Updating operating system software

Here are the steps you should go through when updating your Mac to the latest version of Mac OS. We also cover how to update your Mac with the more minor updates to the operating system that Apple issues throughout the year at the bottom of this article.If it's just an update to the current version of the Mac OS you need to install jump to this section: Install an update to Mac OS If you want to know how to update your apps on your Mac, read this: How to update all your Mac apps.Apple issues a major update to its Mac operating system once a year, previewing it at WWDC in June, and issuing the final version in September, usually.

You can read all about the latest version of Mac OS, along with details of the latest point updates and any known issues, here: Mac OS High Sierra latest news: current version, updates, betas, and new features.

To get mac OS High Sierra on your Mac you need to do the following: Luckily the download happens in the background, so you can continue to work or surf the web.

Once the installer has downloaded you are ready to install the mac OS software on your Mac.

It's not just Apple developers who get to try out the new software - if you would like to be a public beta tester your can find out more about that scheme here: How to get the latest Mac OS beta.

If you'd like to find out a bit more about mac OS High Sierra before downloading it, read our comparison ofmac OS Sierra vs High Sierra to find out how it compares to the previous version. Following WWDC in June Apple issued a beta of High Sierra - we expect that the same will happen with mac OS 10.14.

You can find out more about the system requirements for mac OS here.

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