Apple’s latest desktop operating system, macOS High Sierra, has finally released. Just like previous updates, it’s free to download and available via the Mac App Store. The update comes with lots of under-the-hood refinements. With macOS 10.13 High Sierra, you will get powerful new core storage, an enhanced AFPS file system, a faster browser, stellar graphics, along with better gaming capabilities and VR support.
In order to give your Mac a boost, upgrading to the new High Sierra is a perfect choice. You can download and install macOS High Sierra on any Mac released in mid-2010 and later. You can also get the operating system on compatible MacBooks and iMacs introduced in late 2009. Here’s how to upgrade your Mac to High Sierra.
Download and Install macOS High Sierra
Before you get started, make sure you have backed up your Mac with Time Machine that saves a copy of everything on your device on an hourly, daily, monthly, and weekly basis. Apart from automatic backups, you can also customize the backup process and have your most precious docs and files backed up manually from System Preferences.
- Open the Mac App Store and click on the High Sierra tab. Now, click on the blue Upgrade Now button in the top-right corner. Alternatively, head over to High Sierra page on Mac App Store and click on the Download button
- This is a big file (over 5 gigabytes), so it’ll take some time. Once the download process has completed, the installer will launch
- Click on the Continue arrow to set up the installation of macOS High Sierra. While installing, you’ll be asked about Terms of Service and which hard drive you’d like to install to
- Eventually, you’ll be asked to restart your Mac. Click on the Restart button. You’ll be asked to close all your current programs before installing macOS High Sierra
- Once your Mac restarts, the installation process may take a while. After completion of the process, you can log into your Mac as usual. All of your apps and files will be right there where you left them
- In order to confirm which OS you’re using, click on the Apple logo at the top-right side and then click on the About This Mac option
In case you see the words macOS High Sierra, you’ve performed all the steps correctly. Enjoy the new operating system!
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