Apple Releases macOS Catalina Supplemental Update With Fixes for Installation, iCloud Login, and Game Center Bugs

Alongside iOS 13.1.3, Apple today also released a supplemental update for macOS Catalina, addressing several bugs from the initial public release version, including a problem with Setup Assistant hanging during Catalina installation.

catalina island

The macOS Catalina Supplemental Update includes installation and reliability improvements, and is recommended for all users.

This update:
- Improves installation reliability of macOS Catalina on Macs with low disk space
- Fixes an issue that prevented Setup Assistant from completing during some installations
- Resolves an issue that prevents accepting iCloud Terms and Conditions when multiple iCloud accounts are logged in
- Improves the reliability of saving Game Center data when playing Apple Arcade games offline

Today's supplemental update comes ahead of macOS 10.15.1, which was seeded as an initial developer beta last Friday.

Top Rated Comments

Blackstick Avatar
28 months ago
Not touching this beast until at least 10.15.2
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bernaferrar Avatar
28 months ago
985.4MB update to fix icloud and installation issues. I've been using Catalina and really regret, Mojave was way more stable. Sidecar doesn't work (timeout!), iCloud is buggier than ever and now my computer even awakes randomly (powernap is off!). Worst update in years.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
decypher44 Avatar
28 months ago
Yeah, I’m still going to wait until early next year to update to Catalina.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
masterleep Avatar
28 months ago
Wish they would call it macOS 13.0.1 and dispense with unversioned "supplemental updates".
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Expos of 1969 Avatar
28 months ago
No thank you Apple...
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
StellarVixen Avatar
28 months ago

I recommend Catalina. Seriously. You gotta do your own research though if you still need to use 32-bit apps or if you're a DJ and need to adapt something or something about your workflow with the iTunes library (? I'm not a DJ), other than that I'm finding that the posts here make the problems seem blown way out of proportion. If you read closely there is little substance, a lot of knee jerk reactions to unsubstantiated claims. If you do upgrade, my prediction is one day you'll install 10.15.1 that will fix bugs you never knew existed in 10.15.0. I see the same whining every release, whether it's macOS or iOS. Sure there are bugs. Sure there seems to be more whining this time. It's a new feature release. New feature releases tend to have more visible bugs than 'under the hood' performance/stability releases. Sure some people will be affected. But 99% of people will never actually experience a bug that has any affect on getting work done. I stand by that statistic even though I pulled it out of my ear. Unless you don't care about the new features and are satisfied with Mojave (and still don't feel confident about Catalina), I'd say do the research, then go for it.
seriously, just get real for a moment, Mojave didn’t have near this much complaints after launch.


Apple OFFICIALLY recommends Mac Mini users TO NOT upgrade to Catalina yet. When was the last time Apple said “please, it’s best to avoid our newest OS until we fix it”?

It is awesome that you don’t have any issues, but just because you do not have any issues, do not accuse many people out there that they are lying or over exaggerating things.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

macbook pro 13 inch banner

Apple Planning Five New Macs for 2022, Including Entry-Level MacBook Pro Refresh

Sunday December 5, 2021 7:55 am PST by
Apple is working on five new Macs for launch in 2022, including a new version of the entry-level MacBook Pro, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman said that he expects Apple to launch five new Macs in 2022, including: A high-end iMac with Apple silicon to sit above the 24-inch iMac in the lineup A significant MacBook Air...
apple watch series 7 aluminum colors

2022 Apple Watch Lineup Rumored to Include New Apple Watch SE and 'Rugged' Model for Sports

Sunday December 5, 2021 8:22 am PST by
Apple is planning an entire revamp of its Apple Watch lineup for 2022, including an update to the Apple Watch SE and a new Apple Watch with a rugged design aimed at sports athletes, according to respected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman. Writing in the latest installment of his Power On newsletter, Gurman said that for 2022, alongside the Apple Watch Series 8, Apple is planning an update to ...
airtag in hand

Apple AirTag Linked to Increasing Number of Car Thefts, Canadian Police Report

Friday December 3, 2021 7:10 am PST by
Apple's AirTags are being used in an increasing number of targeted car thefts in Canada, according to local police. Outlined in a news release from York Regional Police, investigators have identified a new method being used by thieves to track down and steal high-end vehicles that takes advantage of the AirTag's location tracking capabilities. While the method of stealing the cars is largely ...
1x 1

Apple CEO Tim Cook 'Secretly' Signed $275 Billion Deal With China in 2016

Tuesday December 7, 2021 6:49 am PST by
Apple CEO Tim Cook "secretly" signed an agreement worth more than $275 billion with Chinese officials, promising that Apple would help to develop China's economy and technological capabilities, The Information reports. In an extensive paywalled report based on interviews and purported internal Apple documents, The Information revealed that Tim Cook personally forged a five-year agreement...
ipad air arrive feature

iPad Pro With Wireless Charging, iPad Air 5, and iPad 10 Reported to Debut in 2022

Sunday December 5, 2021 8:54 am PST by
Apple is preparing to update three of its iPad models in 2022, including the entry-level iPad, iPad Air, and iPad Pro, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In his latest "Power On" newsletter, Gurman reiterated Apple's plans to release a new iPad Pro in 2022, featuring a new design and wireless charging, and clarified the company's intention to release new versions of the entry-level iPad...
2021 MBP SD Card Error Feature

Some SD Cards Not Working Properly With 2021 14 and 16-Inch MacBook Pros

Monday December 6, 2021 2:02 pm PST by
The SD card reader slot on the new 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models is not functioning as expected with some SD cards, according to multiple reports on the MacRumors forums. In a long complaint thread, MacRumors readers have detailed the issues that they're having with some SD cards, and there seems to be little consistency between reports and affected SD cards. Some SD cards crash and...
airpods pro blue holiday 3

Deals: AirPods Pro With MagSafe Available for $169.99 and Christmas Delivery on Amazon ($79 Off) [Update: Expired]

Monday December 6, 2021 6:03 am PST by
Amazon today has Apple's AirPods Pro with MagSafe Charging Case for $169.99 and delivery before Christmas Day, down from an original price of $249.00. This is $10 off from the rock bottom $159.99 price tag we tracked on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and still a great deal for anyone shopping this holiday season. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and...
life360 app

Tile Buyer Life360 Selling Precise Location Data on Millions of Users

Monday December 6, 2021 1:05 pm PST by
Location tracking service Life360 has been selling the precise location data of tens of millions of its users, according to a new report shared by The Markup. Life360 bills itself as a "family safety platform" app that is meant to allow family members to keep tabs on one another with tracking software that's installed on smartphones, and there are both Android and iPhone apps. The...