unwanted automatic download of Sierra on ElCap

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by yippi, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. yippi macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2013
    Yesterday I seemed to have stopped an unwanted automatic download of the Sierra Installer dmg in the background of my Capitan OS. There is now a 3< GB dmg in my user library. Why does ElCap automatically do this even though AppStore was not open and can I delete this dmg without harming my OS?

  2. hwojtek, Dec 11, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2016

    hwojtek macrumors 65816


    Jan 26, 2008
    Poznan, Poland
    Perhaps because you set it so in App Store Preferences?
    Screen Shot 2016-12-11 at 2.41.20 PM.png
    Yes, you can safely remove the dmg.
  3. yippi thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2013
    Yes, it was the first point under "Automatically..." I unticked it.


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