Why won’t my Mac Show the latest update?

by Narendra

Despite the fact that macOS Monterey 12.3 was released, my Mac indicated that there was no new update available. You should install the most recent updates as soon as possible because they often include new features and improvements. You won’t be able to update your Mac unless you fix this issue.

Restart your Mac

Many problems can be resolved by restarting. Let’s get this party started. Simply reboot your computer. You can do so by going to the Apple menu and selecting Restart. Try updating your Mac again after restarting. If this still doesn’t work, move on to the next step.

Activate the Software Update service again.

To do so, we’ll open Activity Monitor. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. On your Mac, go to the Applications > Utilities folder and open Activity Monitor. Spotlight can also be used to start it.
  2. Search for softwareupdate in the top-right corner of Activity Monitor’s Search field. There are no spaces between the words.
  3. Select “com.apple.preferences.softwareupdate.removeservice (System Preferences)” from the results.
  4. Select Force Quit from the (X) Quit menu.
  5. Then, as usual, go to System Preferences > Software Update.
  6. The new update should be available right now. Otherwise, proceed to the next step.

If you get a “Preferences Error” message. Simply press OK to dismiss it. This will bring up Software Update again.


  1. On your Mac, go to the App Store.
  2. In the search field, type macOS and press Enter.
  3. Find macOS Monterey in the results (or whatever the current macOS version). Select View. Then press Get.

The Software Update window will open again when you click Get. You will, however, see the update this time. “Are you sure you want to download macOS Monterey 12.3?” says mine right now. Then select Download.

It will say “Finding Update” in the Software Update pane. You might have to wait for a while. The software will then start to download. Follow the steps on the screen to get the latest version of the macOS software for your Mac. Please keep in mind that this first step might not work. If it doesn’t work, try again after restarting your Mac.

Why won’t my Mac Show the latest update?

If you’re still having problems with software updates not appearing on your Mac, restart it and wait a while. These tips should fix most instances of the Mac’s “Unable to check for updates” error message, which sometimes includes the phrase “an internal error occurred.”

How do you update my Mac when it says no update available?

Shut down and turn back on.
Try a different network or check your Internet connection.
Switch to Safe Mode.
Download the update manually.
Download the upgrade manually.

Is my Mac too old to update?

Apple considers a Mac to be “vintage” if it was released between 5 and 7 years ago, and obsolete if it was released more than 7 years ago. Service and support are no longer available for obsolete Macs. There are no longer any security updates available.

Why is my Mac not updating to Big Sur?

Even if the update is minor, your Mac won’t be able to update Big Sur if it doesn’t have enough storage space. As a first priority, free up some hard drive space. Apple’s servers have gone down. When a new update is released, many users rush to install it, causing the servers to become overburdened.


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