If you're using one of these computers with OS X Mavericks or later, you can install macOS Catalina. Your Mac also needs at least 4 GB of memory and 12.5 GB of available storage space, or up to 18.5 GB of storage space when upgrading from OS X Yosemite or earlier. Find out how to upgrade to macOS Catalina.
My macbook pro: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) 2 GHz Intel Core i7. 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3. Should I upgrade to Catalina from Mojave? I think Catalina is the last OS that this mac support, so I had the idea of leave it with the last OS possible but I read awful reviews in the App Store. MacOS Big Sur (11.0) Here is the list of devices compatible with macOS Big Sur: MacBook Pro (Late 2013 and newer). MacBook Air (2013 and newer). MacBook (2015 and newer). IMac (2014 and newer). IMac Pro (2017 and newer). Mac Pro (2013 and newer). Mac Mini (2014 and newer). MacOS Catalina (10.15) If you are using Mojave MacOS on your Mac, chances are you can install MacOS Catalina. MacBook: early 2015 or later. MacBook Air: mid-2012 or later. MacBook Pro: mid-2012 or later. Mac mini: late 2012 or later. IMac: late 2012 or later. IMac Pro: all models. Mac Pro: late 2013 or later. If your device isn't on this list, or was released before 2012, you won't be able to get Catalina the officially supported way. Mac Pro models from late 2013 Mojave supported mid-2010 or mid-2012 Mac Pro models with certain Metal-capable graphics processor, unfortunately, Catalina won’t.
When you upgrade to macOS Catalina, you get more of everything you love about Mac. Experience dedicated apps for music, TV, and podcasts. Smart new features in the apps you use every day. And Sidecar, which lets you use iPad as a second Mac display. Best of all, upgrading is free and easy.
Mac computers with Metal-capable graphics processors (GPUs) can upgrade to macOS Catalina.
Before you upgrade, we recommend that you back up your Mac. Then, if your Mac is running OS X Mavericks 10.9 or later, you can upgrade directly to macOS Catalina.
Go to Software Update in System Preferences to find the macOS Catalina upgrade. Click Upgrade Now and follow the onscreen instructions to begin your upgrade.
If you’re running High Sierra (10.13), Sierra (10.12), or El Capitan (10.11), upgrade to macOS Catalina from the App Store. If you’re running Lion (10.7) or Mountain Lion (10.8), you will need to upgrade to El Capitan (10.11) first.
For details about your Mac model, click the Apple icon at the top left of your screen and choose About This Mac. These Mac models are compatible with macOS Catalina:
Requires a microphone (built-in or external).
Requires a broadband internet connection.
Requires a Multi-Touch trackpad, Force Touch trackpad, Magic Trackpad, or Magic Mouse.
Force Touch gestures require a Force Touch trackpad.
Requires a FaceTime or iSight camera (built-in or external), or USB video class (UVC) camera.
Audio calls require a microphone (built-in or external) and broadband internet connection.
Video calls require a built-in FaceTime camera, an iSight camera (built-in or external), or a USB video class (UVC) camera; and broadband internet connection.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) video playback is supported by the following Mac models:
Dolby Atmos soundtrack playback is supported by the following Mac models:
Supported by the following Mac models:
Supported by all iPad models with Apple Pencil support:
Requires an iPhone or iPad with a Lightning connector and iOS 12 or later.
Requires an iPhone with iOS 13 or an iPad with iPadOS.
Requires an iPhone or iPad with a Lightning connector and iOS 8 or later.
Requires an iPhone or iPad with cellular connectivity, a Lightning connector, and iOS 8.1 or later. Requires Personal Hotspot service through your carrier.
Requires an iPhone or iPad with a Lightning connector and iOS 10 or later.
Requires an iPhone with iOS 8 or later and an activated carrier plan.
Requires an iPhone with iOS 8.1 or later and an activated carrier plan.
Requires an iPhone with iOS 12 or later and a configured Home app.
AirDrop to iOS and iPadOS devices requires an iPhone or iPad with a Lightning connector and iOS 7 or later.
AirPlay Mirroring requires an Apple TV (2nd generation or later).
AirPlay for web video requires an Apple TV (2nd generation or later).
Peer-to-peer AirPlay requires a Mac (2012 or later) and an Apple TV (3rd generation rev A, model A1469 or later) with Apple TV software 7.0 or later.
Requires an external storage device (sold separately).
Supported by the following Mac models:
Allows Boot Camp installations of Windows 10 on supported Mac models.
Requires Microsoft Office 365, Exchange 2016, Exchange 2013, or Exchange Server 2010. Installing the latest Service Packs is recommended.
Supports OS X 10.7 or later and Windows 7 or later.
Available only to persons age 13 or older in the U.S. and many other countries and regions.