Ubuntu – How to enable automatic updates


Update Manager is constantly offering me updates (e.g. security fixes, updates from PPAs).

How can I tell my Ubuntu installation to automatically download and install updates whenever they become available?

Best Answer

  • You can do this easily for security updates.

    From System Settings open Update Manager. Click the 'Settings...' button, then on the 'Updates' tab, select the radio button 'Install security updates without confirmation.'

    To automatically install all updates, see the answer below.