How do I keep my fork updated?

So, there's this public repo on GitHub. I have forked it on Github and cloned my fork locally using SourceTree.

I have added the original repo as a remote called upstream.

How can I ensure that my fork stays updated/synched with the original repo?

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You need to pull the changes from it periodically. Tools\Options\"Check default remotes for updates every N minutes" makes SourceTree do automatic fetches in the background, which puts red numbers on your pull button when there are new changes.

Thanks Balazs. Do I need to set upstream as the Default remote then? Or should origin continue to be the Default remote?

Not sure how this works if you have multiple remotes. Try. :)

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