To update instantOS, open a terminal and run
yay. It will prompt
you for your root password and to confirm installing the updates. This
tool will update all programs from the official repositories and the
Just like with any other Linux distro, you can continue using your computer while installing updates. Updates to some instantOS components will however require a restart to become visible.
instantos comes with its own update tool that ensures the system keeps working by also applying workarounds and changes to the OS configuration. If you are an experienced user and regularly modify the OS yourself you might want to keep things more predictable and stay with only pacman updates.