure, so I went ahead and mentioned Nathan’s. I hope no harm was done.

                Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

                MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
                Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
                Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

              • #2343179
                bassmanzam
                AskWoody Plus

                Thanks OscarCP!

                Are you being offered both 2021-001 and 2021-002 ?

                Also, are you still waiting to update?

                I am hoping Nathan will chime in about these updates!

            • #2342925
              DrBonzo
              AskWoody Plus

              I can’t guarantee this but I believe the security updates for macOS are cumulative. On my Catalina MacBook Air I was offered Security Update 2021-001 with a size of about 1.34 GB back on Feb 1 and then yesterday I was offered just the supplemental update with the same size (I had not yet installed the Feb 1 Security Update). There are only a couple of vulnerabilities that are fixed in the newer Supplemental Update, so the fact that both are the same size leads me to think that the updates are cumulative.

              Just found this which seems to support my contention.

              https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/407764/are-macos-mojave-security-updates-cumulative

              I would probably wait, though, for confirmation from one of our Mac experts (PKCano, Nathan Parker, probably some others as well).

              Edit: In light of PaulT’s message I’m not suggesting a DM. I’m sure they’ll read this thread and respond as they see fit.

              • This reply was modified 5 months, 3 weeks ago by DrBonzo.
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              • #2343180
                bassmanzam
                AskWoody Plus

                Thanks DrBonzo!

                I think you may be right that these security updates are cumulative.  But it would be nice to get confirmation from Nathan or PKCano!

                 

                 

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            • #2344968
              bassmanzam
              AskWoody Plus

              Just checking in. I installed the Mojave Security Update 2021-002 on my MacBook Air.  Seems to install smoothly and only about 15 minutes.

              Will install Safari update soon.

      • #2341287
        pmcjr6142
        AskWoody Plus

        Anyone updated to 11.2?  I haven’t seen much feedback on any problems.  Apple has moved on to the 11.3 Beta.

      • #2341537
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB2000014 has been updated 2/7/2021. Changes made for macOS Big Sur, Catalina, and Mojave.

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      • #2342934
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        By the way, I just updated, because it was time to do so, from Mojave to Catalina a government MacBook Pro ca. 2019 I use to work from home and nothing seems to have been lost or be malfunctioning that I have noticed. I am keeping my Mac laptop on Mojave until sometime this summer, when I’ll make the jump to BigSur, because I am in the third version of macOS since I bought the Mac, which came with Sierra on it, and now have no other choice.

        Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

        MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
        Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
        Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

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      • #2342955
        PKCano
        Manager

        I have installed Catalina 10.15.7 Supplemental update 2021-002 on my two main-use Macs (2012 MacMini Ivy Bridge i7 and 2017 iMac4K Kaby Lake i7) a couple of days ago with no problems.
        Haven’t had time to tackle the other three.

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      • #2343491
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB2000014 has been updated 2/14/2021. Changes made for macOS Big Sur 11.2.1  and Supplemental Updates 2021-002 for Catalina 10.15.7, and Mojave 10.14.6.

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      • #2345921
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        I just updated Mojave to 2021-002, as well as Safari. The whole update was quite fast: some 15 minutes in total. It is too early to say yet if all is well: it seems so, right now. If I have problems later on that can be attributed to this updating of Mojave, I’ll come back to report that here. I would also comment on that, if it happened, in some thread in the Mac OS forum.

        Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

        MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
        Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
        Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

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      • #2347349
        DrBonzo
        AskWoody Plus

        Over the last couple days I installed macOS Catalina 10.15.7 Supplemental update (dated Feb 9 here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222) on an iMAC and a MacBook Air. No issues.

      • #2350880
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        Today I was warned that there was a new software update, so I went and had a look: it was for Safari.

        I just installed it and the Mac is still alive and even seems to be fully aware: knows who’s the current US president, etc. If things later prove not to be so good after all, I will come back to report.

        Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

        MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
        Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
        Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

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      • #2351603
        pmcjr6142
        AskWoody Plus

        The ongoing list of updates still shows 11.2.1 has the current version for OS. Since then, there has been 11.2.2 and 11.2.3 for Big Sur. I have installed them both with no problems on my 2019 iMac.

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        • #2351707
          OscarCP
          AskWoody Plus

          This could be happening, perhaps, because Nathan might be otherwise occupied these days. If that were so, maybe someone like PK could take care of the updating in the meantime?

          Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

          MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
          Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
          Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

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      • #2354984
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB2000014 has been updated 4/3/2021 with current versions, to the best of my knowledge. I will attempt to keep that part of this thread up-to-date. If I get behind, one of you with knowledge please DM me. Thank you, @KP , for doing it this time.

        This has been Nathan Parker’s project. It has been a reflection his knowledge and testing of Apple’s Operating Systems and devices. The recommendations to “HOLD” or “INSTALL” the updates have been his. He has moved on to other things in his life.

        I have a limited knowledge of Mac updates. My desktops/laptops are stuck on Catalina, and my “i” devices (iPhone6 and iPad Mini 2) are old enough to get only rare security fixes. On top of that, I have spent much of my time trying to keep up with Windows (in order to be of some use on the Forums 🙂 ).

        Onward……

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      • #2360767
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB2000014 has been updated 4/26/2021. Changes made for macOS Big Sur 11.3, Security Update 2021-002 for Catalina 10.15.7, Security Update 2021-003 for Mojave 10.14.6, iOS/iPadOS 14.5,  watchOS 7.4, and tvOS 14.5. HomePod OS 14.5 also released.

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        • #2361314
          PKCano
          Manager

          AKB2000014 has been updated 4/28/2021. I have added information on firmware for HomePod (issued April 26, 2021) and AirPod-2 and Pro (issued April 28, 2021).

      • #2360768
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        Thanks, PK.

        Security Update 2021-003 for Mojave 10.14.6: Now available in and waiting to be installed on my Mac.

        As usual, I am leaving it on a shelf for a couple of weeks to mature, while I see what happens elsewhere to others after they install it, before installing it myself.

        Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

        MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
        Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
        Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

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      • #2360852
        PKCano
        Manager

        I have installed Security Update 2021-002 on two out of five of my Macs running Catalina 10.15.7 with no apparent problems. The two I have updated are constantly in use during my waking hours, but are turned OFF overnight.

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      • #2360872
        Mele20
        AskWoody Lounger

        My iWatch with the latest OS 7.4 had an interesting dilemma earlier this evening. I had updated my iPhone and watch earlier in the day. In the grocery store, where I had my grocery list (from Notes) showing on the iphone screen, it had disappeared after a certain number of minutes and I had my mask on (required by law here). The newly updated OS on the phone and the watch got in a bit of a fight as the watch now authenticates the phone automatically (and that is wonderful) when wearing a mask as it eliminates a lot of problems (if you use Face ID) and hassles up until now after mask wearing in public became mandatory. The watch had authenticated the phone just fine as I got out of my car at the grocery store (with the mask on) and wanted to bring up my grocery list on the phone. Great, I thought…much easier now to do this! (Almost like it was before we had to wear masks and I had Face ID in use on the phone). I got inside the store and after wandering about for awhile I raised the phone to look at the grocery list again.

        Duh. The phone tried to authenticate (it should not have done that with the new software installed since it is paired to the watch which I had on) and the watch tried to do the same at the same time…geez. The watch won (as should be). The Face ID now is supposed to sort of melt into the background if you also have a recent version of iWatch with the latest software and, if the watch is unlocked and on your wrist, it authenticates the phone if you are wearing a mask. If it works correctly (as it did when I got out of the car) it is a wonderful improvement. I hope the confusion was a one time thing as if this works correctly consistently it is a big improvement.

      • #2362124
        pmcjr6142
        AskWoody Plus

        Updated my 2019 iMac to 11.3 and my 6S to 14.5. All seems well so far. The OS update took 2 hours! May have been overload servers. I did the 6S first and then tried to back it up to the Mac. Plugged it in to the Mac. It wouldn’t connect and got a popup saying it was not compatible with the Mac’s OS and I needed to update the Mac first to the latest release. Never saw this sequence requirement before. May be something new in either the OS or iOS updates where you need to do the Mac update first.

      • #2362195
        DrBonzo
        AskWoody Plus

        Has anyone running Mojave or Catalina been offered Safari 14.1, only to have it taken away (i.e., no longer offered). I’ve got an iMAC running Catalina (current except for the very latest updates issued on April 26) where this has happened.

        Seems like there’s been a couple of pulled patches in the last few months. I hope Apple isn’t going to be emulating MS.

      • #2362196
        PKCano
        Manager

        I got this at the same time I got the last Catalina Security Update 2021-02. Have had no problems.
        Screen-Shot-2021-05-02-at-2.16.13-PM

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      • #2362200
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Never saw this sequence requirement before.

        iOS 14.5 require the latest iTunes.

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        • #2362217
          pmcjr6142
          AskWoody Plus

          Alex…do you mean the latest OS’s Finder  since you don’t back up to iTunes now but to Finder?  Since my iPhone wouldn’t connect until I updated to 11.3 this seems to be the case.  How does someone still on Catalina or earlier backup their iPhone?  It would’t even connect to Big Sur 11.2.3

          • #2362222
            pmcjr6142
            AskWoody Plus

            Alex…so, what does this mean from now on, post iOS 14.5?  If there is an iOS update, your Mac has to have the latest OS in order for your iPhone to connect to the Mac?  This wasn’t just a connect to Mac for an iPhone backup via Finder issue, it would also apply to a Restore or Image Capture.  Anything that requires you to connect your iPhone  to the  Mac.  When you said the latest iTunes, were you thinking connecting an iOS 14.5 iPhone to a PC?

      • #2362230
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        Day before yesterday, I installed in may MacBook Pro laptop the update 2021-003 for  Mojave 10.14.6, the OS currently running on it. So far, everything seems right as rain. But if anything bad happened that could be attributed to this update, I’ll be back here to report.

        Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

        MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
        Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
        Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

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        • #2363558
          bassmanzam
          AskWoody Plus

          Just checking in.  Installed Security Update 2021-003 on my MacBook Air running Mojave.  Installation was smooth, download and install in about 20 minutes. So far no issues but will monitor for awhile.

          Still waiting to install Safari 14.1 in a few days.

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          • #2365494
            bassmanzam
            AskWoody Plus

            A quick follow-up. Installed Safari 14.1 over the weekend. No issues that I can see but don’t use Safari anyway.

             

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      • #2362286
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Alex…do you mean the latest OS’s Finder

        No I mean the latest iTunes. It doesn’t matter if you use it or not.
        iTunes comes with new MacOS (on Windows PC it is a standalone app).
        iTunes is used for many tasks, one of the tasks is to backup your iPhone to iCloud or local PC.
        iTunes also checks for new iOS updates…

        • #2362305
          pmcjr6142
          AskWoody Plus

          My iMac on Big Sur says “my Mac will check for updates” not iTunes as on your screenshot. Didn’t iTunes go away with Catalina for iPhone backups?  iTunes is in the Music store, but it’s now a standalone app on my Mac.

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          • #2362348
            Alex5723
            AskWoody Plus

            I missed that you are on Big Sur 🙁
            The other possibly for iOS 14.5 requiring new Sig Sur updates are maybe new drivers,..and other changes in iOS 14.5.

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      • #2362500
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB2000014 has been updated 5/3/2021. Changes made for macOS Big Sur 11.3,1, iOS/iPadOS 14.5.1, iOS/iPadOS 12.5.3,  and watchOS 7.4.1.

      • #2362802
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        I am once again being offered Safari 14,1 on my 2 Catalina Macs.

        About the security content of Safari 14.1

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      • #2362855
        PKCano
        Manager

        Some notes that might be of interest.

        I have updated Safari 14.1 to the security release of May 4, 2021 on my Macs that initially received v14.1 with MacOS 10.15.7 (Catalina) Security Update 2021-002 on 4/28. No problem with the installation.
        —————
        Yesterday (5/4/20201), I tried to update my iPad Mini-2 (old h/w) to iOS 12.5.3 from 12.5.2  using Finder on my MacMini. Should have listened to the chatter above.
        The iPad connected to the Mac OK, and it backed up OK. The s/w was downloaded without a hitch, but the install produced an error (there was a problem with the iPad and the install failed). It wouldn’t install and it wouldn’t restore from the backup made a few minutes before. The iPad screen sowed a “connect to iTunes” with the connector showing. Seems the OS had been wiped in preparation for the update.

        Not having iTunes on the Mac any longer, I dug out my laptop with a Win8.1 installation of iTunes for Win and updated it to make sure I had the latest version installed. I connected the iPad using iTunes and it did a Factory Restore and update to 12.5.3. I had been backing up the iPad to my Mac instead of iCloud and was afraid if I tried a restore from the Mac I would have the same results. So I was faced with reinstalling all the Apps under my ID from the AppStore.

        I also have an iPhone 6 (more old h/w) I have been backing up and updating using Finder. Needless to say I didn’t try to update it to 12.5.3 that way this time. It was done over my network connection.
        And I now have iCloud backup turned on on both devices!!!
        Live and learn.

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        • #2363103
          pmcjr6142
          AskWoody Plus

          PK Cano…weird things are indeed happening with 11.3 and 14.5.1 going back to my post # 2362124 re: these two updates and Mac’s Finder connecting/not connecting to an iPhone.  Once I installed 11.3 (I had done 14.5.1 first), Finder and iPhone Backup seemed to work fine and I wasn’t getting the iTunes alert message which I should ‘t have gotten anyway since I was already on Big Sur…therefore no iTunes.  At least I know now it wasn’t just me that had Finder problems post 11.3 and/or 14.5.1.

      • #2366762
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB2000014 has been updated 5/24/2021. Changes made for macOS Big Sur 11.4, iOS/iPadOS 14.6, watchOS 7.5, tvOS 14.6, and HomePod 14.6

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        • #2366872
          PKCano
          Manager

          AKB2000014 has been updated 5/25/2021. Changes made to include Catalina 10.15.7 Security Update 2021-003 and Mojave 10.14.6 Security Update 2021-004 issued on May 24, 2021.

          Note: I have installed Catalina 10.15.7 Security Update 2021-003 on three of my five Macs without any apparent problems.
          Edit: Now on all five as of 5/25/2021.

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      • #2367291
        pmcjr6142
        AskWoody Plus

        FYI…I installed both OS 11.4 and iOS 14.6 today.  No problems with either except 11.4 took close to 90 minutes from start to finish on a 2019 iMAC.  iOS 14.6 was much faster.  Maybe 30 minutes on a 6S.  I did have the spinning beachball for the first few minutes after 11.4 was complete, but I believe it is now faster than before 11.4.

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      • #2368585
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        A week after it became available, I have installed the Security Update 2021-004 for Mojave 10.14.6 with no immediate problems apparent.

        Longer term problems, though, I’ll have to wait and see. If it is anything the matter that can be blamed on this update, I’ll be back to report.

        Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

        MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
        Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
        Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

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        • #2369591
          bassmanzam
          AskWoody Plus

          This weekend I took the plunge and installed Security Update 2021-004 on my MacBook Air running Mojave. Installation was smooth and only took 15 to 20 minutes.  Will keep an eye on things to make sure everything is okay.

          Will install Safari 14.1.1 later this week.

      • #2379140
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB2000014 has been updated 7/20/2021. Changes made for iOS 14.7, watchOS 7.6, tvOS, 14.7 and HomePod 14.7.
        It does not appear that Apple has issued an update for iPadOS at this time.

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        • #2379249
          PKCano
          Manager

          Update: Apple has released iPadOS 14.7 on 7/21/2021. AKB2000014 has been updated.

          Update: Also added: MacOS Big Sur 11.5, Catalina 10.15.7 Security Update 2021-004 and Mojave 10.14.6 Security Update 2021-005 (Information on Security Updates for Catalina and Mojave on 9TO5Mac and iMore )

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      • #2379164
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        I plan to upgrade from Mojave to Big Sur my Intel Mac, a MacBook Pro, ca. mid-2015 (that Apple stop making and selling in July of 2018, so I believe it is going to be fully supported for another two years), in another two or three weeks, and I wonder if there are any caveats I should keep in mind before, during and after this upgrade?

        Right now, all my applications are 64-bit and I have installed Intego as AV and Web protection, following Nathan’s advice. My Mac has 16 GB RAM and 1 TB SSD, so the hardware should be OK to run Big Sur and I am not concerned about it.

         

        Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

        MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
        Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
        Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

        • #2379225
          PKCano
          Manager

          Since you have an Intel Mac, you shouldn’t have many problems. You won’t have to transfer data and reinstall programs like you do with a new device.
          Be sure all of your third-party programs are compatible with Big Sur –  you may need to update some versions. And it is a bit more picky about giving permissions for non-Apple stuff (System Preferences\Security & Privacy\Privacy)

          I just got my new M1 MacMini up and running  in the last two weeks, Big Sur and all. The only thing that asked for Rosetta was Waterfox Current (maybe others needed it too, but it was already installed?) Anyway, the only thing I needed a later version of was TrendMicro (same license, just update version). And the only thing I can’t run on the M1 chip (yet) is a Windows VM on Parallels, but I am in the process of archiving the VMs anyway because I’m so fed up dealing with MS and Windows. I may keep fooling with Win10/Win11 long enough to publish update change information, but my interest is lagging.

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        • #2379252
          Alex5723
          AskWoody Plus

          Big Sur 11.5 final released.

      • #2379267
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        PK, If ever I get myself an M1 Mac (probably because most applications are no longer compatible with the Intel CPUs and, or their developers don’t care to update these anymore, I would have a problem, because I have two expensive compilers (Fortran and C++) that are designed to run with Intel CPUs.

        Perhaps one solution — if I were to get an M1 Mac and assuming this solution is feasible — would be to install Mojave and whatever only runs on Intel chips, on a VM running on an M1 Mac?

        Note about Waterfox Classic, since you mentioned it: Classic has become so non-functional to me that I most reluctantly replaced it with Waterfox G3 (a.k.a “Current”) a few days ago. To my surprise, not only works without the problems I had with Classic, but it looks and functions very much  as Classic used to do, that is to say: almost perfectly for my needs, that require frequent Web searches and connecting to some rather browser-picky sites. At last in my Intel Mac.

        (When I try to watch a video, Amazon Prime tells me in a popup message to use a different browser to watch videos, but that is not so: I click off the message and start to watch, with no loss of definition at all)

        Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

        MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
        Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
        Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

        • #2379273
          PKCano
          Manager

          Intel and M1 hardware are not compatible (at the moment). That’s why I can’t run Windows VMs on Parallels on the M1 (yet, they’re supposed to be working on it). Don’t know if any of the other virtualization software (VMware Fusion, CrossOver, VirtualBox, Wine, etc) is capable yet either. Perhaps there could be some cloud-based virtualization that would allow it. But I believe compilers have to be run on the platform that compiled programs runs on – so Windows in your case?)

          • #2379280
            OscarCP
            AskWoody Plus

            KP:

            I have an Intel MacBook Pro ca. 2015.

            I no longer have a functional Windows PC.

            Have also a look to my full message above, that I got interrupted when I was trying to add a second paragraph, but did it when I was free to so once more. What I wrote there might interest you, because you are using Waterfox Classic.

            Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

            MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
            Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
            Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

            • #2379288
              PKCano
              Manager

              I believe I said I was using Waterfox Current.

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      • #2379276
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        if I were to get an M1 Mac and assuming this solution is feasible — would be to install Mojave and whatever only runs on Intel chips, on a VM running on an M1 Mac?

        Why not use Rosetta 2 ? :

        “Rosetta 2 enables a Mac with Apple silicon to use apps built for a Mac with an Intel processor.”

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        • #2379281
          OscarCP
          AskWoody Plus

          Alex, thanks for the remainder. However, I am not sure if my expensive compilers will agree to run, or run well, with Rosetta. So what I asked about is Plan B.

          Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

          MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
          Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
          Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

      • #2379644
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Perhaps one solution — if I were to get an M1 Mac and assuming this solution is feasible — would be to install Mojave and whatever only runs on Intel chips, on a VM running on an M1 Mac?

        The answer in NO.

        Some Mac users use an external drive to run older versions of macOS – they can boot from this drive rather than the one inside their Mac and run the older verison of the operating system.

        While this is still possible on Intel-powered Macs, it’s not possible on the M1 Macs. More specifically, you can still run macOS from an external drive, but it can only be Big Sur.

        • #2379702
          OscarCP
          AskWoody Plus

          Alex: What you wrote in reply to my question on running Mojave ON A VM in an M1 Mac is not about using a VM to run Mojave, but using an external disk, which I suspect is not also an answer to my VM question.

          Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

          MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
          Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
          Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

      • #2379769
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        is not about using a VM to run Mojave, but using an external disk

        It doesn’t matter if it is external or VM.
        Both methods use the same CPU..
        On M1 you can only run Big Sur.

      • #2379817
        anonymous
        Guest

        My IMac 2017 lists the Catalina Security update 2021-004.10.5.7 as available to me.  Every time I try to download it says I must restart the computer.  The computer does not restart.  I have very little on the computer so it is not a storage problem.  Any help?

        • #2379826
          PKCano
          Manager

          Has the update already downloaded and is waiting for a restart?
          Does the Menu Apple icon\restart work?
          Does the Menu Apple icon\Shutdown, then turn back on work?
          What are your settings in System Preferences\Software Update ? And under “Advanced” ?

      • #2379831
        anonymous
        Guest

        When I click on the apple icon and under it restart it is not working and shutdown is not working.

      • #2379837
        anonymous
        Guest

        Thanks PKCano.  You gave me the clue.  I read up on how to repair restart and shutdown by using NVRAM instructions.  They worked and the computer automatically installed the updates.  Thanks again for your help and expertise!

      • #2379857
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        I am interested to know if anyone here with a Mac with an Intel CPU, has had problems because of having upgraded to Big Sur.

        Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

        MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
        Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
        Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

      • #2379866
        anonymous
        Guest

        I am the anonymous above who solved the restart/shutdown with the NVRAM.  Now Gmail makes me log in everytime.  Under my picture it says not signed in.  I think it is because Internet Accounts has no accounts listed but it won’t allow me to add Chrome or anothing else to the list.  When I click on the plus sign it is dead.  Any help?

        • #2379874
          PKCano
          Manager

          Did you click on “Google” on the right side? then it will tell you to open your browser and that Google requires authentication in your web browser.

      • #2379876
        anonymous
        Guest

        I’m sorry for my ignorance PKCano.  What page are you talking about that says Google on the right side?  If I click on the Google icon in the doc it says Gmail, Images etc.  I’m embarrassed by my ignorance.  Also, why is my Internet Access unable to use?

      • #2379880
        anonymous
        Guest

        When I go to System Preferences/Internet Accounts it says No Accounts on the left.  On the right Google is listed among other accounts but I cannot add it.  The Plus and Minus signs are grayed out.  It’s like Internet Accounts is dead.

      • #2379895
        anonymous
        Guest

        I finally found the problem.  I somehow had the setting checked off to clear cookies and site data when closing all windows! Do I feel foolish — but relieved.

      • #2380086
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB2000014 has been updated 7/26/2021. Security updates were released for Big Sur 11.5.1, iOS 14.7.1,  and iPadOS 14.7.1.

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      • #2380675
        PKCano
        Manager

        AKB2000014 has been updated 7/29/2021 for WatchOS 7.6.1

      • #2381162
        bassmanzam
        AskWoody Plus

        A couple of days ago I installed Security Update 2021-005 for Mojave on my MacBook Air.  Installation went well and finished in about 20 minutes.

        Still need to install the Safari update.

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      • #2381163
        anonymous
        Guest

        I’m still trying to resolve my problem above that Internet Accounts is “”dead”.  On the left it says no accounts.  On the right I cannot click on the plus or minus signs or add any accounts listed on the right.  Any fixes for this?

      • #2381708
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        As I have explained in detail in a thread I started today with that purpose here #2381561 , I did not have it easy, yesterday, jumping from Mojave to Big Sur, which I did deliberately to stay ahead of the release of Monterrey in a month or two from now. Had I waited later than that I would have failed to upgrade before the release of the fourth version of macOS after that of Mojave (Monterrey) and would, most like, have become ineligible for upgrading further, if my understanding of this is correct.

        Well, I did upgrade, it was a royal pain to do so, but now I don’t have to upgrade ever again. Why?

        Because my Mac’s model, first sold by Apple in mid-2015, was produced and sold, also by Apple, through mid-July of 2018. Counting from the date of its last official sales, a Mac is fully supported for another five years, in my case through July of 2023 (with a further upgrade coming a few months later that I shall miss for being, by then, already ineligible for one), but should continue to receive security updates for another two, until mid-July of 2025 — as long as Apple does not change this long-held policy. I bough this Mac in June of 2017, so by July of 2025 it will be more than 8 years old, at least in my possession, no counting the time before that when it sat on a shelf in some Apple warehouse, waiting to be sold.

        Eight years is a respectable age for a computer, but I doubt that I am going to have it for that long as my workhorse, as it is now, for three very important reasons, not to mention the ever-shortening of what remains of my own lifespan.

        To wit:

        (1) Mine has an Intel CPU and odds are that big corporations, governments and other big users of Macs, and probably, by 2025, also many small business owners and home users, will have replaced their machines more than once, or have just started using Macs, then available only with ARM Mx CPUs.

        So:

        (2) Developers of Mac software would have quietly stopped supporting as much as now, or at all, their software for Intel CPU Macs, and even Apple might not be so consistent about keeping its support of Intel ones, like mine, for at least seven years, as it has been doing until now.

        And besides, on a rather pessimistic, but probably not entirely unwarranted note:

        (3) By the late 2020s, the Web might have been subject already to so many massive and outrageous acts of aggression against all kinds of users, that it might have become a heavily fortified affair, one where everything works surrounded by near-impregnable firewalls, and the online world we like and need to use these days may be something much less user-friendly than it is now.  Because to rise up to the dire dangers of that not so distant day, there will have to be a correspondingly massive revamping of operating systems, of hardware, as well as of the Internet itself, most likely using stiffer and more hard to use protocols, with matter-of-fact quantum encryption for messages sent over a very different kind of optical links than those I am using to write this, on this page of AskWoody, right now.

        Or to put it more succinctly, Roman-like:

        Sic transit gloria Telam …

        Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Mojave & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

        MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
        Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
        Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. Intego AV and Malwarebytes.

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