How to check for updates in Ubuntu 18 Desktop
This article will describe how to check for updates in Ubuntu 18 Desktop. It is important to make sure your Ubuntu is kept up to date and running the latest software, both for stability and security. While Ubuntu may prompt you that there are pending updates, it is good to know how to check yourself.
In the lower left corner click the Dash button to show applications:
In the search field type
updaterthen click the Software Updater icon
A prompt will appear - wait for it to finish checking for available updates.
If there are available updates you will then get another prompt asking if you want to download them.
To download and install the updates click Install Now.
You will be prompted to authenticate. Enter your password and click Authenticate.
The updates will begin to download. Wait for this to complete.
When the updates are finished you will be prompted to restart. Save and close any open applications then click Restart Now.
Your Ubuntu is now up to date.