Technology updates with every passing minute.
Using an outdated one might end up causing a hindrance to your work routine. So, don’t!
By this, we don’t mean that you have to purchase the latest laptop. That’s definitely going to be a financial strain. But we suggest that you need to keep your macOS and its applications up-to-date.
Once you are done with that, you’ll notice that your system stops giving you a hard time during your working hours. New system and application updates are essential as Apple offers new features, boosts system performance, and fixes bugs. And let’s not ignore the fact that they help in protecting your precious Mac from potential threats.
Here are some hassle-free ways to keep your macOS and applications up-to-date.
Install macOS updates manually
Thanks to Apple and talented engineers, you have a new software update every year that deploys bugs and patch security holes.
According to technical experts, first-party applications such as Safari and Mail might include firmware updates for peripherals and hardware of the system. The best part of these updates is that Apple provides ONLY relevant updates for your Mac, so you don’t have to worry about installing the wrong ones.
Here are some hassle-free steps that can help in updating your macOS instantly. Let’s take a quick look at them.
- If you own the latest macOS versions or the one with Mojave 10.14, you can simply update your system by selecting “System Preferences” and then clicking on “Software Update” in the window. After this, you just need to select “Update Now” to start the process. You might need to restart your system to seal the deal.
- If you are unable to locate or see the “Software Update” option in the System Preferences, chances are you have macOS 10.13 or earlier installed on your system. In that case, you need to apply system updates through the app store. You just need to launch the App Store and click on the “Updates” tab. By now, you might be seeing some updates listed as “macOS 10.xx.x Update.” The list of updates depends on what version you use. Now you just need to click on “Updates” next to the relevant entry or simply use the “update all” option if you want to update everything on your system. Lastly, you might need to restart your system for the updates to take effect.
But there are times when your system isn’t able to update correctly. From cluttered hard disks to faulty internet connections, there could be several reasons why your Mac can’t get updated. Here’s a good post to know more about the issues and steps to resolve them. Make sure you leave no loophole that doesn’t allow your system to update.
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Use Automatic Updates for applications
It is needless to say that your Mac is smarter than you give it credit for. And Apple makes sure that the system is capable enough to check for available updates, download them and install them without bothering you. That’s great.
Usually, to update your applications, you need to click on “Install macOS updates” or “Install app updates from App Store.” On the other hand, automatic updates don’t require you to approve anything manually.
By restraining your system, all updates will take effect immediately. Keep them on for future updates and benefits.
Updating your Mac might seem like another chore you need to do, but it’ll all be worth the effort once you are done with that. So, use the tips mentioned above and update your macOS and applications seamlessly.