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Suppressing the Screen Time pop-up window with a profile on macOS Catalina

Apple has introduced a number of pop-up windows in various OS versions, which appear the first time you log into a Mac and sometimes also after OS updates. For macOS Catalina, Apple has introduced one for Screen Time.

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To stop the Screen Time pop-up window from appearing for your home folder, run the command shown below:

defaults write com.apple.SetupAssistant DidSeeScreenTime -bool TRUE

Since you normally will be able to run this command only after you’ve seen the Screen Time pop-up window, I’ve posted a profile for suppressing it. For more details, please see below the jump.

The profile is available on GitHub via the link below:

https://github.com/rtrouton/profiles/tree/master/SkipScreenTimeSetup

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I’ve also updated my script for suppressing the various pop-up windows to now also suppress the Screen Time pop-up window. It’s available on GitHub via the link below:

https://github.com/rtrouton/rtrouton_scripts/tree/master/rtrouton_scripts/disable_apple_icloud_data_privacy_diagnostic_touch_id_siri_activation_lock_and_screentime_pop_ups

For information on other pop-up windows, please see the links below:

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