macOS Updating on College Computers

In order to ensure that all Davidson-managed computers receive critical updates, macOS users will begin seeing occasional, necessary update pop-up reminders from T&I, beginning January 10, 2023. 

All campus computers are required to keep up with security updates as they are released by vendors. In order to facilitate this process for Macs in offices around campus, computers that need updates will display notifications/reminders when necessary updates are released.

Davidson's notifications will show up on an as-needed basis, when important patches are released and once we are satisfied with their quality. Note that Apple does not release patches on a scheduled monthly basis.

Once the reminder cycle has begun, you will generally have about a week before the deadline. High priority updates may have a shorter deadline, and those with a lower priority or which have a bigger impact (due to interface changes or a long install time, for example) may have a longer lead time. Some patches only take a few minutes to install, others may take a half hour to an hour. 

If you have arrived at this page by searching for macOSupdatePush at the direction of a popup message on your computer, please update as soon as possible to quiet the reminders.

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