OS X Yosemite came with a whole load of cool features such as continuity and dark mode, but the update isn’t needed by everyone. Those who use their Mac system professionally may wish to hold off on the update as some apps and drivers may not yet be fully compatible with 10.10.
Apple, however, don’t like people lingering on old operating systems and bombard users with update notifications. This can become quite annoying seeing as there is no way to dismiss them without opening the App Store and then closing the program.
If you’re a pro user who is more comfortable on a tried and tested OS here’s how to stop the Yosemite update notifications for good. This will also help prevent you, or another user of your system, updating to 10.10 accidentally.
How to disable OS X Yosemite upgrade reminder using the Mac App Store
1. Open up the App Store on your Mac system
2. Click the ‘Updates’ tab at the top of the page
3. Right click (or ctrl click) the Yosemite banner and select ‘Hide Update’
This process can be repeated with any other app in the App store. This method will not stop you updating to Yosemite in the future should the OS become more stable with time. To upgrade simply head to the purchases tab and download the OS X Yosemite system update.
Hopefully this helps the pro user’s, and those who are happy with their current OS X version, out there. We’ll keep you posted on any Yosemite updates that may make 10.10 more viable professionally.