It is vitally important to keep 's , and Macbook Operating System (OSx) and Apps updated to avoid security, compatibility and speed issues.

Does your 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 , Upgrading the to an ) 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 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 “


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 or


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:

How to switch on Auto OSx and App updates for iMac/Macbook


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 health-check and service for Apple devices starts at $30 for a 15 minute session.


Also See the following:

Are your Apple Devices up to date?

How to update Apple iPhone and Apple iPad

How to update Apple Mac, iMac or MacBook

Why do I need to keep updating my iPhone, iPad, Apps and Apple OS?

Apple Devices don't get Viruses….. do they?

How to switch on Auto OSx and App updates for iMac/Macbook

How to switch on Auto iOS updates for iPhone and iPad

Backing up iPhone or iPad using iCloud

Backing up iPhone or iPad using iTunes on a Mac or a PC

Backing up a PC, iMac, Macbook, Macbook Air and Mac Mini using an external HDD




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