Ubuntu 18: How to check for updates

How to check for updates in Ubuntu 18 Desktop

This article will describe how to check for updates in Ubuntu 18 Desktop.

  1. In the lower left corner click the Dash button to show applications:

    VirtualBox prompt

  2. In the search field type updater then click the Software Updater icon

    VirtualBox prompt

  3. A prompt will appear - wait for it to finish checking for available updates.

    VirtualBox prompt

  4. 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.

    VirtualBox prompt

  5. You will be prompted to authenticate. Enter your password and click Authenticate.

    VirtualBox prompt

  6. The updates will begin to download. Wait for this to complete.

    VirtualBox prompt

  7. When the updates are finished you will be prompted to restart. Save and close any open applications then click Restart Now.

    VirtualBox prompt

Your Ubuntu is now up to date.