I unenrolled from macOS Big Sur beta program, however I am still getting the 11.0.1 "update is available" notification. I would like to remove this so that I upgrade directly to 11.0 when GM is released. I don't want to install 11.0.1. Is there a way to delete cached update data so I only get 11.0 when it's eventually released?

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  • Welcome to Ask Different. Unenrolling your AppleID from the beta program is not the same as unenrolling a specific device. Did you follow any of these steps? apple.stackexchange.com/a/406288/5472
    – bmike
    Nov 13, 2020 at 10:23
  • This is not a duplicate question; in Update from macOS Big Sur public Beta to official release the user did not unenrolled the device. There we see no option for unenrolling the device (so it has been done already), and the Beta update is still proposed.
    – Leonard
    Nov 29, 2020 at 9:39
  • I have the same issue, any update on the question?
    – Leonard
    Nov 29, 2020 at 9:39

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The following Terminal command will stop your Mac from accessing the software update catalog for Beta software:

sudo defaults delete /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL

You might need a restart, or relaunch of System Prefs and Command R to reload the Software Update pane at least.

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    It comes back with a Domain (/Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate) not found error Oct 29, 2020 at 21:49
  • Have you restarted? Are you still being offered the update?
    – benwiggy
    Oct 29, 2020 at 22:09
  • Yup, restarted and it insists on updating my mac to 11.0.1 Oct 29, 2020 at 23:42
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    Sounds like a bug. Luckily, you're in the Beta programme, so you can report it easily....!
    – benwiggy
    Oct 30, 2020 at 8:57
  • Same issue here. I reported the bug with the Feedback Assistant, waiting for an update.The file /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate is also not found on my machine.
    – Leonard
    Nov 29, 2020 at 9:41

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