When you are working on 3G connection or slower speed, automatic system update which performed automatically by the system may cause spent many data usage. Also if you do not satisfy with automatic update you can disable the automatic update so when computer start your system will not check any new update from the internet.
And for some reason, another people love the automatic update to get notified of updates, particularly security updates. That is your choice if you want turn off Linux automatic update or not! If you believe it's important to stay up to date with the latest security patches, then you should keep it enabled!
How to Turn Off / Disable Automatic Updates Linux MintDisabling automatic update can speed up your Linux system start up and also minimize the internet data usage. To disable automatic update on Linux Mint follow these steps :
- Go to Start Menu >> Preferences >> Startup Applications
- You will see an item called "mintUpdate" --turn off this guy and you are done! It is very simple
How to Enable Enable / Turn On Linux Mint Automatic UpdateAgain, for some reason you want to re-enabled your automatic update for your Linux Mint, you only need to make it active/enabled.
Go to your Start Menu >> Preferences >> Startup Applications and make the "mintUpdate" position to "ON".
Please note that by turning off automatic update you will not receive any notification update for the system also applications. By using this "Startup Applications" you can also manage startup application on Linux Mint. Disable all unwanted program to make your Linux Mint faster.