How to enable automatic app updates on Mac OS X

Mac OS X Mavericks has an option which is available as part of System Preferences that enables automatic app updates on the system.

Launching App Store Preferences

Step 1: Click the Apple icon and select System Preferences from the menu list.

Mac OS X System Preferences

Step 2: In the System Preferences window, click the App Store option.

App Store Preferences

This would display the following App Store Preferences screen.

Install App updates

Step 3: You can enable automatic app updates on Mac OS X by marking the checkbox with caption as “Install app updates”.

By enabling this option, all software updates related with Mac System and Apps except third party softwares will be automatically updated.

Turn off automatic check for updates

If for some reason you do not want the system to automatically check for updates then you can un mark the check box with label as “Automatic check for updates”. And you can manually install by clicking the Show Updates.

Automatically check for updates

Apps purchased on other Mac

App Store preferences also provides option to automatically install apps purchased on other Macs. You can enable this feature by marking the checkbox with caption as “Automatically download apps purchased on other Macs”. This is quite useful when you have more than one Mac and want to keep the system updated with downloads done on other Macs.

Automatically downloads apps purchased on other Macs

Also See: Automatically install app updates in iOS 7

In Category: Apple, Mac, Mac OS X

Ravi Shankar

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