Check your Mac is compatible against the list below, and ensure you have enough memory and storage to handle the new update.
Mojave should take up around 2GB of memory and 14.36GB of storage
- Check how much you’ve got left by clicking on the Apple icon () in the upper left hand corner of the screen and selecting About This Mac.
- The most important thing to do before making any changes to your hard drive is to back it up. Make sure you do this through Time Machine, iCloud or your preferred external storage device.
- If your Mac is currently running OS X El Capitan v10.11.5 or above, Mojave will download automatically in the background once it’s available. A notification will crop up in the upper right of the screen, where you’ll be able to select Install.
- If you’re running an older version, you can download Mojave directly from the Mac App Store. Open the App Store app and either search for ‘Mojave’ or visit the Mojave page directly once it’s live. Click download, open the installer and click continue to complete the download.
Is my Mac compatible?
If you have the following model of Mac, you can download and install macOS Mojave:
- MacBook (Early 2015 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or newer)
- Mac mini (Late 2012 or newer)
- iMac (Late 2012 or newer)
- iMac Pro (2017)
- Mac Pro (Late 2013, plus mid-2010 and mid-2012 models with recommended Metal-capable GPU)
If your Mac is older than any of the models listed above, it isn’t compatible with macOS Mojave.
In order to use features like phone calling from your Mac, Handoff, Auto Unlock, Camera Continuity, and Apple Pay on the Web, you’ll want to make sure you have an iPhone 6 or newer running iOS 10 or later or an Apple Watch running watchOS 3 or later.
These devices aren’t necessary to use Mojave, but they are necessary to use the Continuity features between macOS, iOS, and watchOS.