Your Mac has a new feature that allows itself to automatically update the apps you have installed. This means any app store apps that you download, will automatically update the next time you connect to the internet. If, however, you don’t want to enable such a feature, for example if you have limited internet access or you want to manually update them yourself, you can. This post will show you the simple way of turning off automatic update and the various different features it has.
To turn off automatic update you have to open the App Store preference pane within Applications > System Preferences. The App Store preference pane holds the key features on updating applications.
You can turn off the automatic update by deselecting the check box. There are also various sub options such as disabling system updates, or disabling background updates. The choice is up to you. I recommend you keep the automatic updates turn on so your Mac is up to date and isn’t vulnerable to security flaws.