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A new Device Support Update is available for Mac via Software Update, and Apple says it addresses restoring and updating the iPhone and iPad.
Testing conducted by Apple in October 2020 on production 1.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5-based 13-inch MacBook Pro systems with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and prerelease macOS Big Sur. Systems tested with WPA2 Wi-Fi network connection while running on battery power, with display brightness set to 12 clicks from bottom or 75%. Apple released MacOS 11 Big Sur last week alongside the first Apple Silicon Arm System on a Chip (SoC), the M1, which features in the new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini. The following steps only apply to Mac computers that are running macOS Mojave: Go to the apple menu via the apple icon on the top left corner of your screen and click System Preferences. Then click software update. Click the Upgrade Now button to initiate the download. Wait till the download is complete.
Apple's Software Update, in the Mac's System Preferences, is now showing a new option alongside the familiar macOS Big Sur updates. Called 'Device Support Update,' it appears to be an additional fix for problems with devices being updated via Macs.
'This update ensures proper updating and restoring for iOS and iPadOS devices with a Mac,' says Software Update.
Typically these features are part of a regular software update, rather than being released separately. Apple notes that the update requires 195.7 MB disk space.
While the overall description of the additions is clear, at present, there is no specific detail of what problems are fixed, or if this is a specific fix for new devices like the iPhone 13 and iPad mini given that macOS Monterey has yet to debut. AppleInsider has reached out to Apple for more details.
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- From the Apple menu in the corner of your screen, choose System Preferences.
- Click Software Update.
- Click Update Now or Upgrade Now:
- Update Now installs the latest updates for the currently installed version. Learn about macOS Big Sur updates, for example.
- Upgrade Now installs a major new version with a new name, such as macOS Big Sur. Learn about the latest macOS upgrade, or about old versions of macOS that are still available.
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If you're having difficulty finding or installing updates:
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- If Software Update says that your Mac is up to date, then macOS and all of the apps it installs are up to date, including Safari, Messages, Mail, Music, Photos, FaceTime, Calendar, and Books.
- If you want to update apps downloaded from the App Store, use the App Store to get updates.
- If you want to update your iOS device, learn how to update iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
- If your Mac doesn't include Software Update, use the App Store to get updates.
- If an error occurred while installing an update or upgrade, learn how to resolve installation issues.