How to update your Mac?

Updating macOS and its software is the best way to keep your Mac running at peak performance. In addition, it allows you to install the latest features, with Apple constantly improving its operating systems.

Unlike Windows, macOS updates are free. The only requirement is to make sure that your computer is compatible: roughly speaking, with less than six or seven years of service, any Mac is eligible for the latest versions of macOS. Before performing this tutorial, make sure that your Mac is one of the models compatible with the version you want to install (example: list of models compatible with macOS Mojave).

Update your version of macOS

  1. Open theApp Store by clicking on the apple menu at the top left of the screen.

  2. Check for the latest version of macOS (here macOS Mojave).

  3. When on the latest version of macOS page, click the button Obtain or on the button Downloading (shaped like a cloud).

  4. Click on Continue.

  5. Click on Accept to validate the user agreement.

  6. Click on Installer.

  7. Last step, enter your mot de passe to validate the installation. Then click on Add utility.

Update your Mac software

  1. Open theApp Store by clicking on the menu Apple at the top left of the screen.

  2. Click on Updates dans la colonne de gauche.

  3. Click on Update all.

Last advice: It is strongly recommended that you create a save point before updating, so as not to risk losing your personal files.

Find other tutorials on Mac:
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  • How to reset Mac OS?
  • How do I force software to quit on Mac?
  • How to take a screenshot on Mac?
  • How to activate or deactivate the guest session on my Mac?
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