How to reject unwanted Mac updates?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by schwine1, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. schwine1 macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2008
    Is there any way to permanently reject Mac updates that are not relevant to one's operating system? I'm referring to non-essential updates for applications that I don't own or use such as MobileMe.

    Other than selecting the "not now" option, there doesen't seem to be a way to permanently reject unnecessary updates that only take up space on the hard drive and, because I have no intention of using these applications, serve no purpose whatsoever.

    Unfortunately, these unwanted updates always return during future updates, and the "not now" option is a temporary solution at best.

    Thanks for any tips.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    In Software Update, click on the update you want to ignore, then select Update > Ignore Update (or simply press the Delete key)

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