If your Macs are running macOS 10.14 Mojave or later, you may notice new software update notifications. They'll look something like this:
To proceed with an update, click the Start Update button to bring up System Preferences, or if now is not a good time, click Close to dismiss the notification. You'll be prompted again tomorrow.
When you click the Start Update button, here are some examples of what you'll see if running 10.15 or earlier:
Just click Update Now to begin. In Big Sur and later, the button may read "Restart Now" if the update has already been downloaded.
You may see a macOS Upgrade Banner, which would look like this:
You'll have to look underneath the banner to find your available update. Use the lower More Info button to see your available updates:
Click Install Now to begin.
Always contact Forget Computers prior to running a macOS upgrade. (Incremental updates are typically fine to run on your own. Confusing? See, The Difference Between Software Updates and Upgrades.)
The exact text of the software update notification may change based on what needs to be updated on your Mac, but the Start Update button will always take you where you need to go. Please note that there is a field for "Days remaining" and once this reaches zero, you will not be able to close the notification until the update is run. To avoid that, please update as soon as is convenient.
If you have any questions, Forget Computers is available at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (312) 602-5345 x1.