MacOS Catalina out: how to download and install

Apple has just released macOS 10.15 Catalina, we’ll show you how to update your MacBook or iMac to a new version

Evgeniy Opanasenko

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MacOS Catalina вышла: как скачать и установить

MacOS 10.15 Catalina available for update starting today

In the summer the presentation, Apple announced the next version of macOS 10.15 Catalina for MacBook and iMac. Now 4 months later and eight beta versions, the new operating system has received the status of a full release and ready to install. Apple somehow decided to date the release of a new version of the operating system, calling only vague terms, and according to rumors it was to be held last week. Below we will tell you how to install macOS Catalina on your Apple computer.

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Catalina will be no more traditional app iTunes, instead, he went three different programs: Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV. The function of a Sidecar will allow you to turn your iPad into a secondary display for Mac with support for Apple Pencil. Together with Catalina macOS Mac users can now try a paid game Apple Arcade, who last month became available for iPhone and iPad.

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How to upgrade MacBook and iMac to macOS 10.15 Catalina

Before you begin, make sure your MacBook or iMac is still relevant for the update. Hardware requirements at Catalina are the same as for macOS 10.14 Mojave, the current version of the operating system, so if you can run the Mojave, you can run Catalina. Here are the Mac that meet the requirements:

  • MacBook 2015 and later
  • MacBook Air 2012 or later
  • MacBook Pro 2012 or later
  • Mac Mini 2012 or later
  • iMac 2012 or later
  • iMac Pro 2017 or later
  • Mac Pro 2013 or later

To check what your Mac, choose Apple menu > “About this Mac”. The summary tab shows what your Mac.

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Also before updating it is highly desirable to make a backup in case something will go wrong during or after installation. You can use the built-in Mac backup utility Time Machine or download an app to backup a Mac like Carbon Copy Cloner. Also, make sure that the internal drive has enough free space. Despite the fact that the update takes slightly more than 8 GB, Apple says that you should have about 20 GB free space to install Catalina.

MacOS Catalina вышла: как скачать и установить

How to install update macOS 10.15 Catalina

Once the preparations are complete, you can download and install macOS Catalina.

  1. Go to Apple menu select “About this Mac” and click “Update”, the operating system will show that macOS Catalina ready to upgrade. If updates are not, but your PC is good, maybe Apple is doing a rolling update, so wait until it appear from day to day.
  2. Click “Refresh” or “Get” button to download the update.
  3. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.

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