macOS Big Sur: Installing macOS Big Sur on Your Mac

Apple hosted its ‘One More Thing” event last night, which was focused on new Apple M1-powered MacBooks. Three new Mac models were launched by Apple, including the MacBook Pro 13-inch and MacBook Air. The Mac Mini is equipped with Apple’s ARM-based M1 chipset. The company announced the availability of macOS Big Sur, its next-generation desktop operating system for compatible Macs on November 12th. The beta version of macOS Big Sur is available for download now.

Apple’s macOS Big Sur software update is a major and significant one for Mac users. It supports the Apple Silicon based Macs, including the recently launched MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13 inch. macOS v9.2 also supports universal apps that are designed for use on both Intel x86-based Macs and the Apple Silicon. Apple confirmed that Big Sur will support native iOS and iPadOS apps.

MacOS Big Sur comes with many other features, including a brand new design, updated Safari and Mail apps as well as updated Notification Center and widgets.

Upgrade your Mac to macOS Big Sur

The official version or stable will not be released until tomorrow, November 12. Mac users who are eager to update their devices to Big Sur should not wait until the official release of the update.

Check for updates

Click on the Apple logo in the upper left corner of the screen.

Click on the About button.

Click on “Check for updates” to continue.

It is important to note that any update will be displayed. You must repeat these steps if the update has not yet been released. Once the update has been released, click the Install button.

macOS Big Sur compatible devices

Apple confirmed the availability of Big Sur updates for MacBook Air, MacBook Air (late 2013, and later), MacBook Pro and MacBook Pro (late 2013. and later), Mac Mini (2014) and later), MacBook Air and MacBook Air (late 2013 & later), MacBook Pro and MacBook Pro (late 2013 & later), Mac Mini (2014 & later), iMac 2014 and later), iMac Pro and Mac Pro (2017 & later), respectively.