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Docker Desktop won't update on MacOS

  • MacBook Pro 15-inch 2019
  • Docker Desktop 3.6.0
  • MacOS Big Sur

Problem Description

  1. The Docker Desktop icon in the menu bar indicates an update is available.
  2. I click the icon and choose the Update and restart option
  3. Docker icon changes to animated logo implying update is ongoing
  4. Docker icon changes back to the “Update available” status, with the exclamation mark
  5. I presume the update has failed, but I don’t know how to investigate root cause and resolution

What do I do from here?

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I am observing the same behavior… Docker Desktop 3.6.0 (67351), 3.6.0 (3.6.0.5487)… says “Download update…” I click the download and then get the “Update and restart” option in the menu… I click it and it appears to go but then after the restart it still indicates “Download update…” and my version of Docker Desktop hasn’t changed. I am on iMac Pro with MacOS 11.5.2… I sent in a support inquiry

I’m having the same problem. I’m stuck on Docker Desktop 3.6.0 (67351) despite numerous attempts to update on my MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017) running macOS 10.15.7.

Same behavior here. MacBookPro Late 2013, latest OS, Docker 3.6.0

I solved the issue by quitting Docker Desktop and downloading and installing the current version manually.