Mac Os System Update


The “Software Update” preference panel will now always be where system software updates to MacOS are shown, assuming any are available anyway. This is the same control panel that you can use to control things like automatic updates to Mac OS as well, so if you want to toggle any of those settings in MacOS 10.14 onward you can do so in the. Step 3: Choose Update/Upgrade Now. An 'Update Now' option is used when your current macOS version has some minor updates. While 'Upgrade Now' is used when a new macOS with a new name is installed. Also, you can check the 'Automatically keep my Mac up to date' option to install new updates automatically. Most of us are used to updating our Mac’s software (macOS) using the Mac App Store – the traditional way of doing it. However, there is another method to update macOS: using Terminal. Using this method to update your Mac can save time and be easier for many, especially since the Mac App Store is known to lag on older devices.

Systems Manager can deploy operating system updates to iOS 9+ devices which are not configured to use Single App mode and macOS 10.11+ devices on either an individual client basis or in bulk via a command on the Devices List. The OS Update command will cause the device to download the update and will prompt the user to 'Update Now' or delay the update.

MDM OS Update Commands are only available for Supervised 10.3+ iOS devices, or DEP enrolled and pushed Macs. iOS devices older than 10.3 will require DEP-supervision specifically.

Updating on a Per-Client Basis (iOS)

Updates can be deployed to individual iOS clients via a Live Tool on the Client Details Page:


Updating Multiple Clients

Multiple clients can be commanded to update via the Command dropdown on the Client List page. Select the clients which you wish to update and select 'Install available OS updates' from the Command drop-down menu:

Delaying OS Updates

Mac os operating system update

On iOS 11.3+ and macOS 10.13.4+ devices, it is also possible to delay available OS update prompts to the end user for up to 90 days. This is configured in the 'Restrictions' payload found in Systems Manager > Manage > Settings.

Mac Os System Update
I've found my partially downloaded update files in /private/var/folders/<blah>/<blah>
The <blahs> appear to be some hash of either the computer or the software being downloaded. Try the following:
Open a Terminal
sudo find /private -name ' SomePartOfTheDriverNameYouAreLookingFor' -print
then sudo cd <the directory shown above>
Note I don't see /private in finder because of the permissions on it (hence the need for sudo above).
Also note, I had one directory in <blah> named -Cache- which is tricky to cd into because the leading - is perceived as an argument to cd, so I just cd into the entire directory path instead.
Finally, be wary doing things as root (sudo) as you can end up damaging your OS (so don't go around removing files you are not sure about)

Mac Os System Upgrade

May 31, 2009 9:05 AM