Are you sometimes having problems updating your Mac apps via the App Store? Well, you’re not alone. I see more and more users complaining about this. Fortunately, there’s a faster and more consistent way of updating your Mac apps, by using the command line via your terminal.
Open up your Mac terminal and run this command:
softwareupdate --install -a
-a flag stands for all.
Your output will look like this:
Software Update Tool Finding available software Downloaded iTunes Device Support Update Downloaded Security Update 2019-006 Installing iTunes Device Support Update, Security Update 2019-00
Your Mac’s internal software updater will now download and install the latest updates for your Mac apps. Once you’re done you’ll probably be asked to restart your computer “immediately.”
I suggest you comply unless you have some important work to do on your Mac right now, because the updating process can take 20-30 minutes, depending on your hardware power, and the size of your update.