Change A Mac's Software Update Frequency With A Terminal Command

Change a Mac's Software Update Frequency with a Terminal Command

Mac: By default, a Mac checks for software updates once a week. If you want that check to happen more (or less) often, you can change just how often your Mac checks for updates with a simple command in Terminal. Open up Terminal (Applications > Utilities), and type in the following command, substituting the 1 at the end for the number of days you want to lapse between checks (to check once a week, it'd be seven, once a month, it'd be 30 and so on):

defaults write com.apple.SoftwareUpdate ScheduleFrequency -int 1

That's it, tap Return and you've changed the update frequency to whatever you prefer.

How to change how frequently your Mac checks for software updates [iDownloadBlog]


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