Starting from September 24, Apple’s computers support the newest version of the macOS – 10.14 Mojave. Are you a Mac user, yet the update went over your head? Here’s a quick guide on how to update your Mac.
macOS Mojave is compatible with the following Mac models:
- 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
- Mac Pro (Late 2013; Mid 2010 or Mid 2012 with a Metal capable GPU)
Freeing Up Some Space
You’ll need some room on your Mac to download the update. Apple recommends to free up at least 20GB. Go to thee “About This Mac” menu and find the “Storage” section. There you will see how much free space you have, as well as some tips on how to optimize your storage.
Backing Up Your Mac
Updating the operating system is a complex process, during which failures can occur. An error can lead to the loss of important data stored on the computer, so it is recommended that you create a backup before updating.
This is why your Mac is equipped with the Time Machine utility. If you connect an external drive, the application itself will prompt you to use the disk for backup – just activate the “Encrypt backup disk” checkbox and click on the “Use as backup disk” button. To launch the Time Machine separately, go to the Apple menu> System Preferences> Time Machine.
The application automatically creates copies of the system. To prompt a backup yourself, just select “Create a backup now” in the Time Machine menu.
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