I recently updated to OS X 10.11, El Capitan. After the update one iPhoto (Version 9.6.1, Released Mar 20, 2015) update from the App Store is not getting installed. It shows:

Update unavailable with this appleID

This update is not available for this Apple ID either because it was bought by a different user or the item was refunded or cancelled.

If this particular update is not available, How to remove the 1 Update available message from AppStore and the red badge from AppStore dock icon.


3 Answers 3


2 Methods…

  1. Sign out of the App Store then back in using the correct credentials for the iPhotos download, or
  2. Delete iPhoto & use Photos instead, which is iPhoto's replacement.
  • 3. For an older account go to your purchases and click 'Adopt' for some of the Apple apps that are now free that come pre-installed on new Macs
    – MetaGuru
    Jan 9, 2019 at 22:58

Does iPhoto show up under Purchased tab of your App Store? If yes, you can try deleting the app from /Applications and try installing (downloading) it again from Purchased tab.

  • iPhoto is not listed under Purchased tab
    – SG_
    Nov 28, 2015 at 10:10

In case you have never started it before, start, and then close the application. This worked for me to update GarageBand on a new computer: An update was recommended by the App Store application, but I couldn't install it (I got the above message). Then I started GarageBand, closed it, and then I could update.

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