How to Enable Auto-Updates in macOS

how to enable auto updates in macOS

Apple makes updating your macOS as easy as pie. It all happens in the background while you’re going about your day. Apple will never install an update without your permission, but they’ll make sure you don’t have to wait around your desk for hours when you want to install it.

Here’s How It’s Done:

  1. Choose Apple Menu > System Preferences, then click App Store.

  2. Select “Automatically check for updates.”

    • To have your Mac download updates without asking, select “Download newly available updates in the background.”

    • To have your Mac install app updates automatically, select “Install app updates.”

    • To have your Mac install macOS updates automatically, select “Install macOS updates.”

    • To have your Mac install system files and security updates automatically, select “Install system data files and security updates.”

Easy as that! Now you’ll never miss an update on your mac. 

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