I have the latest version of Mac OS X and Safari. Have version 184.108.40.2064 Flash player. When I try to check for updates, I get this message: "Unable to Check -There was a problem trying to check for available updates. Check your Internet connection and try again." My internet connection is fine. This problem only began in the last 3 or 4 days. Any way to enable checking for updates?
How are you checking for updates? Please post a screenshot of the error.
Flash Player releases occur on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, unless there's a 0-day security release.
The best way to ensure Flash Player is up-to-date is to use the Background Update option. With this option selected, Flash Player regularly checks (once per day) for an update. If an update is found, then it's downloaded and installed silently in the background. With this option selected, Flash Player is updated within 24 hours of a new version being released, assumign an active internet connection.
To opt into background upates, go to System Preferences > Flash Player > Updates tab and select 'Allow Adobe to install updates (recommended)' option.
Here is a screenshot. I have since changed the preference to automatic, but I have my doubts.
Thank you for the screenshot.
The 'notify me to install updates' option results in Flash Player checking for an update in 7-day intervals.
The check for updates logs output to the system.log file (a general macOS log file that many programs write to). We can take a look at that and see if it's recording an error. Please do the following:
Here's a screenshot of the console when I checked for an update:
Found the Settings Manager on the Adobe website. Didn't find any Updates tab. I really don't understand what you are talking about. Sorry.
The Flash Player Settings Manager I'm referring to is the local app you have been using to check for Updates as shown in the screenshot you posted (and in the screenshot I posted): System Preferences > Flash Player > Updates tab. I apologize for not being specific.
I hope I understood you correctly. You are far more technically knowledgeable than me. Is this what you wanted?
Thanks for posting the output. None of the entries are Flash Player related.
I was hoping to get some logs of when Flash Playet checked for updates (as in my screenshot), but what you posted doesn't show anything for Flash Player.
Since you switched the update option from 'Notify me to install updates' to ''Allow Adobe to install updates (recommended)' Flash Player should be updated automatially within 24 hours of the next Flash Player release. Flash Player regular release schedule is the 2nd Tuesday of the month (tomorrow).
Guess what. I merely used my brain for a second and simply uninstalled and reinstalled Flash Player and so far everything is working properly.
Easy peasy. As Occum's Razor states - The simplest answer is usually the correct one.
Thanks for trying, Maria. Much appreciated.
You're welcome - glad it all worked out.