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OS X Mavericks: App Store preferences

App Store preferences

Set how the App Store updates your Mac software.

Option Description

Automatically check for updates

Have your Mac check for updates automatically.

Download newly available updates in the background

Have your Mac download updates without asking you.

Install app updates

Have your Mac install app updates automatically.

Install system data files and security updates

Have your Mac install system files and security updates automatically.

Automatically download apps purchased on other Macs

Have your Mac download apps (from the Mac App Store) that you purchased on other Mac computers.

Show Updates or Check Now

Click Show Updates to open the Mac App Store and see any available updates.

Click Check Now to check for updates.

Last Modified: May 8, 2014
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  • Last Modified: May 8, 2014
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