Apple software updates and new releases are the biggest hotshots of the gadget world. This giant’s periodical software updates release consists of app updates, security checks, features, etc.
Currently, Apple’s most recent update was macOS Catalina 10.15.3 that has been launched with the aim to tenfold the security, reliability and performance of Mac. Therefore, Apple highly recommends it for all users, especially the ones who have been using the previous version already.
A detailed process to MacOS includes:
- Start with selecting the System Preferences from the menu bar of Apple
- Click on ‘Software Update’ to detect if there is any update available on your device. Apple notifies the user about the latest version of software updates available on your iPhone or macOS.
- If available, click on the update ‘New’ button to install the new changes quickly. In case you are curious to learn about the latest updates in detail, click on ‘More Info.’ to read.
- Within a few minutes, a pop-up displaying ‘Mac up to date’ will indicate that the Software has been updated to the latest version. In general, software updates include calendar, iTunes, books, Safari, photos, FaceTime, mail, messages, and other in-built apps in the device.
What about the other apps on the device?
If your macOS has other apps like – keynote, pages, iMovie, numbers, Garageband, etc. then you may need to follow other than these tips to get the updates. Login to the App Store on macOS, click on updates and find out if there is any software or app update available.
In case you don’t want to bear the hassle of manual updating, you can go for automatic updates as well. For this, go to the settings, select “Automatically keep my Mac up to date”, and you are done.
What if I want an earlier update?
There are times when macOS users love hopping on the previous versions of their macOS. Some of the most common and preferred types of macOS versions include – Sierra, EI Capitan, High Sierra, etc.
Here is how to install the previous versions:
- Open ‘App Store’ on Mac
- Click on the ‘Updates’ on the toolbar
- Now, select the ‘update’ button to download and install the specific update from the shown list.
- Soon after this, the App Store would show ‘no more updates’ which reflects that all the Software and apps are updated on your macOS.
Note — These steps are for those who have already updated their macOS to Mojave or later.
Takeaway: MacOS updates are something that everyone keeps their eyes on. Every now and then, Apple launches software updates to streamline the performance and strengthen security measures effectively. As a result, Apple users rarely witness any functional issue. The long-time Apple users may find it easy, but a newbie Apple phone or macOS owner often juggles between the software update processes. In this regard, the above-mentioned steps would help simplify it.