MacBook Air - Keeping Your Software Up to Date

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Keeping Your Software Up to Date

You can connect to the Internet and automatically download and install the latest
free software versions, drivers, and other enhancements from Apple.

When you’re connected to the Internet, Software Update checks to see if any updates
are available. You can set your MacBook Air to check for updates periodically, and
download and install updated software.

To check for updated software:


Choose Apple () > System Preferences.


Click the Software Update icon and follow the onscreen instructions.


For more information, search for “Software Update” in Help Center.


For the latest information about Mac OS X, go to

You’ll also get notices from the Mac App Store when application updates are available.
A small number indicating the number of updates appears on the right edge of the
App Store icon. You can update one or more applications at a time.

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