How to Disable the MacOS Sierra Upgrade Banner Notification on the Mac App Store?

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Issue: How to Disable the MacOS Sierra Upgrade Banner Notification on the Mac App Store?

Hi guys. I’m using Mac OS Siera and think it’s really great. However, one thing annoys me a little bit. When I open Mac App store, I’m continuously informed about new update. I see a banner at the right pane of the Store or receive a pop-up notification. If it’s possible to disable those Mac OS Siera upgrade notifications? Thanks!

Solved Answer


Mac OS Siera is a new version of Mac OS, which is available on the Mac App Store for free and can run on devices compatible with Mac OS. It was adopted by millions of Mac users and is highly appreciated for new features and a strong contribution to make Mac and iOS devices work together. Some time ago, MacOS Siera upgrade has been installed automatically, what allowed Apple to acquire more Siera users regardless of whether Mac users want this OS or not. While automatic upgrade has been soon disabled, users still see a large banner advertisement at the top of the Updates pane on the Mac App Store or sometimes even receive a pop-up notification while using the Store. On the one hand, it’s a great decision to let people know about available Mac OS Siera upgrade and the requirements for its installation. Nevertheless, those who are satisfied with the current Mac OS X version, these advertisements may be quite annoying. Thus, if you are not going to upgrade your current OS, to disable Mac OS Siera upgrade notifications, you have to:

  1. Open Mac App Store and open Updates section.
  2. Right-click on the banner advertisement of the Siera upgrade.
  3. When the option Hide Update shows up, select it and close The Store.

As you can see, it’s quite easy to hide those upgrade notifications. Nevertheless, we would like to highlight the fact that by disabling them you will not be informed about any Mac OS X upgrades, so you may miss the chance to download a preffered  update for your Mac. Besides, even though you do not prefer Mac OS Siera, you may cahnge your mind in the future. Here it’s very important to NOTE that Apple has decided to remove older OS upgrades immediately when the new one is released. Therefore, if you will not have the older version of Mac OS downloaded, you will lose the chance to install it permanently.  That’s why our strong recommendation would be to download all available upgrades as long as they are available. Downloading doesn’t mean that they will be installed automatically. However, MacOS X upgrade downloads will always be available on the Purchased section in your Mac App Store.

Last, but not least, we would highly recommend installing and using an optimization tool on your Mac. It will prevent Mac-related issues, such as errors, file leftovers, malware infiltration, and similar. For this purpose, you can use MacKeeper or MacBooster.

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