How to Turn Off Automatic Updates on Apple’s macOS?


How to manage system updates automatically or manually on Apple’s macOS?

macOS is a series of proprietary graphical operating systems developed and marketed by Apple Inc. since 2001. It is the primary operating system for Apple’s Mac computers. Within the market of desktop, laptop, and home computers, and by web usage, it is the second most widely used desktop OS, after Microsoft Windows.

Sometimes it happens that you are low on storage space or data services, and also loved the current version so you don’t want to update it to the new one. Well, then you can stop these automatic updates from this guide that can show you how to opt-out or allow automatic system updates. Apple launches updates on the basis of security and performance according to the user needs and requirements. It is recommended that you keep the automatic updates on as the updates fix the issues and security problems that generally a user faces.

How you can manage system updates automatically or manually on Apple’s macOS?

  1. Click on the Apple icon in the top-left corner of the menu bar
  2. Click on “About This Mac.” If you’re curious, you’ll be able to see what macOS version you’re on.
  3. Then, select “Software Update.” Any available updates will show up in this window.
  4. To make sure your device stays up to date automatically, you can check the box next to “Automatically keep my Mac up-to-date.”
  5. If you don’t want your Mac to update automatically and the box is checked, uncheck it. You’ll get a pop-up window asking if you’re sure. Click “Turn Off Automatic Updates” and enter your password when asked.
  6. You can click on “Advanced…” in the Software Update window for more options, like whether your Mac will automatically check for, download, and install updates.
    1. You can also choose whether your device will automatically update your apps (as opposed to system and security updates).
  7. Done!!!

This is how you can manage your macOS updates and have a track of the updates regularly. If you find any difficulty while managing your Mac updates you can mention it in the comment section below. we will try to solve your problem ASAP!! While for more news on tech and cybersecurity subscribe to our newsletter from here


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