disable the macos auto update notification

The auto update notification is pretty annoying since it popup everyday, and you need several clicks to make it disappear.

xmac-update-automatic

change from UI

I tried to disable it from System Preference -> App Store -> uncheck Automatically check for update. it does not that the checkbox keep checked after i reopen the system preference panel.

enable-or-disable-auto-apps-update-on-mac

Solution

Have to do it from command line via sudo.

	sudo ​softwareupdate --schedule off
	sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate AutomaticCheckEnabled -bool FALSE

You can view the status by running
sudo defaults read /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate

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