macOS Catalina is officially available now and chances are, you have already updated your Mac. It was the first thing I did when I got home from work so I am pretty excited to explore all the features Apple added to the new operating system.
If you haven’t upgraded yours, I suggest to do it quick. The whole process took about an hour to complete but it was a very smooth one. Do back up your files first using Time Machine or iCloud Drive to ensure that whatever happens, you have all those important files you saved on your machine.
Is your Mac eligible for the update?
Apple’s latest macOS version is a free update and the successor to the highly popular Mojave. If you own a Mac from 2012 or later, you’re in for a treat. Just make sure you have at least 12.5GB of available storage space, or up to 18.5GB of storage space when upgrading from OS X Yosemite or earlier.
The following are compatible with macOS Catalina.
- MacBook (Early 2015 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or newer)
- Mac mini (Late 2012 or newer)
- iMac (Late 2012 or newer)
- iMac Pro (2017)
- Mac Pro (Late 2013 or newer)
How to update?
Open System Preferences and go to Software Update. Click Upgrade Now and follow the onscreen instructions to begin installing macOS Catalina.
Another way is to click on the Apple icon on the upper left corner of the screen and choose About This Mac. Click on Software Update and follow the onscreen instructions.