Turn Off/Turn On Automatic Software Update on macOS Big Sur/Catalina, MacOS Mojave

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

Here the time comes to get total control over your Mac or MacBook Pro or any macOS device. Apple Mac Computer macOS Mojave allows you to disable Automatic Software and prevents space. Some macOS user finds Automatic Software Update convenient, and probably they authorize the MacBook to download and install when any new update arrives.

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But if you are not excited about all new features and updates, just want to use the older version of macOS then you can now

Disable Automatic Software Update on Mac, MacBook

Head over and check How to disable Automatic Software Update on macOS.

  • Step #1: Click on the “Apple logo” from the top left corner of the screen which is located on top of the screen.
  • Step #2: Open “System Preferences”.
  • Step #3: Next, click on “Software Update”.

macos mojave system preferences to software update

Now if your macOS Mojave is up to date then it will be mentioned on the screen “Your Mac is up to date (macOS version)”.

Another thing is on the bottom you can see there is an option“Automatically keep my Mac up to date”so you what to do.

Automatically keep my Mac up to date macos mojave system preferences

If you choose “Advanced” and open that box, then you will get multiple choices like,

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

Automatically Download install App updates files and security updates

In short Mac is giving you few choices if you turn on automatic software update and don’t want to update anything else rather than macOS updates.

So from now if you only want to update macOS Mojave then don’t turn off Automatic Software Update, instead, go for advanced options and disable options which you don’t want.

Alternately you can also check updates from,

Step #1: Click on “Apple icon” appear on the top Menu bar.

Step #2: Then, click the “App Store”.

It will directly open the App Store and from there also you can check updates of macOS and applications too.

if you reporting your mac running slow during update then please follow this source to Speed up macOS Mojave!

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