No Sierra Update Offered in App Store

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by jordii, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. jordii macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2008
    2013 MacBook Air running 10.11.6.

    App Store says "No updates available".

    At first, I figured they were rolling out gradually. But at this point, I'm wondering what's up. Any ideas?
  2. chatbr macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2015
    Search for it.
    It wont show as straight update from 10.11
  3. jordii thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2008
    Ah. Thanks.

    So everybody else just KNEW this? Funny, I don't FEEL like an outlier....
  4. chatbr macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2015
    You get a banner about MacOS Sierra as soon as you open the Mac App Store.

    And they are probably moving the banner to the Updates page later, like it happened on previous OS releases.

    But yeah, as a standard update, it wont show.
  5. grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
    Not if the App Store pane of System Preferences is used to open App Store.
  6. h9826790 macrumors G5


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    Sierra is a new OS, not a simple update from El Capitan. So, you have to download and install like an app from the App Store by yourself. If you didn't do so, the system will assume you want to stay at El Capitan, no force update, but will give you the 10.11.7 update later (if any).
  7. johnsawyercjs macrumors member


    Feb 27, 2007
    Sierra is listed in the "Featured" tab of the App Store app, for some dumb reason.
  8. grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
    Why should the release not be featured?
  9. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    UpDATES to existing version are shown on the Updates tab. If you want to to go a new version, that's an upGRADE and you find it in Featured or by searching for it. I agree it's not intuitive but been that way forever; OS X Lion was the first version available via App Store and that's how it's always worked. I've literally talked to people who were still on Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and assumed that was the latest available version, because "Check for Updates" said nothing available.

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