The Mac, by default, notifies the user whenever a new macOS update is available. However, notification is annoying and can annoy the user at work.
However, you can disable these notifications! Learn about two simple methods to do this, thus avoiding being bothered by system updates.
Usually a notification on Mac appears in the upper right corner and after a few seconds disappears. However, notifications of major macOS updates do not automatically disappear and do not have the option to disappear! In times of work and concentration, it can be frustrating and counterproductive.
For users who don't want to be bothered with notifications to update macOS, there's a solution!
Disable Using Terminal
Terminal is typically a tool capable of making such changes to the operating system. In this case it is no exception. With a simple command you can do it! Simply enter the command below into Terminal and then you will be required to enter your password.
sudo mv /Library/Bundles/OSXNotification.bundle ~ / Documents / && softwareupdate –ignore macOSInstallerNotification_GM
This command moves the file responsible for system notifications to your document folder. Once you complete this step, you will no longer be notified of operating system updates. Simple and effective, but there is an alternative!
Disable using settings
While the previous process disables notifications of major macOS updates – such as upgrading to macOS Mojave – through settings you can disable minor notifications of remaining operating system updates.
In macOS Mojave, go to System Preferences -> Software Update -> Advanced… In this menu just disable the “Check for updates” option and you will not be bothered with notifications.
In previous versions of macOS, also go to System Preferences, but this time click on “App Store”. In this menu, disable the “Automatically check for updates” feature.
While you can disable automatic installation of system updates and you can disable notifications about system updates, we suggest that you always have your macOS updated.