How do I enable automated patches for my Operating Systems and Web Browsers?

To enable Windows automatic updates:

  • Please visit AUS FAQ article.
  • For more detailed information regarding Microsoft Windows updates please click here.

To enable automatic updates on macOS:

  • In System Preferences, click the App Store icon, and deselect these options:
    • Automatically check for updates.
    • Download newly available updates in the background.
    • Install system data files and security updates.

To enable automatic updates on Apple iOS:

  • Please visit Apple's support article.

To enable automatic updates on Android OS:

  • Open Google Play Store.
  • Tap on Menu and go the Setting.
  • Check the "Auto-update apps".
  • If you are worried about the data cost, check the “Update Over Wi-Fi only” too.
  • Find the apps you would like to be updated automatically.
  • Tap and check the "Allow automatic updating".

To enable automatic updates on Browsers:

  • Chrome:
    • By default, Google Chrome automatically downloads and install updates to make sure you’re running the safest and best optimized version of Chrome.
    • For more information please click here.
  • Safari:
    • Safari is updated via the normal system bundled software update process for the Operating System. Please refer to the instructions above to enable automatic updates on macOS.
  • Firefox:
    • By default, Google Chrome automatically downloads and install updates to make sure you’re running the safest and best optimized version of Chrome.
    • For more information please click here
  • IE/Edge:
    • Internet Explorer/Edge will update automatically via Windows Update, keeping all of your favorites, cookies, form history, and saved passwords perfectly intact.