How to disable update notifications to macOS Catalina


Although Apple, of course, advises you to keep your computer up to date for maximum security, you might be in no hurry to upgrade to Catalina. And this is not surprising: every now and then you hear about problems with this version, and 32-bit applications do not work on it. But this does not mean that the computer will stop reminding you that there is an actual update. In this article, we’ll show you how to get rid of these notifications.

First of all, you need to disable the check for updates. To do this, click on the logo in the form of an apple → “About This Mac” → “Software Update” → “Advanced”. Uncheck all the boxes and click “OK” to accept the changes.

            How to disable update notifications to macOS Catalina


Next, open the “Terminal” application (the “Programs” folder → “Utilities”). In turn, copy and paste the commands (grayed out) by pressing "Enter" after each line.

sudo softwareupdate −−ignore “macOS Catalina”

            How to disable update notifications to macOS Catalina


This command causes the system to ignore the update. After that, you will need to enter the administrator password and press "Enter" to confirm the action.

defaults write AttentionPrefBundleIDs 0
killall dock

The first command removes the update counter from the System Preferences application, and the second restarts the dock, applying the settings, without having to restart the computer.

If you want to upgrade to Catalina, just open the App Store and download the update from there. To return reminders about system updates, open “Terminal” again and enter the cancel command:

sudo softwareupdate −−reset-ignored

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