How to Perform System Updates in macOS Mojave on Mac

Looking for software updates in Mac App Store? You are in the wrong place, mate! Refer this guide to update software on your Mac running macOS Mojave and also perfectly customize the auto updates.

Mac App Store has been completely redesigned in Mojave. For a change, you can no longer update macOS from the Store. So, how do you perform Software updates in macOS Mojave?

Well, to update your computer, you will now have to head over to System Preferences. If you want to keep your Mac always up-to-date without any delay, you can also choose to upgrade it automatically. That’s not all; the latest macOS version also offers multiple advanced options to let you take control of auto-updates on your macOS device.

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How to Update Software in macOS Mojave on Mac

Step #1. Launch System Preferences app on your Mac.

Click on System Prefences in macOS Mojave

Step #2. Now click on Software Update icon.

Click on Software Update in macOS Mojave

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Note: Alternately, click on Apple menu → About This Mac → Software Update.

Now, you can see if your Mac is up to date or not. It also lets you know if there are updates available for the computer or not.

Mojave allows you to automatically enable software updates on your Mac. Besides, you can set it to auto upgrade apps and even install the security updates as soon as they are rolled out. Keep reading…

How to Enable Automatic Software Updates in macOS Mojave

Step #1. Open System Preferences → Click on Software Update on icon.

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Step #2. Now, tick the box for Automatically keep my Mac up to date.

Enable Automatic System Update in macOS Mojave

If you ever happen to change your mind, simply return here and uncheck this same box.

Customize Automatic Updates

Depending on your need, you can ideally configure the updates on your Mac:

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Click on Advanced. Then, you have five options:

  • Check for updates
  • Download new updates when available
  • Install macOS Updates
  • Install App Updates from the App Store
  • Install system data files and security updates

Customize Software Updates on Mac in macOS Mojave

By default, all the options are enabled. You can uncheck the box to the left of any respective option if you don’t want to keep it enabled.

Apple keeps on releasing security updates for its macOS from time to time. If you always wish to have the maximum protection for your data, it would be apt to keep the automatic security update turned on.

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That’s it!

Wrapping up

The revamped Mac App Store seems to be more intuitive and functional. It looks pretty much in line with its iOS counterpart. Tell us your feedback about it.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

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