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  1. From the Apple menu  in the corner of your screen, choose System Preferences.
  2. Click Software Update.
  3. Click Update Now or Upgrade Now:
    • Update Now installs the latest updates for the currently installed version. Learn about macOS Big Sur updates, for example.
    • Upgrade Now installs a major new version with a new name, such as macOS Big Sur. Learn about the latest macOS upgrade, or about old versions of macOS that are still available.
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If you're having difficulty finding or installing updates:


Periodically, Apple releases updates to your macOS software (which can include updates to apps that come with your Mac and important security updates). If you receive a notification that software updates are available, you can choose when to install the updates, or choose to be reminded the next day.

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  • If Software Update says that your Mac is up to date, then macOS and all of the apps it installs are up to date, including Safari, Messages, Mail, Music, Photos, FaceTime, Calendar, and Books.
  • If you want to update apps downloaded from the App Store, use the App Store to get updates.
  • If you want to update your iOS device, learn how to update iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  • If your Mac doesn't include Software Update, use the App Store to get updates.
  • If an error occurred while installing an update or upgrade, learn how to resolve installation issues.