I opted out of beta downloads under System Preferences > App Store, but I still see macOS beta downloads in the Mac App Store.

How can I fix this? Caching issue?




Once you've unenrolled, run this command in the terminal:

sudo softwareupdate --clear-catalog

This worked for me!


Once you unenroll in System Preferences, beta updates will still appear until the next commercial release of the software that you opted-in for (macOS or iOS). At that time, you can upgrade to the stable commercial release and you will no longer receive beta notifications.

If you further wish to leave the beta program entirely, after unenrolling in System Preferences go to the Apple Beta unenroll page and click the link at the very bottom of the page.

  • I have the same issue as OP. I Opted out on system preferences & unenrolled on Apple Beta website. However even with Sierra Alpha, App Store still reminds me for the beta update and actually tries to restart itself to update resulting in a kernel panic/shutdown. Reinstalled OS twice and reset NVRAM/PRAM yet the issue remains. – CJ Dana Sep 28 '16 at 22:02

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .