How to update
Setapp cares about its users and supplies them with fresh versions of applications at the earliest possible moment. By default, applications are updated automatically on a daily basis, assuming that you are connected to the Internet.
All updates are downloaded and installed transparently, primarily, when you are not working with an app. However, you can disable automatic updates to run them manually:
- Click the Setapp Menu icon and choose Preferences. Deselect the 'Install automatically' checkbox.
To check for application updates manually, do the following:
- Click the Setapp Menu icon and choose Preferences. In the Preferences window, click Check for Updates.
Unfortunately, if an application leaves Setapp at some point, we won’t be able to provide you with its updates anymore. However, if you have it installed, you will be able to continue using it. Also, note that you won’t be able to reinstall such applications.
As for Setapp, it gets updated automatically whenever you are connected to the Internet.
Possible update issues
If you use MacUpdate Desktop, you need to make sure it won’t update your Setapp applications.
Setapp applications differ from their non-Setapp versions in a number of respects (for example, licensing, installation, and upgrade mechanisms). That's why, if you have already purchased and installed an app that comes with Setapp, you’ll see that you have two versions of the same app on your Mac (the Setapp version and the one you’ve bought earlier).
Unfortunately, some apps (like MacUpdate Desktop) cannot distinguish between Setapp and non-Setapp versions of applications and, thus they may update Setapp apps to their non-Setapp versions by mistake. If this occurs, you may discover your Setapp apps work improperly, ask for additional registration, or offer you to buy a full version.
Therefore, to prevent such accidental updates, you should add Setapp apps to the ignore list of these updaters. In particular, if you have MacUpdate Desktop, open this app, control-click a Setapp app, and choose ‘Ignore forever.’
Don’t worry, you won’t miss anything. We update Setapp applications as regularly and quickly as possible, so you don’t need to fall back on third-party updaters.