Are you ready for macOS Mojave?

Are you ready for macOS Mojave?

Just like with previous versions of macOS, some older Macs will not be supported when macOS Mojave is released on 24 September 2018. The following Macs are compatible with Mojave:

MacBook early 2015 or later
MacBook Air mid 2012 or later
MacBook Pro mid 2012 or later
Mac mini late 2012 or later
iMac late 2012 or later
iMac Pro (all models)
Mac Pro late 2013, as well as mid 2010 or mid 2012 models with a Metal-capable graphics processor, including MSI Gaming Radeon RX 560 and Sapphire Radeon PULSE RX 580

Backup

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Before upgrading, I suggest that all critical files be backed up first. Most macOS upgrades go quite smoothly but there’s always the exception. Time Machine is ideal but iCloud backups of your precious data will also work. This way, if the upgrade fails and you lose access to macOS, then at least you can clean install and recover your files quite easily.

Installation

macOS Mojave will be available via the Mac App Store as a free upgrade to all qualifying Macs. It will be approximately a 5GB download and the installer will launch once the download completes. Follow the on-screen instructions and you’ll have your Mac upgraded in a few minutes.

If you plan to use the downloaded installer on more than one Mac, I suggest that you move the installer to your desktop or somewhere other than the Applications folder to prevent it from being deleted once the upgrade is completed.

Conclusion

 macOS Mojave Stacks feature in action

macOS Mojave Stacks feature in action

macOS Mojave will, as usual, contain several new features as well as the standard performance and security improvements that make it an essential upgrade. I’ll cover these in an upcoming review of macOS Mojave. Will you be upgrading on 24 September 2018 to macOS Mojave or will you wait to make sure that there’s no serious bugs in the initial release before taking the plunge?

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