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If you signed up to test an early beta version of macOS Mojave, it's very likely that your system hasn't been updated to the final official release. Before your Mac can be updated to the latest stable version of Apple's new desktop operating system, you'll need to manually opt out of the beta program. This article shows you how.

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Note that after following the simple steps below, you'll stop receiving future beta updates for Mojave and will only be invited to install stable updates that are shipped to the general public.
  1. Launch the Mac App Store on your Mac (? -> App Store... from the menu bar).
  2. Type "Mojave" in the App Store search field to locate the public release of macOS, otherwise it won't show up for you.
  3. Click View on the result for Mojave.
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    Click the Get button.
  4. You'll be switched to the Software Update pane in System Preferences. Click Download to download Mojave when prompted, and wait for the download to complete in the Update pane, but don't start the installation procedure just yet.
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    Click Details... at the bottom left of the pane.
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    Click Restore Defaults.
  5. Enter your admin password when prompted and click Unlock.
Now that you've successfully opted out of the beta program, you're free to start the installation procedure for MacOS Mojave 10.14 that you just downloaded from the Mac App Store.

Article Link: How to Stop Receiving Beta Updates for macOS Mojave
 

Plutonius

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Looks good but how can you also stop receiving IOS update notifications ?

I have an iPod Touch that I want to keep on IOS 10 and keeps receiving notifications of IOS updates (was getting IOS 11 notifications and it just started getting IOS 12 notifications).
 

InnocenceMyth

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I believe the beta participants were upgraded to the GM version a week before the public release. Why would this article say that they were likely never upgraded at all?
 
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coolfactor

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I just want to know why the gears in Software Update do not rotate on macOS like they do on iOS. :eek:
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Looks good but how can you also stop receiving IOS update notifications ?

I have an iPod Touch that I want to keep on IOS 10 and keeps receiving notifications of IOS updates (was getting IOS 11 notifications and it just started getting IOS 12 notifications).

First, and I know this is against the forum guidelines, but it's iOS (small "i", dangit!). As for no longer receiving updates, I think that ability was actually added to iOS 11?

Now, why do you want to stay on iOS 10? You'd likely find iOS 12 to perform very well on your device, better than iOS 11 would have.
 

Plutonius

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Now, why do you want to stay on iOS 10? You'd likely find iOS 12 to perform very well on your device, better than iOS 11 would have.

On an iPod Touch, iOS 11 is slower and the battery life is worse.

Apologies for the IOS but my old eyes didn't pick up it was "i" :). Thank you for the correction.
 

flyc14

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Jul 9, 2010
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For weeks, I've been thinking I should get out of the beta program and just have the gold master installed. This post was timely and very helpful! Many thanks!
 
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