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Technology MacOS Catalina is here: Download and install it on your Mac

15:46  10 october  2019
15:46  10 october  2019 Source:   cnet.com

Get ready for MacOS Catalina now

Get ready for MacOS Catalina now Catalina is coming from Apple this fall, but you can start making preparations for it now.

Before you download and install any big MacOS update, have a good, current backup of the contents of your Mac 's drive, in case something goes south 1. Head to the Mac App Store, and in the left sidebar tap Updates. If Catalina is available, you should see the new OS listed. You can also search

Apple's macOS Catalina is finally here , and you can install it on your Mac right now , provided your device is new enough to actually install it . Apple Music gives macOS Catalina users access to their entire music libraries regardless of whether the tracks have been downloaded or are being streamed.

Apple's been busy, rolling out the new iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, iPads, its new Apple Arcade gaming service, Apple Watch Series 5 smartwatches and Apple TV Plus. And now, not missing a step, it's released Catalina, the latest verision of the MacOS.

a screen shot of a computer: MacOS Catalina is here. Screenshot Clifford Colby/CNET© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. MacOS Catalina is here. Screenshot Clifford Colby/CNET a screenshot of a computer screen© Screenshot Clifford Colby/CNET

With Catalina, Applereplaces the iTunes app with three separate apps: Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV. Perhaps just as useful, the revision lets Mac users run iPad apps they can download through the Mac App Store and use an iPad as a second screen, much in the way you might use a monitor. And with Catalina, Mac users can now check out Apple Arcade.

Apple confirms iOS 13 Reminders will be fixed with macOS Catalina rollout

  Apple confirms iOS 13 Reminders will be fixed with macOS Catalina rollout iOS 13 came out a couple of weeks ago, but one thing you may have noticed is that Reminders no longer sync with Macs. Apple has confirmed that Reminders will not sync until the release of the newest version of macOS. The new version of Reminders for iPhone impressed us with its improvements in iOS 13.1. However, to sync Reminders between an iPhone and a Mac requires macOS 10.15, a.k.a. Catalina, which isn't due to release until the coming weeks. "Upgraded reminders aren't compatible with earlier versions of iOS and macOS," Apple says on its support site.

Before you download and install the MacOS update, make sure that switching to Catalina is as smooth as possible. If you're a Mac user, you probably have an Apple ID. If not, get one as you will most likely need it during the installation process of Catalina and logging in to iCloud.

After downloading macOS Catalina and installing from the Mac App Store, some people have seen the installation process stop right at the "Setting Hold down the power button on your Mac until it turns off, and then power it back on. Based on reports from MacRumors readers, this fix will send you

If you can't wait to get your hands on Apple's new Mac OS, here's how to download Catalina and install it.

a screenshot of a computer screen: Catalina will bring updated music and photos apps. Screenshot Clifford Colby/CNET© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Catalina will bring updated music and photos apps. Screenshot Clifford Colby/CNET

Check you can run Catalina

First, before you get started, check that you can install the new OS. Catalina's hardware requirements remain the same as for MacOS Mojave, the current version of the OS, so if you can run Mojave, you can run Catalina. Here are the Macs 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 which Mac you have, from the Apple menu, choose About This Mac. The Overview tab displays which Mac you have.

macOS Catalina is available to download today

  macOS Catalina is available to download today It's happening a little later in the season than usual, but Apple's latest version of macOS is available to download today. Catalina arrives on the heels of iOS 13, which saw several back-to-back updates after an initially rough launch. For what it's worth, I've been using successive versions of the Catalina beta as my daily driver for months now and can assure you that the latest build is stable enough to safely install. Engadget will publish aEngadget will publish a full review of the software soon. The reason we're waiting: A couple of key features won't be available to try out until the finished OS ships today.

Before you download and install any big MacOS update, have a good, current backup of the contents of your Mac 's drive, in case something goes south 1. Head to the Mac App Store, and in the left sidebar tap Updates. If Catalina is available, you should see the new OS listed. You can also search

After macOS Catalina is finished downloading , you will be prompted to install the software automatically. Click on Continue. To keep your Mac 's data from getting corrupted by a beta operating system, you can partition your Mac 's hard drive to run macOS Catalina in tandem with your current

Before you install Catalina...

Before you download and install the MacOS update, ensure the move to Catalina goes as smoothly as possible.

Make a backup. Before you download and install any big MacOS update, have a good, current backup of the contents of your Mac's drive, in case something goes south during the installation or afterward and you need to revert back. You can either use the Mac's built-in Time Machine backup utility or grab a Mac backup app like Carbon Copy Cloner.

Know your Apple ID. If you're a Mac user, you probably have an Apple ID. If not, get one, because you'll most likely need it during the Catalina setup process and logging into iCloud.

Check your free storage space. The download is big -- around 6.5GB -- and Apple said you should probably have about 20GB of free storage space to install Catalina.

Update your apps. With Catalina, Apple is turning off support for 32-bit apps. What that means is, if you have an older app you still use -- say, Microsoft Office 11 for Mac -- check that you have a 64-bit version of the app before you move to Catalina. If not, you'll either have to find a replacement or stick with your current MacOS so you can keep using the software.

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

  MacOS Catalina is now out: How to download and install on your Mac Apple just released MacOS 10.15 Catalina. Here's how to get the new MacOS.With Catalina, Apple replaces the iTunes app with three separate apps: Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV. Perhaps just as useful, the revision lets Mac users run iPad apps they can download through the Mac App Store and use an iPad as a second screen, much in the way you might use a monitor. And with Catalina, Mac users can now check out Apple Arcade.

Here are the Macs that meet the requirements Before you download and install any big MacOS update, have a good, current backup of the contents of your Mac 's drive, in 1. Head to the Mac App Store, and in the left sidebar tap Updates. If Catalina is available, you should see the new OS listed.

Downloading MacOS Catalina requires visiting the Mac App Store first, then System requirements for installing MacOS Catalina include having sufficient free disk space (aim for about 15GB free to complete the installation ), and having a Mac which supports MacOS Catalina , which is basically any Mac computer If you aren’t sure how old your Mac is, you can check when the Mac was made here .

Ready? Download and install

After you've completed your preparations, you're ready to download and install Catalina.

1. Head to the Mac App Store, and in the left sidebar tap Updates. If Catalina is available, you should see the new OS listed. You can also search for "Catalina" in the store if you don't see it. If that doesn't work, from the Apple menu, choose About This Mac and tap Software Update to see if it appears. If you still don't see it, Apple may be doing a staggered update, so be patient while it rolls out.

2. Tap the Update -- or Get -- button to download the update.

3. Step through the installation prompts to complete the installation.

For more on Catalina, see our list of five favorite MacOS 10.15 things as well as all the games you can play in Apple Arcade.

Originally published earlier this summer. Updated with new information.

MacOS Catalina is here: Download and install it now on your Mac .
Everything you need to know about Apple’s new MacOS 10.15 before you install it on your Mac.With Catalina, Applereplaces the iTunes app with three separate apps: Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV. Perhaps just as useful, the revision lets Mac users run iPad apps they can download through the Mac App Store and use an iPad as a second screen, much in the way you might use a monitor. And with Catalina, Mac users can now check out Apple Arcade.

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