How to use Apple Software Update for Windows

Apple Software Update helps ensure that you're running the latest Apple software in Windows.

When you install iTunes or iCloud for Windows on your PC—or when you use Boot Camp Assistant to install Windows on your Mac—you get Apple Software Update for Windows. 

Apple Software Update keeps the Apple applications on your PC up to date. It also delivers the latest Apple security and software updates to the Windows installation on your Mac.

How to run Apple Software Update

  1. Click on the Windows icon in the lower-left corner of your Windows screen.
  2. Type Apple Software Update in the search field.
  3. Click on Apple Software Update when it appears in the search results dialog.

Apple Software Update checks to see if any updates are available. Select the checkbox next to the updates that you want to install, click on the Install button, and then follow the onscreen instructions. 

Apple Software Update for Windows runs once a week to check for updates. You can change this frequency to daily, weekly, monthly, or never in the application's preferences.

Learn more

Get more info about using Boot Camp to install Windows on your Mac on the Boot Camp Support page.

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