Is your Apple Mac, iMac or MacBook running slow?

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”

os-system-preferences

And selecting “App Store

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App Store – Checks for available Updates

If there are NO updates available, you will be greeted my a similar message as below:


Osx-updates-available

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


osx-el-capitan-download

Or you may be offered updates to individual programs such as Safari or Mail or in this case “the Unarchiver

osx-individual-updates

If your updates have failed or stalled, you may see a window like this

should-i-download-el-capitan

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 iOS health-check and backup 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

Need more help?

If you live in Western Australia, and you need any kind of computer help, please bring your computer to us at 315 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, Western Australia or call us out. You can contact us here or call:

08 6118 2601 
Alternatively click on the Green “Support” button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen and leave a message.Microsoft Silver Certified Partner - Small and Midmarket Cloud SolutionsFor instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page

 

 

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