How to install macOS Big Sur update on your Mac

At Apple’s “One More Thing” event the company revealed its next generation of the desktop operating systems called macOS Big Sur to begin rolling out on all compatible Mac from November 12. All users who want to upgrade to the latest macOS Big Sur can download the beta version.  At the event the tech giant as well launched three new Mac models; the Macbook Pro 13-inch MacBook Air and Mac Mini powered by Apple’s in-house ARM-based M1 chipset.

macOS Big Sur is a huge and vital software release for Mac users by Apple as it allows support for the Apple Silicon-based Macs plus the recently launched MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13-inch, and the Mac Mini. The most recent macOS version as well arrives with support for universal apps which are mainly built to operate on the new Apple Silicon and also the Intel x86 based Macs. Apple made it known that Big Sur will also support iOS and iPadOS apps natively. 

Furthermore, macOS Big Sur also arrives packaged with a lot of other upgrades such as new Messages and Mail apps design, updated Safari, updated Notification Center, new widgets, and a lot more.

How to Update your Mac to macOS Big Sur

 To check for the update:

  • Click on the Apple logo to be found at the top left corner of your MacBook’s screen.
  • Then click on the About option.
  • Then go ahead and click on the Check for updates option.

Please note that, if there’s an update available for you it will show up and if there’s no update yet for your MacBook you should follow the above steps again.  Once the update is available just go ahead and click on the install option.

macOS Big Sur compatible devices

The MacBook 2015 and later

MacBook Air late 2013 and later

MacBook Pro late 2013 and later

Mac Mini 2014 and later

iMac 2014 and later

iMac Pro 2017 and later

Mac Pro 2013 and later


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Olamilekan Adebanji

Olamilekan Adebanji is a lover of tech and a content writer at wapmastazone

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