MacOS Catalina is coming in October, Apple discreetly uncovered on its Catalina site following Apple’s occasion Tuesday. Or maybe more loudly, Apple additionally revealed the new iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, iPads, Apple Arcade, Apple Watch Series 5 smartwatches and Apple TV Plus.
In Catalina, Apple will supplant the iTunes application with three separate apps: Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV. Similarly as helpful, the revision gives Mac clients a chance to run iPad applications they can download through the Mac App Store and use an iPad a subsequent screen, same like in the manner you might use a monitor.
While we sit tight for the free Catalina update, you can do a touch of preparation now to make sure the installation goes as smoothly as possible when it is accessible.
Check you can run Catalina
While Catalina brings a boatload of upgrades, its hardware requirements continue as before concerning MacOS Mojave, the present version of the OS. So if you can run Mojave, you can run Catalina. Here are the Macs that meet the requirements:
- MacBook 2015 and later
- MacBook Air 2012 or later
- MacBook Pro 2012 or later
- Mac Mini 2012 or later
- iMac 2012 or later
- iMac Pro 2017 or later
- Mac Pro 2013 or later
To check which Mac you have, from the Apple menu, pick About This Mac. The Overview tab displays which Mac you have.
Before you install Catalina…
Before you download and install the MacOS update, you can make a few arrangements to ensure the move to Catalina goes as easily as could be expected under the circumstances.
Make a backup. Before you download and install the MacOS update, have a decent, current backup of the substance of your Mac’s drive, in the event that something goes south during the establishment or subsequently and you have to return. You can either use the Mac’s worked in Time Machine back up utility or get a Mac backup application like Carbon Copy Cloner.
Know your Apple ID. If you are a Mac user, you most likely have an Apple ID. If not, get one, since you’ll undoubtedly require it during the Catalina arrangement procedure and signing into iCloud.
Check your free storage space.The download is enormous – around 6.5GB – and Apple said you should presumably have about 20GB of free extra room to install Catalina.
Update your apps. With Catalina, Apple is killing help for 32-bit applications. This means, if you have a more seasoned application regardless you use – state, Microsoft Office 11 for Mac – check that you have a 64-bit form of the application before you move to Catalina.
To check for 32-bit applications, pick About This Mac from the Apple menu and snap the System Report catch. From the system report, look down to Software in the sidebar and select Applications. When you select an individual application, you will see a field marked 64-bit (Intel). If you see Yes it’s 64-bit; No methods it’s 32-bit.
Check if a 64-bit version of the application is accessible. If not, you’ll either need to discover a replacement or stick with your current MacOS so you can continue using the software.