How To Download App Store On Mac

The App Store on your Mac is your gateway to expanding your program library. Gone are the days of buying computer programs from electronics stores; you can just download whatever you need from the App Store. Some stuff is free; other stuff you'll have to pay for. All it takes is an Apple ID and away you go.

In this post we will show you how you can enable the installation of apps that are not available on the Mac App Store. Follow the steps below. How to enable installation of apps from outside of Mac App Store. Open System Preferences.

Here's how to get started with the Mac App Store!

How to sign in with your Apple ID

Another advantage of the Mac App Store, besides pausing downloads, safe uninstalls, and easy re-downloads of Mac OS X apps, is the safety of knowing that anything in the Mac App Store has been. It also claims that there are over 500 million active user of App Store. If you use any of the Apple products and want to download some apps from Apple App Story, you need have an Apple ID account. The same Apple ID account can be used to download apps from iTunes Store, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store. You can simply download any app of your choice from Mac app store by following the below steps: If it is a new Mac, you may want to create your Apple ID if you’ve never created one before. Once you’re ready with an Apple ID, it is time to launch the App Store. You can go to App Store from Spotlight Search, Dock or the Launch Pad on your Mac. With the launch of iTunes version 12.7, Apple removed app management feature to put more emphasis on music, TV shows and podcasts. Knowing how popular app management via the media library is, the tech giant has released iTunes 12.6.3 as an alternative version.

Before you can download any apps, you'll need to sign in with your Apple ID.

  1. Launch the App Store from the Dock or Finder under Applications.
  2. Click Sign In in the lower left corner
  3. Enter your Apple ID and password.
  4. Click Sign In or hit return on your keyboard.

Boom. You're in.

How to view and edit your Apple ID account

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Before downloading apps, you'll want to make sure you payment and country information are in order so that you don't have to bother with that stuff while you're excitedly downloading apps.

  1. Launch the App Store from the Dock or Finder.
  2. Click Your name on the left side of the screen. It should be in the corner.

  3. Click View Information in the upper right corner. From here you can edit your credit card information, billing address, country, and nickname. If you edit your nickname, it'll appear that way in Game Center.
  4. Type the required information into the fields of the item you're editing.

Click the blue Done button when you're happy with your edits!

How to download an app or game

Whether the goal is productivity or time-wasting, the App Store has the app for you; you just have to download it. Here's how:

  1. Launch the App Store from the Dock or Finder.
  2. Search for the app you want to download. You can view Featured apps or search via category, title, and more.
  3. Click the price if it's a paid app, or click Get if it's a free app.
  4. Click Buy App if it's a paid app, or click Install App if it's free.
  5. Enter your Apple ID password.
  6. Click Buy. (Buy will appear even if the app is free).

How to set up automatic downloads of apps or games on another Mac

If you download apps and games on several different Macs, you can enable automatic downloads so that you have all of your apps with you on all of your Macs!

  1. Launch the App Store from the Dock or Finder.
  2. Click App Store in the menu bar on the top left of your screen.
  3. Click Preferences.
  4. Click the checkbox next to Automatically download apps purchased on other Macs.

How to find an app or game after it's been installed

After you download an app, you obviously want to find it and use it. Here's how!

  1. Open a Finder window.
  2. Click Applications in the folders on the left.
  3. Click the settings button at the top of the window. It looks like a gear.
  4. Click Arrange By.
  5. Click Date Added. This will move your most recently downloaded apps to the top of the list.

How to view and re-download your previously purchased apps and games

If you've already paid for an app, you don't need to pay for it again. So if it goes missing, you can just re-download it and you won't have to look far!

  1. Launch the App Store from the Dock or Finder.
  2. Click Your name at the bottom left corner of the window.
  3. Click Download next to the app or game you'd like to re-download.

How to check for updates to Mac App Store apps

It's a good idea to make sure you have the most recent version of every app you download. Here's how to check:

  1. Launch the App Store from the Dock or Finder.
  2. Click Updates at the left side bar of the window.
  3. Click Update next to each app you'd like to update, or click Update All.
  4. Enter your Apple ID password if prompted.

How to enable automatic updates

If you have many apps, it can be a pain to keep track of them all and constantly check for updates. You can set up automatic updates to do that for you!

  1. Launch the App Store from the Dock or Finder.
  2. Click App Store in the menu bar on the top left of your screen.
  3. Click Preferences.
  4. Click the checkbox next to Automatically check for updates.
  5. Click the checkbox next to each update setting you'd like to enable:

    • Download newly available updates in the background
    • Install app updates
    • Install macOS updates
    • Install system data files and security updates

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How to get updates for macOS Mojave or later

If you've upgraded to macOS Mojave or later, follow these steps to keep it up to date:

  1. Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu , then click Software Update to check for updates.
  2. If any updates are available, click the Update Now button to install them. Or click ”More info” to see details about each update and select specific updates to install.
  3. When Software Update says that your Mac is up to date, the installed version of macOS and all of its apps are also up to date. That includes Safari, iTunes, Books, Messages, Mail, Calendar, Photos, and FaceTime.

To find updates for iMovie, Garageband, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and other apps that were downloaded separately from the App Store, open the App Store on your Mac, then click the Updates tab.

To automatically install macOS updates in the future, including apps that were downloaded separately from the App Store, select ”Automatically keep my Mac up to date.” Your Mac will notify you when updates require it to restart, so you can always choose to install those later.

How to get updates for earlier macOS versions

If you're using an earlier macOS, such as macOS High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, or earlier,* follow these steps to keep it up to date:

  1. Open the App Store app on your Mac.
  2. Click Updates in the App Store toolbar.
  3. Use the Update buttons to download and install any updates listed.
  4. When the App Store shows no more updates, the installed version of macOS and all of its apps are up to date. That includes Safari, iTunes, iBooks, Messages, Mail, Calendar, Photos, and FaceTime. Later versions may be available by upgrading your macOS.

To automatically download updates in the future, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, click App Store, then select ”Download newly available updates in the background.” Your Mac will notify you when updates are ready to install.


* If you're using OS X Lion or Snow Leopard, get OS X updates by choosing Apple menu  > Software Update.

How to get updates for iOS

Learn how to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the latest version of iOS.

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  • Learn how to upgrade to the latest version of macOS.
  • Find out which macOS your Mac is using.
  • You can redownload apps that you previously downloaded from the App Store.
  • Your Mac doesn't automatically download large updates when it's using a Personal Hotspot.