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MacOS Catalina is out now: How to download and install on your Mac

Mac’s been caught up with, revealing the new iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, iPads, its new Apple Arcade gaming administration, Apple Watch Series 5 smartwatches and Apple TV Plus. What’s more, presently, not missing a stage, it’s discharged Catalina, the most recent verision of the MacOS.

With Catalina, Apple replaces the iTunes application with three separate apps: Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV. Maybe similarly as valuable, the correction gives Mac clients a chance to run iPad applications they can download through the Mac App Store and use an iPad as a subsequent screen, much in the manner in which you may utilize a screen. What’s more, with Catalina, Mac clients would now be able to look at Apple Arcade.

In the event that you can hardly wait to get your hands on Apple’s new Mac OS, here’s the way to download Catalina and introduce it.

Check you can run Catalina

In the first place, before you begin, watch that you can introduce the new OS. Catalina’s equipment prerequisites continue as before with respect to MacOS Mojave, the present form of the OS, so on the off chance that you can run Mojave, you can run Catalina. Here are the Macs that meet the prerequisites:

MacBook 2015 and later

MacBook Air 2012 or later

MacBook Pro 2012 or later

Macintosh Mini 2012 or later

iMac 2012 or later

iMac Pro 2017 or later

Macintosh Pro 2013 or later

To check which Mac you have, from the Apple menu, pick About This Mac. The Overview tab shows which Mac you have.

Before you introduce Catalina…

Before you download and introduce the MacOS update, guarantee the transition to Catalina goes as easily as would be prudent.

Make a reinforcement. Before you download and introduce any enormous MacOS update, have a decent, current reinforcement of the substance of your Mac’s drive, on the off chance that something goes south during the establishment or subsequently and you have to return. You can either utilize the Mac’s worked in Time Machine reinforcement utility or snatch a Mac reinforcement application like Carbon Copy Cloner.

Know your Apple ID. In case you’re a Mac client, you most likely have an Apple ID. If not, get one, since you’ll in all likelihood need it during the Catalina arrangement procedure and signing into iCloud.

Check your free extra room. The download is huge – around 6.5GB – and Apple said you ought to most likely have about 20GB of free extra room to introduce Catalina.

Update your applications. With Catalina, Apple is killing help for 32-piece applications. This means, on the off chance that you have a more seasoned application despite everything you use – say, Microsoft Office 11 for Mac – – check that you have a 64-piece adaptation of the application before you move to Catalina. If not, you’ll either need to discover a supplanting or stick with your current MacOS so you can continue utilizing the product.

Are you game? Download and introduce

After you’ve finished your arrangements, you’re prepared to download and introduce Catalina.

1. Head to the Mac App Store, and in the left sidebar tap Updates. In the event that Catalina is accessible, you should see the new OS recorded. You can likewise scan for “Catalina” in the store on the off chance that you don’t see it. On the off chance that that doesn’t work, from the Apple menu, pick About This Mac and tap Software Update to check whether it shows up. In the event that despite everything you don’t see it, Apple might do a stunned update, so be quiet while it takes off.

2. Tap the Update – or Get – catch to download the update.

3. Venture through the establishment prompts to finish the establishment.

For additional on Catalina, see our rundown of five most loved MacOS 10.15 things just as every one of the games you can play in Apple Arcade.

Initially distributed before this late spring. Refreshed with new data.

 

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