MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 Update Released for Download

Jul 22, 2019 - 24 Comments

New macOS Mojave 10.14.6 software update

Apple has released the final version of MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 to all Mac users. There are no major new features in macOS Mojave 10.14.6, but the latest MacOS Mojave version includes various bug fixes and is therefore recommended to all Mac uses who are running MacOS Mojave.

Additionally, Mac users running macOS Sierra and High Sierra will also find “2019-004” security updates available for those releases along with a Safari update, and Apple has also released iOS 12.4 update to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users, along with updates for watchOS and tvOS.

Download & Update MacOS Mojave 10.14.6

Always backup a Mac before installing any system software update!

  1. Go to the Apple  menu and choose ‘System Preferences’
  2. Select the “Software Update” preference panel then choose to update when “macOS 10.14.6 update” is shown as available

MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 software update

The update download weighs in around 3.1GB. Installing macOS 10.14.6 requires the system to restart.

MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 Downloads

Users can also choose to download individual package installers and either use a combo update for MacOS or a standard update. The combo update allows a Mac to be updated from an earlier version of Mojave, for example to jump directly from 10.14.3 to 10.14.6, whereas the standard version must be installed on the preceding release.

Note that macOS Mojave updates will only be available to users running MacOS Mojave. Mac users running macOS Sierra and macOS High Sierra can find the 2019-004 security update and new Safari updates available from the Mac App Store “Updates” section as usual.

MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 Release Notes

The release notes accompanying the macOS 10.14.6 download are as follows:

macOS 10.14.6 Update –– Restart Required

The macOS Mojave 10.14.6 update improves the stability and reliability of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.

This update:

– Makes downloaded issues available in the My Magazines section of Apple News+, both online and offline

– Adds all publications in Apple News+, including newspapers, to the catalog at the top of the News+ feed

– Adds the ability to clear downloaded magazine issues in Apple News+ by selecting History > Clear > Clear All

– Addresses an issue which prevents creation of a new Boot Camp partition on iMac and Mac mini with Fusion Drive

– Resolves an issue that may cause a hang during a restart

– Resolves a graphics issue that may occur when waking from sleep

– Fixes an issue that may cause fullscreen video to appear black on Mac mini

– Improves file sharing reliability over SMB

Enterprise content:

– Addresses an issue where file-sharing connections would potentially drop.

– Improves compatibility of Xsan clients when accessing volumes that use 1K or larger LUN sector sizes.

For more detailed information about this update, please visit:

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit:

Separately, Apple has also released iOS 12.4 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, along with watchOS 5.3 for Apple Watch, and tvOS 12.4 for Apple TV.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS, News


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  1. john baughman says:

    Just installed Mojave 10.14.06 and nothing but crashes since. Is there a way to roll that upgrade back? Or is my Mac morphing into MS Windows?

  2. Maurice says:

    iCloud drive not working any more after update 10.14.6, great job Apple……

    • PierG says:

      I have also issue with iCloud!!
      When I start the system iCloud folder is populated but after a wile all the folders disappear!
      To have them back I must restart the Mac!

  3. Emil Romberg says:

    After installing 10.14.6 update on an MBA with Intel HD Graphics 6000 I have the problem that when I quit an SDL 1.2 application that was in full screen mode (window mode is not affected) before the whole WindowServer crashed and I need to login again as if I had rebooted the system. It happens with all SDL 1.2 applications I tested so far (e.g. DOS-Box or Super DX-Ball).

    Someone else have this problem too?

    Here are parts of the crash report. It seams the mapping of OpenGL commands, that SDL is using, to the Metal commands, that CoreDisplay is using, is wrong. Mabe this only happens when using CoreDisplay with the Intel Driver?

    Process: WindowServer [xxxx]
    Path: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/SkyLight.framework/Versions/A/Resources/WindowServer
    Identifier: WindowServer
    Version: 600.00 (340.54)
    Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
    Parent Process: launchd [1]
    Responsible: WindowServer [xxxx]
    User ID: xx

    Date/Time: 2019-07-30 21:42:01.865 +0200
    OS Version: Mac OS X 10.14.6 (18G84)
    Report Version: 12
    Anonymous UUID: xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx

    Time Awake Since Boot: xxxx seconds

    System Integrity Protection: enabled

    Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue:

    Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)
    Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000
    Exception Note: EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY

    Application Specific Information:
    StartTime:2019-07-30 21:40:55
    MetalDevice for accelerator(0x3533): 0x7fa7d0d170e8 (MTLDevice: 0x10fa4a000)
    Assertion failed: (isReady – DisplayID: 0x4273cc0
    Surface Use Counts: 56(0) 2(1) 6(0)
    FB RegID: 4294968286, On Glass SurfaceIDs: 3, Transactions: [ Active: SurfaceID: 3 ], Surface Use Counts: 40(1) 4(1) 3(2)
    FB Driver Info: 0x11 0xffff 0x2 0xffffffff 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x1 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0
    ), function CoreDisplay_NotReady, file /BuildRoot/Library/Caches/, line 2538.

  4. R. Daines says:

    What happened to this update? The App Store on my late 2013 iMac does not show any updates, currently at 10.14.5.

  5. Monty says:

    Was on run 10.14.5 on Late 2017 MBP (touch bar). Updated to 10.14.6 via “Software Update” preference panel. Now boot time went from ~20 sec to 3-4 minutes. Tried:
    * SMC/NVRM reset
    * boot safe mode
    * Disk Utility repair desk
    * changing startup disk (Bootcamp) and back to macOS

    Still very long boot time (3-4 minutes)

    When booting into Bootcamp, boot time is very fast 10-15 seconds. However, Touch Bar and camera no longer work in Windows 10. Also get error in windows saying “An error has occurred, Reboot”.

    Final note. If I boot into safe mode, boot time is around ~20 seconds.

    Second final note: Looked at logs and seems there is problem with “EmbeddedOSInstaller”

  6. William says:

    This has has rendered my external monitor useless seriously is a issue.

  7. Mikael Puittinen says:

    The update won’t install for me. I’m currently running 10.14.4, it’s proposing me update, the update “installs” and once it reboots it’s still at 10.14.4. No error messages or anything similar in the process.

    • Paul says:

      You might try using the Combo Update package installer instead, which will update directly from 10.14.4 to 10.14.6. The Combo Update can be downloaded directly from Apple by following the links in the article or at the link below.

      Be sure to back up your Mac first!

  8. Tired Tommy says:

    Has anyone had problems installing macOS 10.14.6 mojave yet? Any major issues or bugs?

    I’m going to try this update later, see how it goes.

    I wonder, this may be the last release of Mojave, since Catalina is in production. Catalina is SO buggy though I won’t install that anytime soon so I think it’s probably wise to update to the latest Mojave and sit on that for quite a while. Plus Mojave still runs 32 bit apps, Catalina does not.

    • Alan says:

      Having updated I can no longer watch Netflix or Amazon videos – just get a green screen Grrrrr!

    • Robert says:

      I would recommend no on the install as the install took forever and required several restarts…

      Also on startup takes forever and the computer freezes several times.

    • Bruce says:

      I click on the “pkg” and go through the process. I end up with an alert:

      “The installation failed. Could not prepare macOS 10.14.6 Update for installation. Try installing from a different copy of the item or contact the manufacturer for assistance”


  9. Liam says:

    WTF APPLE = I’m forced to download Mojave 10.14.6 from a torrent site because Apple won’t let me download the “FULL” Mojave installer…

    Tim Cook’s head needs to roll, the hardware quality has gone downhill (never mind the soldering fetish Tim’s on) and the recent software is reminiscent of Windows 95. Never have I had so many issues with Apple products and software issues that have me pulling out my hair… Swear to God, Mac OS 9 was better built than what Apple releases nowadays!

    • icnimamo says:

      What is your issue exactly? If you aren’t running macOS Mojave yet then yes you need to install macOSMojave before you can update macOOS Mojave 10.14.6. You can get the combo update if you want to install from an earlier Mojave build.

    • Robert says:

      Hi Liam, would you care to share why you saying so many stupidities all at the same time, just wonder

    • Paul says:

      Follow the link in the article to download MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 combo update. You can use the combo update over any prior Mojave installer to update it to the latest version (10.14.6).

      I would not recommend downloading any system software package from a torrent site, if you’re going to do that make sure you can verify the hash as valid and not tampered with.

    • Liam says:

      I’m trying to download the ‘full’ 6GB final version of Mojave for a clean install/USB installer & archival purposes. Had to resort to ‘dosdude1’ to get the full version, Apple only allowed the 22mb stub file which is useless if your offline or wish to make a bootable USB or copy the installer to other macs.

      Further, wasted a full day because Apple’s Security Update 004 for High Sierra brakes MBPs = I was surprised at how many people had the same nasty experience of kernel panics when waking from sleep… apparently the only fix is to install Mojave.

      And yes, Tim’s head needs to roll… I’ve been a mac-guy since OS7 and never have I had so many issues with hardware/software then since Tim took the helm!

      • Razorbacks says:

        Ah the 20mb stub macOS installer thing is so annoying, nobody has really figured out what causes that to download rather than the full installer… I also ran into that a year or two ago and used the dosdude trick to get the full macOS installer.

        I haven’t installed 10.14.6 yet but I will soon with a Combo Update, I always wait to see user reports before installing software updates now because I really don’t like computer problems. Most people get paid to work, not to troubleshoot computers :)

  10. Peter Stanford says:

    I think I updated Mojave. It shut down and I had to restart
    there was no other indication given.
    I’d very much like to know how to update Safari now.

    • Paul says:

      The macOS Mojave 10.14.6 update will include any updates to Safari.

      You can check for any available system software updates in the System Preferences > Software Update control panel. Other downloaded apps are updated through the Mac App Store > Updates section, or through the app or developer if the app came from somewhere other than the App Store.

      The separate Safari 12.1.2 updates, along with the separate Security Update 2019-004, are for High Sierra and Sierra only, which are older OS versions than Mojave.

      Hope that helps!

    • Louie says:

      As Paul said, Safari is automatically updated when you update macOS. To confirm whether you actually did update macOS, just click on the apple menu  on the top left, and then on “about this Mac”. That will pop up a window where you can check the macOS version number you’re running.

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