updating MacOS without Apple ID

bill99

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 16, 2019
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Hello forum

I intend to update my future Mac (its MacOS) without AppleID. Is it possible? How?



Thank you!

Bill



PS
I heard that for that purpose an installer can be downloaded from https://support.apple.com/downloads/macos
to the application folder.
But am unable to find such an installer. It seems to me that under that URL only MacOS are downlaodable...
 

MandiMac

macrumors 65816
Feb 25, 2012
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No, it's not possible. Why? Because macOS updates are distributed via the Mac App Store, for which (you guessed it) an Apple ID is needed.
 

Fishrrman

macrumors Core
Feb 20, 2009
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It IS "possible".
But it depends on which version of the OS you want.
But that depends on WHERE you get your copy of the OS -from-.
(I will say no more)
 
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chrfr

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Jul 11, 2009
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Hello forum

I intend to update my future Mac (its MacOS) without AppleID. Is it possible? How?



Thank you!

Bill



PS
I heard that for that purpose an installer can be downloaded from https://support.apple.com/downloads/macos
to the application folder.
But am unable to find such an installer. It seems to me that under that URL only MacOS are downlaodable...
It's possible. I do wonder, though, why you're concerned about the Apple ID.
You can run a script like installinstallmacos.py from here https://github.com/munki/macadmin-scripts to get the installer from Apple software update servers.
 
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