Although Apple introduced an over-the-air (OTA) mechanism in watchOS beta 1, software updates still require an iPhone. But it is still a beta, after all.
Apple issued an apology to MacRumors, saying that a software update to fix the Group FaceTime bug won’t arrive until next week.
We have fixed the Group FaceTime security bug on Apple’s servers and we will issue a software update to re-enable the feature for users next week. We thank the Thompson family for reporting the bug. We sincerely apologize to our customers who were affected and all who were concerned about this security issue. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we complete this process.
One of the changes Apple made in macOS Mojave is that software updates work a bit differently. If you want to disable automatic updating for either your App Store apps or your system, you can do that from two different sets of preferences if you want to! Melissa Holt has the scoop in today’s Quick Tip.
Automatic updates may soon be available to iPhone and iPad users as part of iOS 12, enabling system and security updates to install without user intervention. But the risks of having your iPhone unexpectedly unavailable may mean that this will be an exclusively opt-in feature.
Apple is splitting up system and app updates in macOS Mojave. Mojave’s new Mac App Store will display updates for apps only, while system and security updates will be available in a new pane in System Preferences, a change that mirrors how updates are handled in iOS.
Along with iOS 11.4, Apple released HomePod 11.4 on Tuesday. The update adds AirPlay 2 support, finally bringing multi-room support and stereo speaker pairing to Apple’s smart speaker.
Apple recommends that you set up content caching on a Mac that has a wired Ethernet connection. You can do it over Wi-Fi, but performance may be affected.
HomePod is pretty much a hands-off device for maintenance, but what if you want to start a software update right now? Here’s how to update your HomePod software when you want.
When you use the Terminal method, you can keep using your Mac as the update downloads and the initial installation will take place in the background.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss what may happen next now that AirPlay 2 has been pulled from iOS 11.3 developer beta 3, plus they have some ideas on how to improve Apple’s software update notifications in macOS.
One of the most annoying features of macOS is the persistent notification of available software updates. John shows how to get back in control.
HomePod will do its best to keep its software up to date, much like Apple TV. If you want to make sure your smart speaker really is running the latest and greatest update you can do that, too, but it isn’t exactly intuitive. Read on to learn how.
HomePod software updates will be managed in the Home app on your iPhone, much like the Watch app manages Apple Watch updates.