How to Update Your Mac's Operating System to the Latest Version of OS X

How to Update Your Mac's Operating System to the Latest Version of OS X

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These are instructions on how to update the operating system of your Mac to the latest version of OS X.

If you aren't already on OS X 10.9 Mavericks you can upgrade for free by visiting this link.

Mavericks is compatible with:
● iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
● MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
● MacBook Pro (Mid 2007 or newer)
● MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
● Mac Mini (Early 2009 or newer)
● Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
● Xserve (Early 2009)

You can check your version of OS X by select About from the Apple menu at the top left of your screen.

Step One
To check if an update is available for your operating system. Choose Software Update... from the Apple menu at the top left of your screen.
How to Update Your Mac's Operating System to the Latest Version of OS X

Step Two
The Mac App Store will launch, and after searching, it will display a list of updates available. If an update to OS X is available it will read something like OS X Update 10.9.2. Usually a restart required message will accompany the item.

Click the Update button, or if you want to install all the updates available for your computer, click the Update All button.
How to Update Your Mac's Operating System to the Latest Version of OS X

Step Three
A popup will appear warning you that you will need to restart after the download is complete. Make sure you've saved all your work in any open applications and click the Download & Restart button.
How to Update Your Mac's Operating System to the Latest Version of OS X

Step Four
After the download has completed, a notification will popup at the top right of your screen warning you that the computer will restart in one minute.
How to Update Your Mac's Operating System to the Latest Version of OS X

Step Five
Your computer will reboot and the update will be applied.
How to Update Your Mac's Operating System to the Latest Version of OS XHow to Update Your Mac's Operating System to the Latest Version of OS X

Step Six
Once your system has rebooted you will be on the latest version of OS X. You may want to do another Software Update to see if there are any updates that required the latest OS for installation.
How to Update Your Mac's Operating System to the Latest Version of OS X
ghazal - September 22, 2016 at 9:40am
hi, i am currently using OS10.9.5 and i wanted to update it but when i go to appstore there is not software update OS for me and the only thing i can download is SIERRA, is sierra the new OS for macbook? should i install that ?
Dorothy Ripperdan - May 5, 2016 at 6:56pm
We just tried to do a upgrade on our MacBook and it said it was restarting but all we got is the screen saver. We can't get out of it. HELP!
James Smith - July 5, 2014 at 8:39pm
None of this wokrs Apple is horrible. I'm changing to Linux.
John-Scrawn - July 5, 2014 at 9:00pm
Are you trying? You're worse. Linux is more like lisux.
James Smith - July 5, 2014 at 9:11pm
Of course I'm trying. What are you, astoundingly stupid? Linux seem to be far more user friendly than either OSX or any version of Windows. Now, are you ready to further expose your ignorance of all things technical?
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