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AUGMENTED REALITY

Had the line between the virtual and the real been missing, what it would have costed you?

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  • Your classroom could become the cosmos. The past could be as vivid as the present. And the familiar could look like nothing you’ve ever seen.
  • With iPhone and iPad, those experiences are not only possible, they’re here. Augmented reality is a new way to use technology that transforms how you work, learn, play, and connect with almost everything around you. And this is just the beginning.

Welcome to a new world.

ARKit 3 makes it possible for developers to create augmented reality experiences that you can enjoy simultaneously with friends. Save and return anytime to pick up right where you left off. And easily send AR objects through Messages and Mail to be viewed in the real world.

iPhone and iPad have been custom-tuned with cameras that are great for shooting in low light and at 60-fps video — the perfect speed for augmented reality applications. And optical image stabilization enables greater visual clarity, so virtual elements can appear more naturally in your environment.

A13 Bionic isn’t just the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone — it’s also made for AR. CPU efficiency cores provide enormous processing power to support AR experiences. And the image signal processor enables real‑time lighting estimation, making virtual objects appear incredibly realistic.

Effective motion tracking is the key to maintaining the magic of AR. When interacting with a virtual object as if it’s in the real world, your iPhone or iPad has to accurately characterize the position of the object in relation to itself. That’s why iOS and iPadOS have been designed to precisely account for the distance between the motion sensors and cameras in every iPhone and iPad — as well as your device’s place in the world around you.

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NEW FEATURES – NOTE 10 CAMERA

FEATURES NEW TO NOTE10 CAMERA

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SUPER STEADY (Super steady only works on the rear camera and can be used with Video and Hyperlapse camera modes.)
  • Open the Camera app, and then navigate to the rear camera. Select either Video or Hyper lapse, and then tap the Super steady icon at the top of the screen. It looks like a little hand and will glow yellow when activated. To make things better, Super steady can be used on both the Ultra wide and Wide lens.
  • To prevent unsteady videos, use Super steady on your Note10. It helps stabilize videos to make them come out super-smooth. This function is added because of the fact that even if you’re rock solid, your hands may still shake a little when you hold up your phone.

LIVE FOCUS VIDEO: (The best part is that you can use it on both the front and rear camera)

To use Live focus video, just open the Camera app, swipe to Live focus video, and then select your desired effect. Just be aware that the filters may not appear unless the camera detects a face.

Here are the different options:

  • Blur: Add a touch of blur to the background to give the video a unique look. 
  • Colour point: Make the background grey, so the video’s subject really stands out. Use the slider to adjust the amount of grey.
  • Big circle: Alter the background with garbled orbs of light. The subject will pop out and the picture will have an ethereal look.
  • GlitchGives videos a glitchy-look like something out of a horror movie.

NIGHT MODE
  • Open the Camera app, and select Night mode. Then take pictures as you normally would.
  • Note10’s camera will automatically capture and stitch together multiple images into one single shot, making the picture much brighter. You won’t even realize that the picture was taken somewhere dark.
  • Nothing is more upsetting than taking a picture – only to realize later that it came out too dark. That won’t happen on your Note10. Use Night mode in the evening or in low-light settings to brighten up pictures.

ZOOM-IN MIC : (The Zoom-in mic option may be greyed out depending on the camera mode selected)
  • The setting for this feature is by default, however one should cross check for confirmation. Open the Camera app, and navigate to the rear camera. Select Video, and then tap the Settings icon. Tap Advanced recording options, and then tap the switch next to Zoom-in mic.
  • This features addresses the concern to record a sound at distant. All worries in this respect are over in Note10. The new Zoom-in mic feature increases the volume of the recording as you zoom in on the audio’s source. Moreover, the same also minimizes / filter out background noises.
  • In view to make the sound quality enhanced and even better, Note10 has therefore been installed with three microphones instead of two.

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iPhones over Android

8 Best Reasons - People Prefer iPhones over Android

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  • There is a lot of mix feelings, but the one who used both Android and iOS, certainly they have tilted to prefer iOS. Moreover, it merely a liking and affiliation develops after prolong use of either brand.
  • Let us jot down the factual advantages / reasons, which will explain why some people buy iPhones instead of Android phones. Following are the details:
1. Apple Smartphones Support Most Required Apps

App Store is an undeniable drawing card for the iPhone. One of the reasons why people buy smartphones (instead odumb phones) is to gain access to the wide world of apps. For better or for worse, most of the super popular apps you read about online or hear about on the news are available in the iOS App Store. So if you’re picking a platform based on its support for the apps you want to download, chances are that you will be comfortable going with an iPhone.


2. They’ve heard all kinds of things (true and false) about the security of iOS

The iOS system of iPhones is considered more secure and robust than any other system. One of the biggest myths about iOS is the operating system is immune to malware. Therefore, in a worst-case scenario, many people know they can take their iPhone to an Apple store for help — an option for which there isn’t an exact analogue when you’re buying an Android phone. 


3. iPhones Carries on well with its other Apple devices

There are a variety of third-party apps you can use across your devices from different manufacturers. If you’re shopping for a new smartphone and you already have Apple products like a Mac or an iPad at home, it makes sense to at least consider going with an iPhone. Moreover, if you do use an iPhone and a Mac, for instance, you can take advantage of features that Apple has baked into the operating systems to make it easy for your activity and information to flow from one Apple device to the other. 


4. Why iOS is preferred over Android

There are a growing tendency that people have started liking iOS smartphones over Android. Most likely Apple’s interface and design is much appealing and draws attention. Perhaps, most people like iOS because Apple phones starts working right away when out of the box and no need to customize and waist time and energy. Apple phones / iPhones carry advanced and user friendly features like Siri etc give upper edge over other competitive smartphones.


5. Carrier doesn’t load apps and bloatware in iPhones

One of the drawbacks of going with an Android phone, even if you love Google’s platform and its apps and services, is the carrier you purchase your phone will probably add all kinds of apps and bloatware of its own. That isn’t a problem on an iPhone — you can delete any unwanted Apple apps when you set up your new phone. On Android phones, many of the apps that were installed by the carrier can never be uninstalled. That doesn’t seem like a big problem when you have a brand-new phone. But when you’re a year or two in and need more storage space, you won’t be looking at those unwanted apps kindly. 


6. Once Used will always Use Apple / iPhone

It is for sure that you will prefer to purchase the iPhone, when in need, provided you already have one and used to. Brand equity is very strong. It is like an addiction and difficult to change the brand.


7. Recognition of iPhones is easy

There are a number of brands and a vast variety of smartphones in market. Yet, Apple Smartphones will have its quality and demand because of its unique style and easy to recognize. So undoubtedly, some people pick iPhones because they’re the only familiar devices among an overwhelming array of other choices. 


8. They think an iPhone will last longer than an Android phone

Apple has a resale value at any point of time. It has a reputation for supporting older models for years after their release. Sure, a new version of iOS may not be quite as great on a three-year-old iPhone as on a newer model. But at least that old model can get the update. Thanks to Android manufacturers’ slow update schedules, some consumers are unsure whether a phone that’s new now will continue to be supported as long as they want to keep using it, which makes an iPhone feel like a safer choice.


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The U.S. caseload has surpassed 1,000. As the nation scrambled to understand the scope of the escalating public health crisis, the number of known cases of coronavirus infection in the United States surpassed 1,000 on Tuesday night, signaling that the coronavirus was spreading widely in communities on both coasts and in the center of the country.

America’s first known coronavirus case was announced on Jan. 21 in Washington State. Six weeks later, the number of cases had risen to 70, most of them tied to overseas travel. But since then, new case reports have poured in, first by the dozens, then the hundreds.

  • A majority of the cases have been in Washington State, California or New York, where everyday life swiftly began to change. Businesses closed. Colleges canceled class. Governors urged people to avoid crowds.
  • But the virus is now found in every region of the country, including Massachusetts, where dozens of new cases were announced on Tuesday, and South Dakota, where the governor announced the state’s five first cases, including one man who died. The number of states with no reported cases now stands at about a dozen.
  • Thirty-one deaths across the country have now been linked to the coronavirus. Officials in Sacramento County, Calif., said on Tuesday that a woman in her 90s died after contracting the illness.

Britain’s health minister says she is infected.

Nadine Dorries, the British health minister, confirmed reports late on Tuesday that she had tested positive for the coronavirus. She had attended a reception at Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s official residence two days earlier.

Ms. Dorries said in a post on Twitter that she had felt “pretty rubbish” but hoped that the worst of the viral illness had come and gone. British news reports said she was the first member of Parliament to test positive.

Health officials were rushing to trace her contacts, which included dozens of constituents and lawmakers, as well as co-workers at the Department of Health and Social Care, according to British news outlets. She was at 10 Downing Street, Mr. Johnson’s residence, on Sunday for International Women’s Day.

The news sparked discussion in Britain about whether Parliament would need to be suspended. Lawmakers meet in the cramped House of Commons, sitting shoulder to shoulder on green leather benches and often spilling into the aisles and standing room areas, creating fertile conditions for illness to spread.

Ms. Dorries started feeling ill on Friday as she was signing a statutory instrument that declared coronavirus to be a “notifiable disease,” a step that allowed British companies to obtain insurance coverage.

Some observers noted that Ms. Dorries appeared to have voted in the House of Commons about a week ago, meaning she had at least brief contact with other lawmakers at a time when she may have been contagious.

But her most dangerous contact may have been with her 84-year-old mother, who is staying with her, Ms. Dorries wrote on Twitter late Tuesday night. “Thanks for so many good wishes,” Ms. Dorries wrote, adding that her mother had developed a cough.

Delays in testing set back the U.S. coronavirus response.

Dr. Helen Y. Chu, an infectious disease expert in Seattle, wanted to repurpose tests from a flu research project to monitor the coronavirus after the first confirmed American case landed in her area in late January.

But nearly everywhere she turned, state and federal officials repeatedly rejected the idea, interviews and emails show, even as weeks crawled by and outbreaks emerged in countries outside of China, where the infection began.

By Feb. 25, Dr. Chu and her colleagues could not bear to wait any longer. They began performing coronavirus tests, without government approval.

What came back confirmed their worst fear. They quickly had a positive test from a local teenager with no recent travel history. The coronavirus had already established itself on American soil without anybody realizing it.

“It must have been here this entire time,” Dr. Chu recalled thinking with dread. “It’s just everywhere already.”

In fact, officials would later discover through testing, the virus had already contributed to the deaths of two people, and it would go on to kill 20 more in the Seattle region over the following days.

Federal and state officials said the flu study could not be repurposed because it did not have explicit permission from research subjects; the labs were also not certified for clinical work. While acknowledging the ethical questions, Dr. Chu and others argued there should be more flexibility in an emergency during which so many lives could be lost. On Monday night, state regulators told them to stop testing altogether.

The failure to tap into the flu study was just one in a series of missed chances by the federal government to ensure more widespread testing during the early days of the outbreak, when containment would have been easier. Instead, local officials across the country were left to work blindly as the crisis grew undetected and exponentially.

Washington State prepares to restrict gatherings as U.S. crisis grows

Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington State will announce on Wednesday a prohibition on community gatherings of 250 or more people in the Seattle area as the state takes extraordinary steps to contain a coronavirus outbreak, according to a person involved in the discussions.

The announcement, according to the person involved, is expected to target events such as sporting and entertainment gatherings while offering exceptions to things like retail stores. Schools will not be affected, but districts will be expected to review things like sporting events that may draw significant crowds.

Washington State and the Seattle area have adopted increasingly stringent controls as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has approached 300 — the most in the country — and the number of deaths has reached 24.

Santa Clara County, Calif. — which includes the city of San Jose and much of Silicon Valley — has already banned large public gatherings, and man employers have temporarily closed down or asked people to work at home. On Tuesday, Google recommended that tens of thousands of its North American employees work from home. Previously, it had only extended that policy to workers in the Seattle area.

In addition, Ohio State University and Harvard University joined the growing list of universities and colleges that have suspended in-person classes — just one of many fronts in the battle to slow the spread of virus across the United States.

Harvard, whose spring break begins on Saturday, asked students not to return to campus when the break ends on March 23, a decision few schools have made so far. On Monday, Amherst College asked all students to leave campus by as early as next week.

Some of the best-known fixtures in higher education have mandated a switch to online-only classes to keep people apart, hoping it will slow the spread of the virus: Cornell University, New York University, Columbia University, the University of Washington, Stanford University, American University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Barnard College, Hofstra University, Rice University and the University of California, Berkeley.

No audience for the debate in Arizona on Sunday.

There will be no live audience. No spin room. Virtually no traveling members of the press. This is a presidential primary debate in the age of coronavirus.

CNN and Democratic officials announced on Tuesday that “at the request of the campaigns and out of an abundance of caution,” the Democratic debate in Phoenix on Sunday between former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Bernie Sanders would be a significantly pared-down affair.

The live audience — whose jeers and cheers can be a major variable for the candidates onstage — will be missing. Instead, Mr. Biden and Mr. Sanders will debate each other in an empty theater, joined only by a handful of moderators and television crew members.

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EXPECTED SMARTPHONES OF 2020

EXPECTED SMARTPHONES OF 2020

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  • A revolutionary year for smartphones, which introduced such gems as Huawei P30 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S10, and Apple iPhone 11 and similarly we expect 2020 even better and advanced in the era of Smartphones.
  • This year has flooded with heavy rumors about advancement in Smartphones, which may introduce iPhone 12, OnePlus 8, and P40 Pro, along with a handful of other intriguing-looking handsets.

Let us have a look for the incoming smartphones having advanced technology:

SAMSUNG GALAXY S20

  • Samsung’s Galaxy S20 which includes the Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra along with the base model.
  • Identical front aside from screen size – 6.2in, 6.7in, and 6.9in respectively – with a Note 10-esque punch-hole camera cutout at top center. The screen is pretty much flat this time. They are of QHD+ displays with 120Hz refresh rates, but you can only hit that super-smooth peak if you opt for Full HD resolution instead.
  • On the back, there are more differences like three cameras on the S20 and four on the other two models, but the S20 Ultra bulks up with a beefier back camera array that includes a 10x hybrid zoom/100x digital “Space Zoom” feature (the others do 3x/30x). All three of them shoot 8K video, too, so expect sterling footage.
  • Carrying a large battery packs (ranging from 4,000-5,000mAh) and 5G support across the board, except on an optional base LTE model, they’re as perk-packed as we’ve come to expect from Samsung phones. The Galaxy S20 sells for £799 (LTE)/£899 (5G), the GS20+ goes for £999 (5G), and the Ultra pushes up to £1,199, and most likely they all will be available during March / April 2020.

APPLE iPHONE 12

  • We are very hopeful that after 3 versions of the bold and inventive iPhone X design, this year may come up with another best bof best iPhone, however, it’s too early to speculate.
  • The future iPhone 12 may carry screen face while adopting a flattened metal frame that’s more akin to the classic iPhone 4, not to mention the current iPad Pro. Screen sizes could shift a bit too, going to 5.4in, 6.1in, and 6.7in (as opposed to the 5.8/ 6.1/ 6.5 in of present iPhones).
  • As far as notch is concerned, a mix plate is on the offing. No consensus have developed so far, some suggestions revealed that no notch at all will be seen rather all of the sensors packed into the slim upper bezel. Whereas others claim Apple will redesign the notch. Rumors also point to a four-eye design on the back, with a time-of-flight camera added to the current trio of the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max.
  • September 2020 will reveal all aspects of iPhone 12 after its launch. Prices will surely be very high comparatively since apple has a strong brand name.

ONEPLUS 8

  • With a new phone out every five or six months, it’s no surprise that we’ve already heard some things about the OnePlus 8. Expected to launch in late spring, the standard OnePlus 8 looks to swap the current water drop notch for a Galaxy S10-like punch-hole camera in the upper left of the screen.
  • We are not sure yet whether the OnePlus 8 Pro will stick with the pop-up selfie camera from before, but we are eager to find out. And rumors suggest that the OnePlus 8 will finally incorporate wireless charging, one of the only flagship features that the company has skipped to date, but we’ll have to see how that impacts price if true.
  • As usual, OnePlus is drip-feeding official details – and the first is a confirmed, super-smooth 120Hz refresh rate for the screen, beating the excellent 90Hz screens of its 2019 models.

ONEPLUS 8 LITE

  • According to one of the leak, OnePlus will launch a mid-ranger, too. They point to a handset that a centered punch-hole cutout on what looks to be a flat screen, and a left-side rectangular camera module on the back with two sensors.
  • Still, OnePlus has routinely offered flagship-level phones during its existence, so we’re curious to see what a trimmed-down edition looks and feels like if this leak is legit. The screen is expected to be about 6.4 – 6.5 in and will likely pack in an in-display fingerprint sensor, but beyond that, there aren’t a lot of details on specs.

GOOGLE PIXEL 4A

  • The Google Pixel 3a was one of last year’s most surprising phones, bucking Google’s high-end trend to deliver a flagship-quality camera paired with mid-range specs – at a reasonable price. We’re expecting that trend to continue in 2020 with the release of a Pixel 4a, and have produced concept renders based on what they’re hearing. The images show a phone that skips the huge, sensor-packed “forehead” bezel of the standard Pixel 4 and instead opts for a Galaxy S10-like punch-hole camera cutout on the front.
  • The back has what looks like a smaller square camera module, and the fingerprint sensor returns. It’s like a hybrid of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 4, really, which sounds pretty appealing. Most likely, it will launch in early summer like the Pixel 3a did last year, and we’re hoping to see similar mid-range price points again.

APPLE IPHONE SE 2

  • Haven’t been keen on Apple’s recent shift to extra-large devices? You might be in luck in 2020, as building leaks and rumours suggest that Apple will finally, finally release a successor to the smartly pint-sized Apple iPhone SE 2
  • However, this one will reportedly take after the iPhone 8 instead, which means you’ll get a 4.7in LCD display, the familiar rounded shape of Apple’s last-gen handsets, and a Touch ID sensor. At least it’s expected to pack Apple’s latest and greatest processor, the A13 Bionic, so it will be comparable in performance to the iPhone 11 models.
  • Leaks point to a late March launch and early April release. There’s potential for “iPhone 9” branding rather than iPhone SE 2, too, with a price point that we’d guess to be in the £400-450 range. That’s a total guess, however.

MOTOROLA MOTO G8 POWER/MOTO G STYLUS

  • We already got the Moto G8 Plus in late 2019, but that won’t be the extent of Motorola’s latest generation of budget contenders. Motorola also recently announced a Moto G8 Power alongside the intriguing Moto G Stylus.
  • The Moto G8 Power is sort of a hybrid of the philosophies of past Power and core G models, with a large 6.4in 1080p display and a massive 5,000mAh battery cell, along with a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chip and 4GB RAM onboard. With a punch-hole camera cutout on the screen and a triple-camera main setup on the back, it maintains the Moto G’s tendency to replicate flagship trends about a year later (that’s not a negative).
  • Meanwhile, the Moto G Stylus keeps similar design and specs, albeit with a smaller 4,000mAh battery – but it adds in a Galaxy Note-esque pop-out stylus, albeit at a fraction of the cost of Samsung’s very luxe flagships. This ought to be a compelling alternative for those unwilling to pay triple for a Note, and while the Moto G Stylus hasn’t yet been confirmed for a UK release as of this writing, we expect that it’ll arrive sometime this spring alongside the Moto G8 Power.

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ABOUT BACKGROUND UPDATES IN macOS

ABOUT BACKGROUND UPDATES IN macOS

Your Mac automatically installs background updates for the security configuration and data files used by macOS.

  • Keeping your software up to date is one of the most important things you can do to maintain the security of your Mac.
  • That includes installing all available macOS software updates, including Security Updates and the background updates described in this article.
  • Background updates include security-configuration updates and system data files, which are automatically installed by default.
  • They don’t cause your Mac to restart, but some take effect only after you restart.

Background updates include:

  • Security-configuration Updates, which help make your Mac more secure by identifying malicious software and preventing its installation. When you restart your Mac, these updates also remove any malicious software that is identified but already installed.
  • System Data Files, which provide new word lists, speech-recognition assets, voice assets, better suggestions for contacts and events, and more. Some system data files are installed only when you turn on or use features that require them.

NOTE:

  • To make sure that you always get these background updates promptly, keep the “Install system data files and security updates” setting enabled in Software Update preferences.

  • Go to System Preferences > Software Update, then click Advanced.

VIEW BACKGROUND UPDATES ON YOUR MAC

  • System Information lists most Apple and third-party software that has been installed manually or automatically. 
  • Choose Apple menu () > About This Mac then click the System Report button.
  • From the Software section of the sidebar, select Installations and click the Install Date column to sort by date.

Security-configuration updates

These security-configuration updates are installed in the background:

  • Core Services Application Configuration Data: Blocks incompatible apps from being launched
  • EFI Check Allow List All: Verifies that Apple provided the firmware for your Mac
  • Gatekeeper Configuration Data: Helps protect your Mac from apps created by unidentified developers
  • Incompatible Kernel Extension Configuration Data: Blocks incompatible kernel extensions that may adversely affect your Mac
  • MRT Config Data: Removes known malware
  • TCC Configuration Data: Improves compatibility of specified software with macOS security features.
  • X Protect P list Config Data: Prevents known malware from running

SYSTEM DATA FILES

These system data files are installed in the background:

  • Updated fonts
  • Updated system voice-dictation services
  • New or updated vocabulary words for the Dictionary app
  • Improved language models, autocorrect, spell check, input methods, transliteration of Roman to international characters, and more
  • Enhanced suggestions for adding new contacts and calendar events in macOS apps, and improved time-to-leave alerts
  • Improved discovery of Bluetooth devices and communication with them
  • Improved automatic routing of network requests based on traffic
  • Improved updating of iCloud Keychain credentials and passwords across your Apple devices
  • Support for new top-level domains in Safari
  • New and improved website suggestions, available as you type in the Smart Search field in Safari
  • Updated definitions for SSL certificate types
  • System-level support for more digital camera RAW formats
  • Improved tuning of Portrait mode images captured on iOS devices and viewed in the Photos app on Mac
  • Updated instructional videos in System Preferences
  • Updated information about support for media formats
  • Firmware updates for built-in trackpads and external trackpads, mice, keyboards, and displays
  • Firmware updates for Apple power adapters
  • Firmware updates for Siri Remote development in Xcode
  • Updated information to help automatically block incompatible kernel extensions (kexts)
  • Updated information to help automatically identify and block incompatible apps from opening or being migrated to a new Mac.

HOW TO UPDATE THE SOFTWARE ON YOUR MAC

SOFTWARE UPDATE ON YOUR MAC

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macOS updates improve the stability, performance, and security of your Mac, and they include updates for Safari, iTunes, and other apps that are part of macOS.

HOW TO GET UPDATES FOR MACOS MOJAVE OR LATER

If you’ve upgraded to macOS Mojave or later, follow these steps to keep it up to date: Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu, then click Software Update to check for updates.

  1. If any updates are available, click the Update Now button to install them. Or click “More info” to see details about each update and select specific updates to install.
  2. When Software Update says that your Mac is up to date, the installed version of macOS and all of its apps are also up to date. That includes Safari, iTunes, Books, Messages, Mail, Calendar, Photos, and FaceTime.


NOTE:

  • To find updates for iMovie, Garageband, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and other apps that were downloaded separately from the App Store, open the App Store on your Mac, then click the Updates tab.
  • To automatically install macOS updates in the future, including apps that were downloaded separately from the App Store, select ”Automatically keep my Mac up to date.”
  • Your Mac will notify you when updates require it to restart, so you can always choose to install those later.

HOW TO GET UPDATES FOR EARLIER MACOS VERSIONS

If you are using an earlier macOS, such as macOS High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, or earlier,* follow these steps to keep it up to date:

  1. Open the App Store app on your Mac.
  2. Click Updates in the App Store toolbar.
  3. Use the Update buttons to download and install any updates listed.
  4. When the App Store shows no more updates, the installed version of macOS and all of its apps are up to date. That includes Safari, iTunes, iBooks, Messages, Mail, Calendar, Photos, and FaceTime. Later versions may be available by upgrading your macOS.


NOTE:

  • To automatically download updates in the future, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click App Store, then select ”Download newly available updates in the background.” Your Mac will notify you when updates are ready to install.

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UPDATE YOUR APPLE WATCH

UPDATE YOUR APPLE WATCH

  • Use your iPhone to update your Apple Watch software.
  • After you upgrade to watchOS 6, you can update software directly on your Apple Watch

Check compatibility with watchOS 6

  1. watchOS 6 is compatible with Apple Watch Series 1 and later.
  2. Upgrading to watchOS 6 requires an iPhone 6s or later running iOS 13 or later.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

  1. Update your iPhone to the latest version of iOS.
  2. Make sure that your Apple Watch is at least 50 percent charged.
  3. Connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi.
  4. Keep your iPhone next to your Apple Watch, so that they’re in range. 

It could take from several minutes to an hour for the update to complete. You might want to update overnight or wait until you have time. 

UPDATE YOUR APPLE WATCH USING YOUR IPHONE

  • When a new update is available, your Apple Watch notifies you.
  • Tap Update Tonight in the notification, then go to your iPhone to confirm that you want to update overnight.
  • At the end of the day, leave your Apple Watch and iPhone charging overnight so the update can complete. 

To check for updates manually, use these steps: 

  1. Keep your Apple Watch on its charger until the update completes.
  2. On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app, then tap the My Watch tab. 
  3. Tap General > Software Update.
  4. Download the update. If asked for your iPhone passcode or Apple Watch passcode, enter it. 
  5. Wait for the progress wheel to appear on your Apple Watch. It could take from several minutes to an hour for the update to complete. 

Note:

  • Leave your Apple Watch on its charger while the update completes.
  • Don’t restart your iPhone or Apple Watch, and don’t quit the Apple Watch app. When the update completes, your Apple Watch will restart on its own.

UPDATE DIRECTLY ON YOUR APPLE WATCH

If you’ve upgraded your Apple Watch to watchOS 6, you can install subsequent updates without your iPhone:

  1. Make sure that your watch is connected to Wi-Fi.
  2. On your watch, open the Settings app.
  3. Tap General > Software Update.
  4. Tap Install if a software update is available, then follow the onscreen instructions.

Note:

  • Leave your Apple Watch on its charger while the update completes.
  • Don’t restart your iPhone or Apple Watch, and don’t quit the Apple Watch app. When the update completes, your Apple Watch will restart on its own.

IF YOU NEED HELP UPDATING

Try these steps:

  1. Make sure that your Apple Watch connects to its charger. 
  2. Restart your Apple Watch. Press and hold the side button until you see Power Off, then drag the slider. To turn your watch on again, press and hold the side button.
  3. Restart your paired iPhone. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the red slider appears, then drag the slider. To turn your iPhone on again, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button.  
  4. Try to start the update again. 

If the update won’t start, open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, tap General > Usage > Software Update, then delete the update file. After you delete the file, try to download and install watchOS again.

IF YOU INSTALLED AN iOS OR WATCHOS BETA OR DEVELOPER SEED

  1. Before you update, remove the beta profile from your device. To view and remove profiles:
    • Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, tap the My Watch tab, then go to General > Profiles. Tap the beta profile that you want to remove, then tap Delete Profile. Enter your iPhone passcode if requested. 
    • Open the Settings app on your iPhone, then tap General > Profiles & Device Management. Tap the beta profile that you want to remove, then tap Delete profile. Enter your iPhone passcode if requested. 
  2. After you remove the profiles, restart both devices and check for the update again.

To continue using the public beta of iOS, you can install the beta profile again.

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