Suppressing the iCloud and Diagnostics pop-up windows on El Capitan using profiles
After posting how to control the Diagnostics & Usage report settings on El Capitan, I was tipped off that there were new ways available on OS X El Capitan to manage both the Diagnostics and the iCloud pop-up windows using profiles.
The iCloud pop-up window can be managed via the Login Window profile payload. To suppress the iCloud pop-up window, click on the Options tab for that payload in Profile Manager and check the Disable Apple ID setup during login option.
The Diagnostics pop-up window can be managed via the Security & Privacy profile payload. To suppress the Diagnostics pop-up window, click on the Privacy tab for that payload in Profile Manager and uncheck the Allow sending diagnostic and usage data to Apple, and sharing crash data and statistics with app developers option.
For those folks not using Profile Manager to manage their Macs, I’ve created two profiles, one for suppressing each pop-up window, and made them available for download from my GitHub repo:
- Set Diagnostic and Usage Report Settings: https://github.com/rtrouton/profiles/tree/master/SetDiagnosticandUsageReportSettings
- Skip iCloud Setup: https://github.com/rtrouton/profiles/tree/master/SkipiCloudSetup
Both profiles can be used as-is, but both include the following genericized information:
PayloadOrganization: includes Company Name
PayloadIdentifier: includes com.github
If the genericness is an issue, edit the profiles where needed.
Hat tip to @mboylan for pointing me towards the new profile settings.