How do I get app & system update notifications in Notifications Center?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by inspirations365, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. inspirations365 macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2008
    Hello all,

    This is just a simple question. In reviews I've seen online, the Mac App store Updates tab works in tandem with Notifications Center. On my mac, this is not the case. How do I get a notification when there are updates available?

    For the record, obviously it won't work if the App Store isn't listed in the list of apps that are "In Notification Center", but I can't find a way to add the app store to the list. How do I do this?
  2. Jaydhil24 macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2008
  3. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2011
    I think it would do it automatically. In Lion whenever I had an update available, there would be a badge on the icon. I guess the arrival of an update would trigger a badge and a NC alert.
  4. phobox macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2007
    Ive wondered about this one myself, I too am not seeing any notifications for app or software updates from the app store, nor is it in the list of Notifications in System Preferences. Is it working for anyone else?
  5. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

    Feed Me

    Jan 7, 2012
    Location Location
    Looks like if you check this box you'll get a notification when an app update is downloaded.

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  6. inspirations365 thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2008
    I have ensured that box is checked, both of them actually. But not only does my computer not notify me that there's an update with a badge, there's nothing about App Store or Updates in Notifications Center either.

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