MacOS Mojave 10.14.5 Update Available for Download
Apple has released MacOS Mojave 10.14.5 to all Mac users running the Mojave operating system. The macOS 10.14.5 update includes several bug fixes along with AirPlay 2 support for AirPlay 2 compatible smart TVs.
Mac users running MacOS High Sierra or Sierra will also find a Security Update available for those prior system software releases.
Separately, Apple also released iOS 12.3 update for iPhone and iPad, alongside tvOS 12.3 for Apple TV and watchOS 5.2.1 for Apple Watch.
How to Install MacOS Mojave 10.14.5 Update
The simplest way to install a software update in MacOS Mojave is through the Software Update control panel. Be sure to backup the Mac with Time Machine (or a backup of your choice) before proceeding with any system software update.
- Go to the Apple menu in the top left corner of the screen, and then choose “System Preferences”
- Select the “Software Update” control panel
- Choose “Update Now” when MacOS 10.14.5 appears in the list of available updates
Note: Security Update 2019-003 for macOS High Sierra and MacOS Sierra will be found in the Mac App Store “Updates” tab instead.
The Mac will automatically reboot itself to complete installation. How long it takes to complete updating to 10.14.5 depends on a variety of factors, including the speed of the internet connection to download the software update, the speed of the Mac, the Mac model itself, and what the existing MacOS installation version is.
MacOS 10.14.5 weighs in up to 2.8GB for some Mac models.
Download links for MacOS 10.14.5 Update, MacOS 10.14.5 Combo Update
Another option is to download MacOS 10.14.5 as a package update or combo update directly from Apple, outside of the software update mechanism. Updating Mac OS by using a combo update is relatively easy but generally reserved for advanced users:
- MacOS Mojave 10.14.5 Combo Update
- MacOS Mojave 10.14.5 Update (Delta update)
- Security Update 2019-003 (High Sierra)
- Security Update 2019-003 (Sierra)
The combo update can be used to update MacOS Mojave from a prior Mojave release, allowing for updating directly from an earlier Mojave build like macOS 10.14.2 to macOS 10.14.5 for example, whereas the delta update can only be used to update from 10.14.4 to 10.14.5.
MacOS Mojave 10.14.5 Release Notes
The following release notes pertain to MacOS 10.14.5 Update:
The macOS Mojave 10.14.5 update improves the stability and reliability of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.
Adds AirPlay 2 support for sharing videos, photos, music and more from your Mac directly to your AirPlay 2-enabled smart TV.
Adds the ability to follow a magazine from the Apple News+ catalog browsing view.
[J only] Includes support for the Reiwa (令和) era of the Japanese calendar
Improves audio latency on MacBook Pro models introduced in 2018.
Fixes an issue that prevented certain very large OmniOutliner and OmniPlan documents from rendering properly.
Disables accessories with insecure Bluetooth connections.
Fixes an issue that prevented resetting the user account password from the login window after using a personal recovery key (PRK) to unlock the FileVault volume.
Fixes an issue that prevented the InstalledApplicationList MDM command from recognizing that updates are available for apps installed via VPP.
Aside from MacOS 10.14.5, Apple released updates to other system software, and users can also download iOS 12.3 for iPhone or iPad, tvOS 12.3 for Apple TV, watchOS 5.2.1 for Apple Watch, and find other smaller updates to other Apple software as well, including to HomePod.