Catalina – 3rd party applications requesting permission to your data? Updated 2020

Catalina – 3rd party applications requesting permission to your data?

So you just updated to Catalina, and a 3rd party application asked for permission to use your data?

Catalina – 3rd party applications requesting permission to your data? If you have downloaded and installed the latest version of Catalina onto your Mac, there are a few things you need to know.

Here are the most common problems and questions when upgrading to Catalina.

Catalina will prompt you to allow access for 3rd party applications to access your data

Oops I did it again… Before you panic remember that Apple is on a mission to encrypt and secure as much of your data as possible. The latest version of Catalina is the perfect example.

The reason why Catalina is asking for your permission to allow a 3rd party application to access your data is because of new the Apple security protocols. 

 One of the biggest reasons that data breaches and hacks occur are because files and folders are exposed. With this added level of security, Apple are trying to prevent unauthorised access of 3rd party applications to your information.

It is also good to know exactly what kind of information 3rd party applications are trying to access…

WARNING Be 100% sure you know what the applications are asking for access to and who the developers are. Many a time are Mac fans tricked by 3rd party software. If you’re unsure whether you should allow access to your Mac’s files or who the developers are click here!

Try these steps below to allow 3rd party applications access to your data.

Remember we also offer Apple SSD & Apple RAM memory upgrades

Top 2020 & 2019 Apple Mac SSD and Apple RAM memory upgrades


 The most popular Apple Mac SSD upgrades have been the 500GB – 1TB SSD range. The most popular Apple RAM memory upgrades have been 8GB, 16GB 32GB and 64GB options.


Apple Mac SSD upgrades have seen a significant increase in storage capacity which is now up to 4TB SSD storage! With that kind of Mac SSD storage there will be a lesser need for external hard drives.
 2020 will mark new 2TB & 4TB Mac SSD’s therefore more ZA Support Fans are storing their photo’s, music, and other larger file types on their Mac SSD upgrade.


Apple Mac RAM upgrades have seen Mac performance improvements by a minimum of 30%. Apple RAM memory upgrades specifically improve performance of applications as they provide the support needed by 64-bit applications. During 2020 we are expecting these performance enhancements to top 43%.

The most common reasons for upgrading to a new Mac SSD and Apple RAM memory upgrade have been:


1. Slow Mac speed. This is one of the biggest reasons ZA Support Mac Fans upgrade to an SSD. Increasing your Mac’s performance with an SSD on average improves performance of application by over 77%, in most cases Mac performance is higher than 77%. This year we are expecting the performance improvement to be over 85%. In 87% of cases Apple SSD upgrades are combined with Apple RAM memory upgrades for enhanced Mac speed. 

2. Improving the performance of Office for Mac applications. Believe it or not, Office for Mac applications can reduce your Mac’s performance significantly. This is commonly a result of new sync services and ‘recommendation’ features which connect to the internet when you use them to make suggestions. Office 2016 for Mac and Office 365 for Mac are the main culprits. Apple Mac RAM memory upgrades assist with Office for Mac applications opening faster without the wheel of death or the beachball.


3. Poor Mac photo, music and video editing performance. This one generally doesn’t come as a surprise. Apple have launched machine learning as a feature in the new versions of Photos. This along with a host of new features has caused the Photos app to consume a massive amount of Mac resources, which can reduce your Mac’s performance. Mac SSD upgrades increase read and write performance as well as assisting with rendering speed dramatically improving the Photos App performance. Apple Mac RAM memory upgrades also improve the performance of rendering photo’s, making adjustments and adding effects faster and smoother.


4. Increase the life span of your Mac without buy new. Apple new hardware sales have dramatically decreased compared to Apple RAM memory and Apple SSD upgrades. The reason is simple. If you can get excellent performance and speed from your existing Mac why buy a much more expensive new Mac which is limited in its upgradability?  

Want to Upgrade Apple Mac SSD or RAM Click Here ;)

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