macOS, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Apple Watch, HomePod: critical updates - quick start guide

Note: Throughout these instructions you will see the words "update" and "upgrade." Here's Apple's explanation of the difference.

Update your macOS (Macbooks, iMacs, Mac minis)

  1. Prepare

    1. Backup your computer
      Faculty and staff can use Code42/CrashPlan or move critical documents to Dropbox or Google Drive. Note that this can take several days if your Code42/Crashplan backup is significantly out of date.

    2. Know your current macOS version. If your computer is up to date, you're all done!

    3. Check the readiness of your disk

    4. Ensure you have 15GB of free hard drive space available

    5. Connect your device to power

  2. Update your operating system
    More information about safe version numbers

  3. After you update

    1. Check that your system will look for future updates automatically
      We highly recommend that you enable automatic updates!

    2. Faculty and staff, check that you can print to your normal printers. If you can't:

      1. Remove your printers

      2. Update your printer drivers

      3. Re-add your printers

Update your iPhone and iPad

Update other Apple products


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