Category: software update

How to Update Your iPhone Over Cellular Network

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Have you ever wanted to update the software on your iPhone using your cellular network? Perhaps you don’t have access to a Wi-Fi connection but want to install an iOS update? Apple allows users to update their iPhones over LTE and 5G, at least in some countries.

In most parts of the world, cellular data is pretty expensive, so it’s understandable why Apple doesn’t want users downloading iOS updates over LTE. Each major update that you download is a couple of gigabytes in file size and a lot of users don’t have that much data allocation. However, people…

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How to Disable Automatic Updates on HomePod Mini

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Do you want to stop your HomePod Mini or Homepod from installing updates automatically? Perhaps you prefer to manually update HomePod, or you’re the kind of person who likes to make sure there aren’t any user reports of issues before updating your devices? Fortunately, Apple gives users the option to disable automatic updates for the HomePod mini and Homepod, if desired.

Typically, your HomePod is set to download and install software updates from Apple’s servers automatically. This is the default update setting. While this may be super convenient for most…

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How to Cancel Automatic Install of iOS & iPadOS Updates

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You may already know that iOS and iPadOS will attempt to automatically install iOS and iPadOS system software updates to your devices. But not everyone wants to use this feature all the time.

If you accidentally scheduled an overnight software update on your iPhone or iPad, you may be looking to cancel this automatic update, whether you don’t want your device to be interrupted at night, or whether you just want to wait on the update or install it manually yourself later. Thankfully, you can cancel this iOS or iPadOS update by tweaking your update…

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How to Install macOS Updates without Installing MacOS Monterey?

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Wondering how you can install updates to existing macOS installations, like macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina, without jumping ahead and installing MacOS Monterey?

While MacOS Monterey is available to download now for anyone who wants to install it, not everyone may be ready for the update. Fortunately, Apple offers system software updates and security updates to the most recent two prior generation system software versions, in this case macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina, so if you’d like to you can install updates for those versions of system software and avoid…

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How to Update HomePod Software

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Are you looking to update the software on your HomePod or HomePod mini to the latest version of HomePod OS software? Keeping HomePod updated allows access to new features and functionality, so it’s a good idea to do. Updating a smart speaker may not be a familiar process to many users, but as you’d probably expect, Apple makes the update process pretty easy and straightforward.

Just like your other Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, Apple Watch, etc., your HomePod runs on software as well, even if it doesn’t exactly have a display or a…

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How to Stop Automatically Downloading iOS & iPadOS Updates to iPhone & iPad

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Do you want to stop your iPhone or iPad from automatically downloading software updates to iOS and iPadOS? Regardless of what device you’re using, disabling automatic updates is a fairly simple and straightforward procedure on both iOS and iPadOS.

Although automatic updates can be convenient to make sure that your device is running on the latest firmware, it could also rarely lead to app incompatibilities, use up your internet data as inopportune times, or bring about some other issues. Or perhaps there’s a chance that the a software version is buggy and…

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How to Disable Red Badge Circle on System Preferences in MacOS

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System Preferences in MacOS shows a red badge circle icon when there is an available software update for the Mac. This can be helpful for users who want to be notified of software updates, but it can be annoying to other Mac users who are specifically avoiding a particular software update.

For example, many Mac users who are ignoring Catalina may have chosen to hide MacOS Catalina software update notifications and prompts but may still see the red update badge icon on their System Preferences icon.

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How to Download Full MacOS Installers from Command Line

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Mac users can download full complete MacOS installers directly from the command line. This is an incredibly useful feature particularly if you want to build USB boot drive installers, you manage multiple Macs, or you simply want to have full access to a complete installer application of MacOS for any other purpose.

With this particular trick, you can download complete “Install MacOS” application packages directly from the Terminal application, and it works to get full installers of MacOS Catalina, Mojave, and High Sierra too.


This particular…

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