How to Disable Mac Auto updates

18th January 2024 | by Naveen M

Turn off Auto updates on your mac Device with this simple steps

Mac updates are important and they are released at regular intervals to keep Apple users engaged and safe. Despite knowing this fact, few Mac users would not want to upgrade to the latest version of MacOS. If you are one of them, this article will walk you through how automatic updates can be stopped on Mac.

Imagine that you are in the middle of an important project and you don’t want your laptop to go through any changes software wise. This is just one of the many reasons to avoid automatic MacOS updates. Updating your Mac involves data loss risks and change in the way your system works. Follow the below given instruction to disable auto update on Mac.

How to disable auto updates on Mac

  • Open your Mac and select the Apple logo in your Menu bar.
  • Click on System Preferences and a new window will open.
  • Select the Software Update option which has the Gear icon above it.
  • Uncheck the Automatically keep my Mac up to date check box.

This simple action will avoid Mac from updating itself with the latest macOS versions. Note that hereafter your Mac will be updated only through the manual process.

Updating your Mac manually is also very simple. Reach the Software Update window and select the Update now option given there. To keep your Mac up to date just use the steps mentioned above to turn on auto-updates again.

Read more about MacOS updates on Mac at Apple Support.


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