Catalimãng cầu is the lathử nghiệm build of Apple’s Mac operating system, version 10.15. Released in October 2019, it’s packed with plenty of new features Mac owners should love sầu, like spreading cloud-based truyền thông media across focus apps (bye-bye iTunes), second-screen tư vấn for iPads, tư vấn for iPad-like apps, và more.

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Mac owners should consider upgrading lớn the lachạy thử version on a security cấp độ at the very least, just lượt thích Windows. And just like Windows 10, upgrading lớn the lathử nghiệm version is completely không tính tiền. You can grab Catalina simply by loading the Mac’s App Store — the only cost is your time và bandwidth.

Below, you’ll find our easy step-by-step instructions on how to lớn tải về MacOS Catalina 10.15.

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Step 1: Chechồng that your Mac is compatible

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First, make sure your Mac can run Catalina. Apple provides a handy list of compatible Macs, but here we summarize the list:

MacBook phiên bản Pro from mid-2012 onwardMacBook Air from mid-2012 onward12-inch MacBook from early 2015 onwardiMac Pro from 2017 onwardiMac from late 2012 onwardMac Mini from late 2012 onwardMac Pro from late 2013 onward

Step 2: Back up your Mac

If you have sầu anything important on your Mac, we recommkết thúc backing it up khổng lồ an external drive sầu or cloud storage service. Updating to a new version carries some risk of running into problems during installation. If you already backed everything up, reverting to the old install is quichồng và easy.

If you need help backing up your Mac, follow our step-by-step instructions published in a separate article.

Step 3: Open the Mac App Store

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Now that your Mac is safely backed up, launch the Apple Mac App Store by clicking the xanh “A” ibé parked on your Mac’s Doông chồng. Alternatively, you can cliông xã the Apple icon located in the top left corner và select App Store on the drop-down menu.

Once the store opens, cliông chồng the tìm kiếm bar in the top-left corner and type “MacOS Catalimãng cầu.” Press return & cliông xã the entry for Catalina to load its sản phẩm page.

Alternatively, you can cliông chồng the links below and it should launch the Catalina product page within the App Store:

Get MacOS Catalina

Step 4: Download MacOS Catalina

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When you’re ready, clichồng the blue Get button khổng lồ download the MacOS Catalimãng cầu installer (8.16GB). Depending on your internet connection, this may take a while, so be patient. Once it’s finished, the installer launches automatically.

Note: If you’re installing Catalimãng cầu on a MacBook, we recommend plugging in the power cord if you haven’t already. You don’t want a dead battery khổng lồ interrupt your install, as this can seriously corrupt your data.

Step 5: Run the installer

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With the installer loaded, follow the on-screen prompts to lớn install MacOS Catalina. If you’d rather install the new update to a different partition than the mặc định choice, select Show all disks when presented with the option. Choose the target partition before continuing.

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Once you finally click Install, your Mac may restart several times during the installation. You’ll see a blank screen và a progress bar as well. This is all fine và expected, so don’t worry.

The installation is complete when you see the MacOS Catalina login page. Congrats and have fun!