How to Upgrade Your Mac to macOS Sierra

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Officially released on September 21, macOS Sierra 10.12 is the latest version of Mac operating system. It comes with great improvements and new features, and it also fix crucial flaws of previous OS. Mac users can get it for free using the Mac App Store.

It is suggested to upgrade to macOS Sierra. Before upgrading, you can back up your Mac with Time machine, and make sure your Mac is compatible with macOS Sierra. To run macOS Sierra, you will need at least 2GB of memory and 8GB of storage space, and the requirements of Mac model and version of OS X are listed below:

Some older devices that are compatible may not support certain features in macOS Sierra, and the hardware might be incapable to run the latest operating system smoothly. It is your choice whether to upgrade your Mac. Anyway, if you are running Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, or El Capitan, you can install Sierra by these steps:

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  • Launch App Store from the Dock, Launchpad, or Apple Menu.
  • Click on the Updates tab in the top menu, and click on the Download/Install button on the macOS Sierra in the Software Update to start download/ installation.
  • When the installer opens, click on Continue and follow on-screen prompts.

Once the download is completed, you can find the installer named macOS Sierra from your Applications folder. Your Mac might restart several times during the installation.

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Are you ready to update macOS Sierra? What new features do you like most? Welcome to share your idea with us. If you have problems in using Mac apps, you can get more tutorials and solutions (e.g. how to uninstall GarageBand) in the website.

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