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Apple first unveiled its macOS High Sierra software at last year’s annual developer conference and it began rolling out to Mac devices in the Fall.
But it wasn’t the huge overhaul many of us were expecting, which would normally see Apple create a completely new name to go along with the software’s raft of new features. Instead, Apple merely added an adjective to its previous version; macOS Sierra became macOS High Sierra.
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You could be forgiven in thinking this meant the update itself was mild, but far from it. High Sierra was the most significant update to macOS for years and that’s because Apple dumped its long-standing file system HFS+, switching to the more modern, all 64-bit Apple File System (APFS).
As with anything new – you’ll need to be careful with your personal files before updating to macOS High Sierra, but the software has had a number of updates since it was released so you’re good to go.
How to download macOS High Sierra
- Make sure you perform a Time Machine backup before starting.
- Once your backup is done, head over to the App Store and search for “macOS High Sierra”.
- Click “Get” and then select “Download” to begin downloading macOS.
- Your Mac will then tell you once the install file has downloaded and should automatically initiate the installation.
- From here, follow the instructions, selecting the main drive you want to install macOS on and agreeing to the terms and conditions.
- Your Mac will then begin to restart and install macOS. It may restart several times during this process, but it shouldn’t take much longer than half an hour to an hour to complete.
- Once the installation process is finished, you’ll be asked to log back in to Apple’s cloud services and the setup can complete.
- Congratulations, you’re now running macOS High Sierra.