How to Stop Receiving macOS High Sierra Beta Updates

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Jun 12, 2017
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Here’s how you can set your Mac to stop receiving macOS High Sierra Beta updates from the Mac App Store.

If You Don’t Want More macOS High Sierra Beta Updates, Here’s How You Can Stop Your Mac From Downloading Them

Once you enroll your Mac into Apple’s Beta Program or the Developer Program, you start to receive pre-release macOS builds over the air. Same is the case with macOS High Sierra Beta. You’ll keep on receiving these updates until the final build is available to download, which means there’s a long way to go before sanity kicks in. But, if you give up half way, then you’ll be pleased to learn that you can stop your Mac from receiving over the air beta updates altogether. In today’s guide we’ll show you how to do so for macOS High Sierra Beta.

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Tutorial

1. Assuming you are enrolled in Apple’s developer channel, launch the Mac App Store.

2. Now click on the App Store button in the menu bar.

3. Click on Preferences.

4. Click the Change button next to ‘Your computer is set to receive beta software updates.’

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5. Now click on Do Not Show Beta Software Updates.

From here on in, you won’t receive any macOS High Sierra Beta update at all. This also means that you’re stuck on the latest pre-release build as well, provided you have High Sierra installed in the first place. It’s totally up to you what you want to do at this point. The logical thing to do is backup all your data and downgrade back to macOS Sierra. Here are the necessary guides for performing a clean install of macOS Sierra.

If you are looking forward to installing macOS High Sierra Beta on your Mac instead, then make sure to check out the following.

At the time of writing, it’s best to stay away from High Sierra Beta. It’s beta software, and there’s no telling where it might prove to be absolutely unusable for you. So please, exercise as much caution as possible.

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