Apple went for the Windows 10 measure to increase the number of people updating their software and we don’t think it can get any more frustrating than this.
macOS Sierra (version 10.12) is the thirteenth major release of macOS (
It offers new security fixes as well. That being the main reason why Apple is insisting its users to update.
Apple is also being smart about the download. If your computer is low on space, macOS Sierra will not download. In addition, if it has downloaded and your computer starts to get low on space, the download will be automatically deleted.
The move is very similar to when Microsoft launched Windows 10. This was the reason behind a sudden boost in the number of people who upgrade. Apple, while sharing the news said that the update will only be downloaded on computers that meet the specs for macOS Sierra. Also, if they have an adequate amount of storage space. Apple ensures its customer’s convenience (there are some annoying exceptions, which of course, do not apply to this case).
The new software doesn’t support some essential applications and that can be reason enough to not upgrade for now. Annoying pop-ups showing up every 10 minutes? Stop Apple from automatically downloading the new software update for your mac.
Navigate to System Preferences
Click on App Store Option
Uncheck “Automatically check for updates” as well as “Download newly available updates in the background.”
Delete the macOS Sierra installer in the Applications folder
You don’t have to worry if you need it later, you can re-download it with ease.