How to check Mac, iMac, Mini or MacBook for MacOS Updates

It is vitally important to keep Apple’s Mac, iMac and Macbook Operating System (MacOS) and Apps updated to avoid security and compatibility issues with Apple Devices and Apple computers. Updating the MacOS operating system fixes many common issues on iMac’s, Macbooks and Mac mini’s Backup before Updating Updates can corrupt your data so it is vital you backup your data before attempting any upgrade. See the following guides. How to backup and iMac How to backup a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro How to backup a Mac Mini How to check for MacOS/OSx updates – using “About This Mac” or “System Preferences” About This Mac System Preferences 1. About This Mac The easiest one by far is by clicking on the black Apple icon in the top left of any Mac and then selecting “About This Mac” This will take you to the “App Store” where available updates (if any) will be shown to you. 2. System Preferences Or by going through “System Preferences” And selecting “App Store” App Store – Checks for available Updates If there are NO updates available, you will be greeted my a similar message as below: If updates ARE AVAILABLE, you will encounter a message like the following, which may give you the choice of installing a major update such as Catalina, Mojave or El Capitan, Sierra or High Sierra Or you may be offered updates to individual programs such as Safari or Mail or in this case “the Unarchiver” It is very important to keep Apple’s Operating System (OSx) and Apps updated to avoid security and compatibilities with iPhones and iPads.   If you need assistance in checking the above and performing the updates, give us a call on 08 6118 2601 and make an appointment to come and see us. Prices for our Mac OS health-check and backup service for Apple devices starts at $39 for a 15 minute session.   Need more help? Covid-19 Update: Business as usual for workshop repairs, remote support and onsite support. If you live in Western Australia, and you need any kind of computer help, please bring your computer to us at 315 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, Western Australia or call us out. You can email us at or call: 08 6118 2601  For instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page   Tags: about this mac, apple, Apple App Store, backup, catalina, el capitan, help, high sierra, iMac, iPad, iphone, mac, mac os, mac virus, macbook, Macbook Pro, macintosh, macOS, mojave, OSx, OSx Update, osx updates, Safari, self help, software update, system preferences