Nobody likes waiting. That’s why I bet if you pop open the Mac App Store pane in System Preferences, I bet you have the box checked to “Download newly available updates in the background.”
Nu, hvis du har markeret den pågældende boks, downloader din Mac ikke kun appopdateringer og inkrementelle OS-opdateringer, men også store opdateringer, der starter med installationsprogrammet til macOS Sierra. Denne nye opførsel ruller ud i løbet af den næste uge til brugere af El Capitan versioner 10.11.5 og 10.11.6.
Don’t worry. The Sierra installer isn’t going to just launch and update your Mac without intervention from you. You’ll get a notification from the App Store that it’s ready, just like you always have, but if you click that notification, you won’t have to wait for the installer to download. It’ll just launch and guide you through the process.
What if you don’t have a lot of free space on your Mac? (I’ve only got 40GB free on my MacBook Air—the struggle is real!) If you don’t have any space, your Mac won’t install the download. If you don’t have much space, your Mac will also skip the download, and the notification you’ll get that Sierra is available (but not downloaded) will warn you that you need to free up some space before you can install it.
Here’s the cool part: If your Mac downloads the Sierra installer, but you don’t get around to launching it just yet, and then you keep filling up your Mac with other files, your system will purge the installer file automatically, without you having to hunt it down and delete it yourself. (After all, it’s a free download so you can always get it again.)
And if you don’t want the Sierra installer automatically downloaded, all you have to do is uncheck that “Download newly available updates in the background” box. You’ll still get a notification when an update is available, but it’ll be up to you if and when to initiate the download.
Historien bag historien: Apple’s aim is to make getting major updates more convenient—they’re already free, so there’s no reason not to just serve them up on a platter. Microsoft recently ruffled some feathers by skubber a Windows 10 opgradering til brugere, der havde en bestemt indstilling tændt, men Apple downloader kun et installationsprogram, ikke starter det eller opgraderer dig automatisk.