macOS Automatic Updates Set Up

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  1. Choose Apple Menu > System Preferences

    apple menu showing to click on system preferences

  2. Click on App Store

    app store icon in a Mac

  3. Select the preferences you'd like on your Mac

    app store preferences menu
    • 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.”
Note: MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air must have the power adapter plugged in to automatically download updates.


For assistance please contact the IT Help Desk by calling 573-341-4357 (HELP), visiting the IT Help Desk on the first floor of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library, or submitting a ticket online at: http://help.mst.edu




Keywords:How to automatically set up OS updates for mac computers   Doc ID:83325
Owner:Jasmina M.Group:Missouri University of Science and Technology
Created:2018-07-03 11:07 CDTUpdated:2018-07-03 11:09 CDT
Sites:Missouri University of Science and Technology
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