Upgrading your Mac software is a good way of ensuring you’re system is not only up to date, but has the latest features, security updates and access to the latest apps.

Follow the steps below to see if you can upgrade your Mac software.


1. Check if your hardware is compatible

About-this-mac-menu-guideYou need to make sure that your computer is capable of running the new software.

To check this, click on the Apple Icon in the top left of your screen, then click on About This Mac.

The following devices are compatible:

  • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)

2. Check your current software

about-this-mac-screenshotNow you need to check to make sure your current operating system is eligible to upgrade to the latest version (currently OS X Yosemite). You’ll find this info underneath the serial number. Below is a list of software you can upgrade from.

  • OS X Snow Leopard (v10.6.8)
  • OS X Lion (v10.7)
  • OS X Mountain Lion (v10.8)
  • OS X Mavericks (v10.9)

3. Install OS X Yosemite 

If you’ve done the two steps above and everything checks out, you can visit the app store and start downloading your new software. Click here to visit the app store.

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