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macOS Sequoia Update Missing from my Mac: How to Fix

In this guide, we will make you aware of the reason why the macOS Sequoia update missing from your Mac and more importantly, will list the steps to rectify this issue. In the recently concluded WWDC event by Apple, we were blessed with a plethora of new and intriguing features across numerous OS. Whether it’s Vision Pro, smartwatch, iPhone, iPad, or Mac, each of them has received some eye-grabbing features.

If we talk about the latter one, then the likes of Apple Intelligence [which is only available for M-based chipsets even though you can install Sequoia on an Intel chip], a dedicated Password Manager appWindow Tiling, Videoconference Tools, and some iMessage tweaks.  are just some of the noteworthy features in its already rich collection of arsenal. With that said, the update is still in the beta stage, so a few bugs, issues, and performance roadblocks are along the expected lines.

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But when tech enthusiasts have the opportunity to get their hands on these latest features right before everyone else, then they might not think twice before testing out these bleeding-edge features. Moreover, the fact that even the Developer Preview builds of the OS from Apple are stable enough to be used as a daily driver further compels them to try out this build.

However, that is proving to be easier said than done. According to numerous users, even though their Mac is a part of the supported device list, they have yet to receive the update. If you are also in the same boat, then this guide will make you aware of the reason behind this issue and more importantly how you could fix it once and for all. So without further ado, let’s get started.

Why is macOS Sequoia Update Missing from my Mac?

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The reason. why the macOS Sequoia is missing or not available on your Mac is simple- your account is not yet linked with Apple’s Developer Account. Irrespective of the macOS version, if you are installing a Developer Beta, your account should be linked to the Apple Developer account beforehand. If that is not the case, then you will not be able to able to receive the said update. So now that you’re aware of the reasoning behind the issue, let’s implement the fix right away.

How to Fix this Issue?

As already mentioned before, you just need to link your account with Apple’s Developer account. However, do note that at the last step of this linking process, you’ll be asked to shell out some bucks but you should not pay any amount whatsoever. As soon as the linking is complete and you are taken to the page where it asks to make the payment, simply close the page/app. If you re-open the webpage/app, it will ask you to continue the enrollment, skip it. Just make sure that your Apple ID is being shown there. Here’s how all of this could be carried out:

  1. To begin with, head over to the Apple Developer page and sign in via your Apple account.
  2. Then proceed with the on-screen instructions and complete your profile [address, phone number, etc].
  3. Once you reach the Subscription Fee page, close the app. There is no need to pay anything whatsoever.
  4. We only wanted to link our Apple account to the Developer Account, which is now done successfully.
  5. You can also carry out this task via the Apple Developers app on your iPhone.
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  6. Moving on, now launch System Settings and head over to General > Software Update.
  7. Then go to Beta Updates, click on the info sign, and click on the drop-down menu next to Beta Updates.macOS Sequoia Missing
  8. Now select macOS Sequoia Developer Beta and hit Done. You’ll now get the said update on your Mac.
  9. Click Upgrade Now and wait for the update to be downloaded and installed [which might take a while].macOS Sequoia Missing

That’s it. These were the steps to fix the issue of the macOS Sequoia update missing from your Mac. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.