It is vitally important to keep Apple’s Mac, iMac and Macbook Operating System (OSx) and Apps updated to avoid security, compatibility and speed issues.
Does your Apple Computer appear to be running slower than normal? We get many complaints such as this, quite often the problem is solved by upgrading the hardware (More RAM, Upgrading the HDD to an SSD) see How to speed up your Mac also refer to our guides Are your Apple devices up-to-date? and How to update Apple Mac, iMac or MacBook
Quite often overlooked is an OSX upgrade failure.
You may well think you’ve upgraded to the latest OSx, but if it failed part way through, it may need to be reinstalled.
Follow these steps.
Go to “System Preferences”
And selecting “App Store”
App Store – Checks for available Updates
If there are NO updates available, you will be greeted my a similar message as below:
If updates ARE AVAILABLE, you will encounter a message like the following, which may give you the choice of installing a major update such as Yosemite or El Capitan
Or you may be offered updates to individual programs such as Safari or Mail or in this case “the Unarchiver”
If your updates have failed or stalled, you may see a window like this
And in very small RED lettering under the progress bar, an error message.
If this happens, try the update again and again until it has been successful
It is very important to keep Apple’s Operating System (OSx) and Apps updated to avoid security and compatibilities with iPhones and iPads.
You can avoid this constant “update” merry-go-around by simply doing the following:
If you need assistance in checking the above and performing the updates, give us a call on 08 6365 5603 and make an appointment to come and see us. Prices for our iOS health-check and backup service for Apple devices starts at $30 for a 15 minute session.
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