If you are looking for a way to download macOS software for your Mac, you have come to the right place. In this article, we will show you how to download current or previous versions of the Mac operating system using different methods. Whether you want to update, upgrade, or reinstall macOS, we have got you covered.
Why Download macOS Software?
Downloading macOS software can have many benefits for your Mac. Here are some of the reasons why you might want to download macOS software:
To keep your Mac secure, stable, and compatible with the latest features and apps.
To fix any issues or bugs that might be affecting your Mac's performance.
To access new features and improvements that come with each macOS version.
To restore your Mac to its original state or factory settings.
To install macOS on a new or different Mac.
How to Download macOS Software Using Software Update
The easiest and fastest way to download macOS software is to use Software Update. This method will show you only the upgrades that are compatible with your Mac and require less storage space to download and install. Here are the steps to follow:
Click the Apple menu and choose System Preferences.
Click Software Update.
If there is a new version of macOS available, click Update Now. If you don't see any update, click Check for Updates.
Wait for the download to complete and follow the onscreen instructions to install macOS.
How to Download macOS Software Using the App Store or Your Browser
If you want to download a specific version of macOS that is not available in Software Update, you can use the App Store or your browser. This method will allow you to download older or newer versions of macOS that might not be compatible with your Mac or the currently installed macOS. However, this method might need more storage space to download and install the macOS software. Here are the steps to follow:
Click on one of the links below to open the App Store page for that macOS version. These links are from Apple Support.
High Sierra 10.13 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/macos-high-sierra/id1246284741?mt=12
In the App Store, click the Get button to start downloading the macOS installer.
After downloading to your Applications folder, the installer will open automatically. Follow the onscreen instructions to install macOS.
If you want to download even older versions of macOS that are not available in the App Store, you can use your browser. These versions are in disk image (.dmg) files that contain the installer (.pkg) files. Here are the steps to follow:
Click on one of the links below to download a disk image (.dmg) file for that macOS version. These links are from 06063cd7f5