Patches and Updates

Updated: 17 Mar 2019

1. What is a Patch or Update?

As with any software, bugs can be found or features missing from the orginal software supplied. So, Apple releases a patch which fixes a problem they found or a missing feature, this patch will replace programs and files on your system with newer versions.

2. Where can I get the latest Patches or New Build version?

Most patches are available via the Update tab in the App Store tool in the Dock or from the Apple Support website.

Mojave update

3. I have downloaded a new build for Mac OS but it will not install?

First make sure you have enough room on System disk to save backup files and install the new update . Also, check that your copy of Mac OS version matches the version of the update your have downloaded and they any previous updates may be installed first. A Combo update includes all previous updates, so no previous updates are required first.


4. I have an office or company with lots of Macs, how can I easily deploy patches?

Mac OS Server includes Caching Server, so an update is only download from internet once, and desktop Macs can retreive it from the Mac OS Server.

Alternative, include ManageEngine's Mac Patch Management , Munki , IBM's JamF Pro and Shavik.