3 Steps to Disable Automatic OS X Software Updates Download

OS X — If you have a slow Internet connection or limited bandwidth quota, you may want to tell OS X not to automatically download software updates in the background. I will show you how to do it in 3 simple steps.

  1. Goto System Preferences… (click on the apple icon at the top left corner), click Software Updateicon.

    OS X Software Update

    OS X Software Update

  2. Untick “Download newly available updates in the background”

    Disable OS X updates background download

    Disable OS X updates background download

  3. Close the window. Done.

Now OS X will check for new software updates but no automatic downloads in the background. No more worry about exceeding bandwidth quota allowance.

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