How do I update my Mac to latest version?

How to update macOS on your Mac
  1. Go to Apple menu. Open the Apple menu in the top-left corner of the screen.
  2. Select Software Update option. Click About This Mac, then click Software Update in the window that opens.
  3. Check for available macOS updates. The System Preferences will appear and search for new macOS updates.

Why can’t I update my Mac?

The single most common reason your Mac won’t update is lack of space. For instance, if you’re upgrading from macOS Sierra or later to macOS Big Sur, this update requires 35.5 GB, but if you’re upgrading from a much earlier release, you’ll need 44.5 GB of available storage.

Can you update an old MacBook?

So if you have an older MacBook and don’t want to pony up for the new one, the happy news is there are easy ways to update your MacBook and prolong its lifespan. With some hardware add-ons and special tricks, you’ll have it running like it just came fresh out of the box.

How do I manually update my Mac?

To manually update your Mac, open the System Preferences dialog box from the Apple menu, and then click “Software Update.” All available updates are listed in the Software Update dialog box. Check each update to apply, click the “Install” button and enter the administrator username and password to allow the updates.