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Fix “Unable to Install Update” Error for iOS & iPadOS

Mar 24, 2021 - 4 Comments
Unable to Install Update - An error Occurred Installing iOS / ipadOS

If you’re trying to install an iOS or iPadOS software update and discover a failure error that states “Unable to Install Update – An error occurred installing iOS 14.5” (or any iOS/iPadOS x.x.x) with an option to Retry or to Remind Me Later, you may be understandably frustrated. Fortunately this is usually pretty easy to … Read More

Fix macOS “Installation failed, An error occurred while installing the selected updates” Errors

Jan 27, 2021 - 8 Comments
macOS installation failed error

Some Mac users have run into an error when attempting to download or install system software updates that says “Installation failed, An error occurred while installing the selected updates.” This alert comes up in the Software Update system preference panel, and has been encountered in macOS Big Sur, macOS Catalina, macOS Mojave, and prior versions … Read More

Errors with MacOS Big Sur Downloading; Update Not Found, Installation Failed, Forbidden, etc

Nov 12, 2020 - 39 Comments

Many Mac users are currently unable to download macOS Big Sur. This could be due to overwhelmed servers, or a number of other issues. If you’re experiencing problems trying to download macOS Big Sur, whether it’s an error message, a failed download, or an incredibly slow download, you’re not alone. We’ll go over a few … Read More

How to Fix “This app is no longer shared with you” Error on iPhone & iPad

May 24, 2020 - 14 Comments
Fix App No Longer Shared with You iPhone and iPad Error

Some iPhone and iPad users have discovered a curious “This app is no longer shared with you” error message when trying to use some apps own their devices. For some users the error is apparently random, but for others it is showing up after updating apps, or after updating their system software to iOS 13.5, … Read More

Cannot Connect to App Store on iPhone or iPad? Fix & Troubleshoot App Store Connection Issues

Apr 26, 2020 - 7 Comments
Cannot Connect to App Store on iPhone and iPad error

If you’re using the App Store on iPhone or iPad you may occasionally run into an issue where you see an error message upon launching the App Store that says “Cannot Connect to App Store”, rather than the typical App Store options you’d expect to see. This can be frustrating as an inability to connect … Read More

How to Fix “application is damaged, can’t be used to install macOS” Errors

Oct 24, 2019 - 192 Comments
Fix copy of Install MacOS damaged and cant be used to install macOS

If you have attempted to use a MacOS installer application recently, you may discover an error message stating something like “This copy of the Install macOS Mojave.app application is damaged, and can’t be used to install macOS.” This prevents the installer of macOS from working and running, and essentially makes the installer applications useless. The … Read More

How to Fix App “is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Trash” Error on Mac

Feb 13, 2019 - 47 Comments
App is damaged and can't be opened, move to Trash error message on the Mac

Some Mac users may occasionally run into a somewhat strange error when they try to open an app that was downloaded to their Mac, upon launching the app a little “verifying” progress bar will appear and stall for a moment before an error alert message says “Appname.app is damaged and can’t be opened. You should … Read More

How to Bypass “Safari no longer supports unsafe extension” Error in Mac OS Mojave

Feb 8, 2019 - 16 Comments
Safari no longer supports unsafe extensions error message Mac

If you try to install an older Safari extension in modern Mac Safari versions, you will see an error message stating “Safari no longer supports the unsafe extension “Extension name”. You can find newer extensions reviewed by Apple in the App Store or Safari Extensions Gallery.” This error occurs because the latest versions of Safari … Read More

How to Fix “Cannot Get Mail” Error on iPhone and iPad

Oct 13, 2018 - 9 Comments
How to fix Cannot Get Mail error message in iOS Mail for iPhone or iPad

Rarely, iPhone and iPad users may encounter a “Cannot Get Mail” error message in the Mail app of iOS, indicating that Mail for iOS is unable to retrieve new emails or some other issue with the mail account as configured. The full error message shows up as pop-up window and usually says something along the … Read More

Fix Terminal “Operation not permitted” Error in macOS Monterey, Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave

Oct 9, 2018 - 67 Comments
Fix Operation Not Permitted Terminal Error in Mac OS

If you’re a Mac command line user you may have noticed that many frequently used commands entered into the Terminal (or iTerm) result in an “Operation not permitted” error message since updating to MacOS Mojave 10.14 or later, including Monterey and Big Sur. The “Operation not permitted” error in the Terminal can be seen after … Read More

How to Remove Stuck Time Machine Backups from Mac Trash Due to System Integrity Protection Error

Aug 23, 2018 - 10 Comments
How to fix Time Machine backup stuck in Trash due to System Integrity Protection

If you’re trying to remove a Time Machine backup from a drive and find that it’s stuck in the Mac Trash with a specific error message stating the trash can’t be emptied because “Some items in the Trash cannot be deleted because of System Integrity Protection”, then read on to learn how to resolve this … Read More

iPhone or iPad Says “Incorrect Password” Fails to Join Wi-Fi? Here’s the Fix

Jul 19, 2018 - 95 Comments

Some iPhone or iPad users may occasionally encounter a strange issue where they are attempting to join a familiar wi-fi network, but iOS throws up an “Incorrect password” error message, and the iPhone or iPad refuses to join the wireless network. Often users will see the “Incorrect password” wi-fi error despite they being certain the … Read More

How to Fix “Verification Required” for Apps Downloads on iPhone and iPad

Mar 18, 2018 - 139 Comments
How to Fix Verification Required message on iPhone or iPad

You may discover a “Verification Required” error message when attempting to install or update free apps from the iOS App Store on an iPhone or iPad, thereby preventing the user from downloading apps or updating any apps. The complete message is either “Verification Required – Before you can make purchases, you must tap Continue to … Read More

Fix Repeated “Your message could not be sent” Messages Error on Mac

Apr 7, 2017 - 33 Comments
Your message could not be sent error on Mac Messages

Mac users may encounter a pop-up error originating from the Messages app in Mac OS which informs them “your message could not be sent”. Often when this error dialog appears, it’s seemingly out of nowhere or when a Mac wakes from sleep or has rebooted. While it’s possible to encounter the “your message could not … Read More

How to Fix iTunes Error 9006

Dec 26, 2016 - 12 Comments
Fix iTunes Error 9006

iTunes error 9006 may appear when attempting to download, restore, or update an iPhone or iPad. Typically you’ll see an iTunes error message that states something like “There was a problem downloading software for the iPhone. An unknown error occurred (9006).” or you’ll notice an “err = 9006” message alongside a stopped or failed download … Read More

Fixing “The application ‘Application.app’ is not open anymore” Mac Error

Dec 4, 2016 - 40 Comments
Fix Application not open anymore Mac error

One of the more brilliantly worded Mac errors you may encounter is the curious “The application ‘Application.app’ is not open anymore.” message. This error is often seen when trying to interact with Preview, Finder, Steam, or many other apps either through one of the apps related files or through the app itself. Once you see … Read More

Warning: iOS Mail Blocks Access on iPhone with Full Storage

Aug 31, 2016 - 21 Comments
Cant open Mail in iOS because storage almost full

Just about every iPhone I know is perpetually full and constantly battling the various storage error messages, and yes mine is included in that group. Typically the nuisance of having full iPhone storage is limited to not being able to take anymore pictures (you can use a screwy workaround to snap a few more photos … Read More

Fix “Your Connection is Not Private” Error in Google Chrome

Mar 12, 2016 - 21 Comments
Chrome

Having used a relatives computers recently I discovered their Google Chrome web browser was constantly throwing a “Your connection is not private” error message on many web pages, thereby preventing the page from loading unless they chose to ignore and reload the ‘not private’ page. The “not private” message can be a little disconcerting, so … Read More

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