macOS Sierra: App Store preferences

App Store preferences

Set how App Store updates your Mac and apps. To open App Store preferences, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click App Store.

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 macOS updates

Have your Mac install macOS 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 that you purchased from the Mac App Store on other Mac computers.

You must be signed in to the Mac App Store with the same Apple ID you used to purchase the apps.

Show Updates or Check Now

Click Show Updates to see available updates in the Mac App Store.

Click Check Now to check for updates.

Purchases and in-app Purchases

Have your Mac always require a password for in-app purchases, or allow purchases for a 15-minute interval after the password was last entered, then require the password again after that.

Free Downloads

Choose whether your Mac requires a password to receive free downloads.

For more information about the App Store, see App Store overview.

Published Date: Mar 28, 2017
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