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Software Updates (Apple)

The Software Updates section provides essential information and guidance on keeping your Apple products up to date with the latest operating system (OS) and third-party software updates. It covers both OS updates, including iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and tvOS, as well as updates for popular third-party applications. Stay ahead of the curve by learning how to check for and install the latest OS updates, ensuring your devices benefit from enhanced features, performance improvements, and crucial security patches. Discover tips and best practices for managing updates for third-party software, optimizing compatibility, and maximizing the stability and security of your Apple products. By regularly updating your OS and third-party software, you'll enjoy an optimized and secure experience on your Apple devices.

Block OS Updates and Installers

Whist iOS/iPadOS may only be updated using Settings, macOS can alternatively be updated using the...

Alternate macOS Software Update Method (Legacy)

Description FileWave server automatically pulls OS Update Catalogs for computers and these are m...

Apple MDM OS Software Updates

What All MDM configured devices will report and receive Software Updates via MDM. This is the sa...

Apple Software Lookup Service (GDMF) option for OS updates

What Before FileWave 14.7+ the MDM protocol only displayed updates reported by devices. Apple's ...

Apple's Rapid Security Response Software Updates

What Apple is known for its high standards of security and privacy for its users. However, no sy...

FileWave and AutoPkg

Software updates that come from Apple and Microsoft are sufficient for keeping operating systems ...

macOS Erase and Install Fileset (Erase Optional)

Description Upgrading or refreshing macOS from erasing requires the macOS Install App.  The foll...

Nudge for macOS Software Updates

What Nudge is a tool designed for macOS Big Sur 11 and later.  It is a multi-linguistic applicat...

Reported Issues with macOS Software Updates

Summary Many of our customers have reported issues related to Software Updates on macOS recently...

S.U.P.E.R.M.A.N. for macOS Software Updates (macOS Script)

What is S.U.P.E.R.M.A.N.? S.U.P.E.R.M.A.N. (Software Update Policy Enforcement with Recursive Me...

Software Updates in the age of macOS MDM (Big Sur v11.0+ / iOS 15+)

What For many years now, FileWave has leveraged the Software Update tool on macOS devices to eva...

Troubleshooting dead MDM Client on macOS using launchctl kickstart Command

As a warning the workaround listed in this article has been identified as not being recommended b...