Installing Software Updates on your UD-Owned Mac Computer

Promptly installing software updates is one of the best things we can do to keep our computer, data and University network secure. As a Mac computer user, you'll frequently be prompted by Apple to install updates and patches as they're released. The Mac Operating System (OS) you're running will determine how the update experience will look.

See below for the screens you can expect to see when updating software on UD's most commonly installed Mac OS. 

Catalina Updates

When Apple releases an update for Catalina, you'll be prompted with the screen below.

WARNING: Ignore the top section about macOS Big Sur; selecting "Upgrade Now" will install a new operating system on your computer, which can lead to problems if you're not expecting it. And once you upgrade your OS, there's no going back!

To install a Catalina software update, click the More info... link under "Another update is available."

Selecting More info... will open a screen that displays the updates available for your computer. Select Install Now
 

Big Sur Updates

When Apple releases an update for Big Sur, you'll be prompted with the screen below. Select More info... to view and install updates. 

WARNING: Ignore the top section about macOs Monteray; selecting "Upgrade Now" will install a new operating system on your computer, which can lead to problems if you're not expecting it. And once you upgrade your OS, there's no going back!

Monteray Updates

When Apple releases an update for Monteray, you'll be prompted with the screen below. Select More info... to view and install updates. 

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Article ID: 133669
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Mon 8/2/21 3:45 PM
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