Software normally goes through an endless cycle of patches and upgrades to improve security and performance. As completing the updates manually for your applications can become a repetitive and time-consuming task, you can quickly turn on automatic updates to have the Mac OS system do this for you. This step-by-step tutorial will show you how.
Click on System Preferences from the Apple logo on the top left of your screen.
Click on the App Store [/b icon.
Ensure that the checkbox is ticked under “Automatically check for updates” .
Ensure that the checkbox is ticked under “Download newly available updates in the background “
Additionally, you can click on the “Install App updates” or “Install OS X updates” checkboxes to automatically install the new updates.
’Now that the automatic updates are enabled, you don’t have to worry about manually checking if there is a new update for your applications each time.’