How to: Keep your Mac up to date

You should know what updates are. Update means to bring something up to date. Apple releases new updates regularly. The new updates help improve your system software. Apple releases free updates to improve your computing experience. If there is a bug or error on your computer, updates can fix some of those problems. Updates are very important because updating regularly helps keep your computer safe from security threats. Mac OS X has a program called Software Update. It automatically checks for updates weekly or you can modify the schedule for checking for updates. The only requirement is that you have an internet connection.

If Software Update finds an update, it is put on the list. A description of the update is found below if you click on the update on the list. If there are unwanted updates on the list, you can click the Make Inactive button, which is on the Update menu. When there is something on the list you want to update, just check the box under the Install column. Click the Install button on the bottom right and after typing in the Admin user name and password, the update begins. After the update is complete, you may need to restart your computer.

The good thing about updates is that it is convenient, usually makes your computer more stable, and usually increases your computer performance. Updates can also provide you with more features and programs for your Mac. Make sure you update your computer often, or else you will never know what you are missing.

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