Ubuntu – Disable Software Updater Notification


I run apt update and upgrade every week, yet I keep getting a nag screen from the software updater. How do I disable this notification?

Or does apt not update and upgrade everything installed on my system?

Best Answer

  • I assume that you opened the program "Software & Updates", looked at the Updates tab, and choose "Never" for "Automatically check for updates"? This cut the frequency down for me, but I also had to disable the apt daily services:

    In a terminal enter the commands

    sudo systemctl disable apt-daily.service apt-daily-upgrade.service
    sudo systemctl disable apt-daily.timer apt-daily-upgrade.timer

    Your manual updates (sudo apt update & sudo apt upgrade) will work as normal, but the apt system will not automatically look about for new updates.