How to Hide “Upgrade to macOS High Sierra” App Store Notification & Banner


According to a discovery highlighted by The Verge, users who are still on macOS Sierra can easily hide that annoying upgrade notification from the App Store.

If you have an older Mac or you don’t want to upgrade to macOS High Sierra, you could find the “Upgrade to macOS High Sierra” notification banner quite annoying. Users don’t even have the option to dismiss the notification banner, they are only allowed to “Install” or view “details”.

In order to hide the update notification banners, go to the “Updates” tab in the Mac App Store and right-click on the update banner and select “Hide Update”. This should get rid of the notification at least for good.

You will probably have to do the same thing when Apple releases the next major version of macOS.


  • Or you could just upgrade

  • Larry

    Wish there was a way to stop iOS upgrades downloading in the background and then suddently telling me to update.

  • Decodering

    Unless you’re on an older machine that is unsupported but the App Store doesn’t know it…

  • winnertakesteve

    There is! Install a tvOS beta profile! Keeping my iPhone 7 on iOS 10.3.3 has been great as iOS 11 has continued to be a clunky mess on my iPad Pro.

  • Sounds like it’s a good time to get a new machine then ??

  • Corey Beazer

    Some people need older software (Final Cut Pro 7) and can’t update their well suited machines.

  • Sounds like a good excuse to upgrade to the newest Final Cut Pro!

  • Corey Beazer

    Still use FCPX daily (and love it), but still need access to FCP7 projects.