How to cancel an update on a Mac
Turns out, it’s not as easy to cancel an update on a mac, which is the last place you’d want to be stuck with. The update might have been pushed to your apple laptop or maybe even your desktop PC from your internet-connected iphone. You’ll need to start by opening the “Software Update” software in order for you to view the available updates for your device or computer. You’ll need to click on the “View” tab and then choose “Show All Software Updates”. You’ll want to filter out the software updates that you don’t want on your device. If you have a password, it may be desirable to remove that as well. You’ll want to click the “Cancel” button next to the update that you don’t want on your computer or device.
You’ll then have a chance to verify the update and activate it if necessary which means that you’re ready to proceed with checking for updates again, if necessary. If you have adware or spyware on your device, you may have to repeat this process one or more times.
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Why you might want to cancel an update on your Mac
There may be better ways to do this, but if you have more than one Mac at home and are trying to save your internet bandwidth and wired/wireless internet, then what’s the harm in trying? You can still try to cancel the update on both your laptops and desktop PCs. Your only caveat is that older devices won’t be able to use the “Software Update” feature. You’ll need to click on the “Update” tab and then choose “Change Settings” to make changes to your internet bandwidth control features. I also know that you can also block software updates on more than one device, but I don’t recommend doing this because it doesn’t always work as described and because it’s annoying to have to remember which device belongs to whom. I know there are other ways to do this, but this is what I use and it works great. See below for more details.
Here are the two ways to cancel automatic software updates on Mac (with screenshots):
1) On your desktop computer, click on the Apple menu and choose “Software Update” [or “Software” if you’re in OS X Yosemite or El Capitan]. You’ll see a checkbox that says “Automatically install software updates. Click on the checkbox to uncheck it.
How to check for updates on your Mac
Hit the “Apple” logo, then choose “Software Updates”, “Check for Updates” or similar in your browser, like Safari. If you find no updates available, you can skip this step and go on to the next one. If there is an update, read the description and choose to install it.
If you’re not confident enough to install the update yet, cancel it and wait a few days, then check again. If an update is urgent, let us know in the comments section below! We’ll leave you with some of the most recent updates that Apple have given out recently: VPP OS X 8.0 release notes; OS X 10.7.5; Safari 6.1 for Mac release notes; iTunes 10.8 update notes; Mac OS X 10.7.5 update notes; Mac OS X 10.7.4 update notes; VPPOS X 8.0 installation instructions ; VPPOSX 8, 0
How to install updates on your Mac
If you’re seeing updates available, click on the one that interests you. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to install and activate it. The default action is to install the update, automatically. You can remove this checkmark if you want to be prompted every time an update is about to install on your computer. You’ll also want to uncheck any boxes that pop up that say “install this update” or something similar.
When you install updates, they’ll probably want to install a Package Manager. If this happens, you’ll be prompted to open the App Store before the updates can install. When you do this, you’ll see a message similar to “The ‘Package Installer’ is needed to complete this operation. Would you like to open the App Store?” Click on “Install Package Installer” and it should take care of that for you.
If you’re installing older MacOS versions, be sure to check “Install Software Update” to install all the latest patches from Apple.
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The bottom line here is that it’s better for you to only have one App Store account, using it for all your mac and iOS devices. This keeps things cleaner, and easier for you.
What to do if an update goes wrong
If you see a message similar to this one: “Acknowledging update failure” or something along those lines, then you’ve probably signed your computer up for an update. If you’re on a wired or wireless internet connection, you’ll need to check with the service provider to make sure they’re not being sent some update that can stop them from giving you the same internet speed that they normally provide. If it is a network-specific update, then you’ll probably have to contact your service provider. Internet providers don’t always tell you what they are sending you. If you’re on a corporate network, then make sure that your company’s policies match up with what they want to happen with the network update. You may be able to stop the update, but you may not be able to stop the network itself from updating.
If nothing’s working, then your only real options are:
Using a different computer for a bit (you may need to use a different computer if you can’t stop the update)
Deleting the computer’s hard drive and reinstalling the computer from scratch. If you’ve backed up your hard drive, you may be able to find the backup and restore it to a new harddrive on your computer.