macOS Mojave Released: Here’s How To Update Your MacBook Right Now


As announced on the September 12 Gather Round event, Apple has released macOS Mojave; it’s the latest MacOS version.

macOS Mojave is the fifteenth major update of MacOS and brings several new features to the delight of MacBook users. Some of the headlining features are a new dark mode, desktop stacks to keep your desktop de-cluttered, Safari favicons, dynamic desktop, and a new screenshot tool.

On the security front, Apple has introduced massive improvements in macOS Mojave. It will block ad trackers on Safari and will also deny your personal information to websites that use buttons and comments field cookies to track you.

Now that the Apple has released MacOS Mojave 10.14, it’s time to update your MacBooks to the latest OS.

macOS Mojave Compatibility

If you are looking forward to update your MacBook to the latest MacOS, then make sure that your MacBook is compatible with it.

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

Create Backup Before Updating

Before you proceed with the update, ensure that you take a backup of the data stored in your MacBook using Time Machine which is Mac’s own backup app. You need to connect an external drive to store your data if you are taking a backup via Time Machine.

Alternatively, you can also manually transfer your important files to another location and them paste them manually once the update is done.

How To Update MacBook To macOS Mojave?

  1. Click on  icon and tap on System Preferences from there.
  2. Now choose Software Update option from there, and a popup will open that will start checking the update is available for your MacBook or not.
  3. If Apple has released the macOS update in your region, then you will see a pending update. Click on Update, and it will begin downloading. Ensure that you have the required free memory on your device.
  4. Once the update has been downloaded, click on Install. Your MacBook will restart once in the process, and the update will be installed.

Since this is the first stable update of macOS, you can expect some bugs and app crashes. If you do not want to be bothered by the bugs, you can wait for some time until a few bug fixes are released by Apple after receiving user feedbacks.

Do you like the new macOS Mojave? Express your views in the comments section.

Also Read: Why iPhone Xr Is Apple’s Most Important Release This Year?
Anmol Sachdeva

Anmol Sachdeva

Anmol is a tech journalist who handles reportage of cybersecurity and Apple and OnePlus devices at Fossbytes. He's an ambivert who is striving hard to appease existential crisis by eating, writing, and scrolling through memes.
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