macOS Mojave: new features, compatible Macs and how to prepare your Mac before installing it, we take stock

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MacOS Mojave introduces a few new features and improvements to your Mac. The batteries will help you keep a tidy desktop while the dark mode and dynamic wallpaper will make it more comfortable to use. Those upgrading to macOS Mojave will also find a new screenshot tool, improved Finder, and Safari preferences. These are just a few of the new features in macOS Mojave. 

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Before the arrival of MacOS Mojave in final version this Monday, September 24 at around 19 p.m. here is what we advise you to prepare your machine for the update. 

Compatible Macs 

The first thing to do is to check if your Mac is eligible for the new OS. Mojave is compatible with Macs released from mid-2012 as well as 2010 and 2012 Mac Pros with GPUs that support Metal.
In summary, the models compatible with MacOS Mojave are:

  • MacBook Pro: Mid 2012 and later
  • MacBook Air: mid-2012 and later
  • MacBook: all models
  • iMac Pro: all models
  • iMac: late 2012 and later
  • Mac Mini: Late 2012 and later
  • Mac Pro: Late 2013 and later, plus mid 2010 and mid 2012 models with Metal-capable GPUs

To check the vintage of your Mac, click the Apple icon in the upper left corner, then click About This Mac. Under the operating system at the top of the window, you'll see your model year next to its name.

Make room for Mojave

Even if you have plenty of space on your Mac's hard drive, we recommend using any update as an excuse to clean up a bit. Delete old apps or files you don't need, or move some folders and files to the cloud via iCloud Drive (or your favorite cloud storage service) or an external drive. This is one of the best ways to speed up your Mac.



Save before updating

Before performing a major operation like installing a new OS, you should always perform a system backup to protect your data. If the installation goes wrong, you wouldn't want to lose important documents along with your photo and music libraries. Fortunately, Macs include a tool that makes backups easier: Time Machine. If you haven't configured Time Machine yet, we can only recommend that you do so.

 

Download and install

MacOS Mojave is available for free as an update through the Mac App Store. To get it, open the Mac App Store and click on the Updates tab. macOS Mojave should be listed at the top of the list after its release around 19 p.m. Click the Update button to download the update.


You can also click the Apple icon in the top left of the screen, click About This Mac, then click the Software Update button, which opens the Mac App Store app and prompts it to check the update. You can track your download progress on the Purchased tab of the Mac App Store.

Once Mojave has finished downloading, just follow the installation wizard instructions to install it.

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