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With , with three separate apps: , Apple Podcasts and Perhaps just as useful, the revision lets they can download through the Mac App Store and use an as a second screen, much in the way you might use a monitor. And with Catalina, Mac users can now check out .
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If you can't wait to get your hands on Apple's new Mac OS, here's how to download Catalina and install it.
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:
- 2015 and later
- 2012 or later
- 2012 or later
- 2012 or later
- 2012 or later
- 2017 or later
- 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.
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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 or grab a Mac backup app like ., 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
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 aboutto install Catalina.
Update your apps. With Catalina, Apple is turning off 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.. What that means is, if you have an older app you still use -- say, -- check that
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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, 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 as well as in Apple Arcade.
Originally published earlier this summer. Updated with new information.
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