macOS download: Steps to upgrade to macOS Big Sur


macOS download: Steps to upgrade to macOS Big Sur

Big Sur is the latest but also the greatest Mac software update. It comes with a refined new design, streamlined apps, refreshed dock, all new Safari, and many other improvements. If you want to download and install the latest macOS version, keep reading. That’s exactly what we are going to show you here.

Before we move to the steps, keep in mind that some Macs can’t support the latest version. These are compatible devices:

  • MacBook — 2015 and later.
  • MacBook Air — 2013 and later.
  • MacBook Pro — Late 2013 and later.
  • Mac Mini — 2014 and later.
  • iMac — 2014 and later.
  • iMac Pro — 2017 and later (all models).
  • Mac Pro — 2013 and later.

See also: How To Free Up Space On Mac For macOS Big Sur Update

How to download and install macOS Big Sur

If you are using an app and working on something, make sure to save your progress – once the macOS is downloaded and installed, your Mac will restart. To get the latest version, follow the steps below:

  • Click on the Apple icon located in the top-left
  • Next, in a drop-down menu, click on System Preferences
  • Click Software Update
  • Click Update Now.

The macOS Big Sur will be downloaded and installed, and your Mac will restart.

 

Enable Automatic updates

As you can see, downloading and installing the latest macOS version requires just a few clicks, but there is also an option to automatically keep your device up to date. And if that’s something you want to do, follow the steps below:

  • Click on the Apple icon located in the top-left
  • Next, in a drop-down menu, click on System Preferences
  • Click Software Update
  • Find the option Automatically keep my Mac up to date and tick the box

When the next version becomes available, updates will be downloaded and installed automatically.

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