Downloading Updates

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 06Honda, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. 06Honda macrumors regular

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    I noticed that some updates ask for a power source to be plugged in? If the battery is charged up why is this necessary and can the upadate be done without plugging in.
     
  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Yes, most of the time the update can be done without a power source.

    It's only precaution. If there's a system-critical update that is rewriting the operating system, and your battery dies....then your hard drive is screwed.

    Most updates should be fine, I ignore it if it's something stupid like an iTunes update.
     
  3. 06Honda thread starter macrumors regular

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