Mac Updates

Mac Software Updates

Mac OS 10.8 and later:

  1. Click on the “Software Update…” option in the Apple Menu.
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  3. The App Store will open to the “Updates” tab and check for updates.
  4. The App Store will contact Apple, and retrieve information about the latest versions of system software and applications. If it finds newer versions than what you have installed on your computer, it will ask if you want to download and install the new updates. Click the “Update” button. You may be asked to type in your password.
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  6. Some new components require that you accept a “License Agreement“. We recommend you read over each agreement prior to clicking “Accept“.
  7. Some new components may require you restarting your computer.
  8. If the App Store does not find any new components it will inform you.
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Mac OS 10.7 and earlier:

  1. Click on the “System Preferences” icon in the Apple Menu.
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  3. In the System Preferences window, select “Software Update
  4. In the Software Update window, check the box labeled “Check for updates” and select how often you want it to check (Daily, Weekly, or Monthly).
  5. In the center of the window, click the “Check Now” button.
  6. Software Update will contact Apple, and retrieve information about the latest versions of system software and applications. If it finds newer versions than what you have installed on your computer, it will ask if you want to download and install the new updates. Click Continue. You may be asked to type in your password.
  7. Some new components require that you accept a “License Agreement“. We recommend you read over each agreement prior to clicking “Accept“.
  8. Some new components may require you restarting your computer.
  9. If Software Update does not find any new components, it will inform you, and exit.