How to Get and Install Old Mac OS Versions (In 3 Steps)

Don’t like the Latest macOS? Mac users are very excited to Download and install the latest macOS update to Experience new features on your Mac, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air. So, Your Mac will always receive a possible update when Apple releases it. Exclude Mac Models by Apple will not receive yearly up-gradation, but they will receive small Updates regularly.

Here’s a Walkthrough Guide to installing older versions of macOS.

During the installation process, If your mac having troubling to update macOS, Then follow the macOS installation failed fix tutorial.

Here are the Steps for Download, Install or Update on Mac

Method 1: Update MacOS using Bootable USB Drive

Note: Before updating your Mac OS X, you have to back up your data from Time Machine or other different ways as suitable.

  1. Download the MacOS Setup file from Mac App Store. (macOS Monterey,macOS Big SurmacOS CatalinamacOS Mojave, or macOS High SierraOS X El Capitan).
  2. Make Bootable Drive using Terminal command.
  3. Install macOS From Bootable Drive in Recovery mode.
    • Silicon-Based Mac [M1]: Shut down your Mac, Wait for 20 seconds, and Quickly Press & Hold on Power Button until your Mac sees the Startup volume with the USB Drive show on the screen. Select USB Drive and Start the installation.
    • Intel Mac: Shut down your Mac, Wait for 20 seconds and turn it on. Now, Press and Hold the Command + R Key until you see the Mac Startup screen with a USB drive.

That’s it.

Second Method: Erase Mac Drive-in Recovery mode and Install MacOS from the Apple server

if you are stuck on installation or unable to install the new macOS, Then I recommend Clean install macOS, After taking a full back of the time machine.

Useful: how to run window apps on Mac without reboot.

Third is OTA [Over the Air] Update:-

Unsupported Mac Models always get the last supported macOS version. So we can do it directly.

  1. Go to Apple Logo from the top Mac Menu. System Preferences/Select System Preferences from the Drop-down menu.
  2. Next, Find the Software Update option and click on it.
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  • Now, Wait for Few Minutes until your Mac showing Message like “Your Mac is Updated“. If You have a pending update then Download first and Install when you want. The installation process will take time and reboot, So Try to update Mac in Free Time.
  • Just like Windows OS, We can’t stop receiving a new macOS update notification to our Mac.

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