How to Update Apps on Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Updating apps on Mac is important to ensure that you have the latest features, bug fixes, and security patches. Fortunately, the process is quite straightforward. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to update your apps on Mac.

Step 1: Launch the App Store

To update apps on your Mac, start by launching the App Store. You can find the App Store icon in your Dock or by searching for “App Store” in Spotlight.

Step 2: Open the Updates Tab

Once the App Store is open, click on the “Updates” tab located at the top of the window. This tab displays all available updates for your installed apps.

Step 3: Review Available Updates

Bold text: Take a moment to review the list of available updates. The App Store will display each app’s name along with a brief description of what’s included in the update.

Underlined text: It’s a good idea to read through these descriptions as they may contain important information about new features or bug fixes that could enhance your experience with each app.

Step 4: Update Individual Apps

If you want to update specific apps only, click on the “Update” button next to each app that you wish to update. The button will change to a circle with a progress bar indicating that the app is being updated.


  • List item 1: You can update multiple apps simultaneously by selecting them using Command + Click or Shift + Click.
  • List item 2: Some apps may require you to enter your Apple ID password before updating. If prompted, simply enter your password to proceed with the update.

Step 5: Update All Apps

If you prefer to update all your apps at once, click on the “Update All” button located in the top-right corner of the App Store window. This will initiate the update process for all available updates.

Step 6: Monitor Progress and Restart if Necessary

While updating, you can monitor the progress of each app by looking at the circle with a progress bar next to its name. Once an app’s update is completed, the circle will disappear.

If required, you may need to restart your Mac after updating certain apps. Some apps may prompt you to restart immediately, while others may require a restart for changes to take effect.


  • List item 1: It’s always a good idea to save any open documents or projects before restarting your Mac.
  • List item 2: Restarting your Mac ensures that all updates are properly applied and can help resolve any potential issues with updated apps.

Congratulations! You have successfully updated your apps on Mac. Keeping your apps up-to-date ensures that you have access to the latest features and improvements made by developers.

Remember to regularly check for updates in the App Store to make sure that you don’t miss out on any important updates for your favorite apps!

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