How to Stop Automatic and In-Progress Downloads on the Mac App Store
Automatic app updates can be annoying, especially if it affects your internet bandwidth. Here, we'll teach you how to disable it on your Mac. Many apps on the App Store are updated
regularly to keep them bug-free and provide a superior customer experience. These updates are often necessary, so your Mac is set to download them automatically by default.
However, these automatic downloads can often slow down your internet speed and update apps you didn't want to update. Here, we'll teach you how to disable automatic updates or
pause the in-progress downloads on your Mac. How to Stop Automatic Downloads in the Mac App Store To stop automatic downloads from the App Store, here's what you need to do: Launch
the App Store on your Mac (either from the menu bar or the Dock). From the menu bar, click on App Store and select Settings from the dropdown menu. From the dialog box, uncheck the
Automatic Updates option to stop App Store from downloading updates on its own. How to Pause or Cancel In-Progress Downloads in the Mac App Store You can pause, resume, and cancel
updates that are in progress or queued either through the App Store or Launchpad on the Mac. Using the Mac App Store Open the App Store on your Mac. From the sidebar on the left,
click the Updates tab. Here, you can see all the app updates that are either in progress or queued. If an app is being updated, you will see a progress circle next to it. You can
click the progress circle to pause the download until you want to resume it—which you can do by simply the cloud icon that shows up when you pause it. Using the Mac's Launchpad
Whenever you're installing software on your Mac, you can always check it through Launchpad. The same is the case for app updates. To check them: First, open Launchpad using the
trackpad gesture (pinching your thumb and three fingers) or by clicking the Launchpad icon in the Dock. Now, swipe left or right to locate the app being updated. To pause the
update, click the app's icon. To resume it, click it again. Why You Should Avoid Pausing or Canceling App Updates Though you may feel relaxed knowing none of your apps will
randomly start updating, you must remember that these updates are vital for you and your Mac. Here are a few reasons why: Bugs: Developers often roll out app updates to fix bugs
that affected earlier versions of the app. If you skip updates, you may continue to experience these bugs or other issues. Features: Almost an equal number of app updates bring new
features or improvements that enhance the user experience. By skipping updates, you may miss out on new functionality that could make using the app more enjoyable or efficient.