A few days after it was released, I installed the first beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan on my MacBook Air (Early 2015 model). The El Capitan beta has been running more or less stable and I only had some minor issues that were resolved in later beta releases.

It hasn't occurred to me to check my OS X version for a while. Upon doing so now, OS X still reads "OS X 10.11 Beta", but the Mac App Store doesn't display an available update.

How can I update to the latest retail version of OS X El Capitan?

  • I have the same problem :\
    – yask
    Commented Oct 28, 2015 at 7:43

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I managed to update it now. The new OS X version wouldn't show up in the Updates tab of the App Store, but it was still listed on the front page. Just had to download that (which also includes the whole installer, so it's a little bigger) and updated the OS. Now it reads "OS X 10.11.1".

  • I just lived with the fact that I was stuck on the beta for a month (or longer?) But some apps kept locking up the whole computer on me and I couldn't figure out why, so now I'm giving updating to 10.11.1 a shot... hopefully it'll fix the random lock ups. Commented Nov 21, 2015 at 19:18

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