Updates are important to keeping your Mac up-to-date with the latest security updates, bug fixes, and additional functionality.
If your device is eligible for an update, you may have received a macOS Update Notification. You can view the Windows and macOS System Updates and Patches article for more information about the notifications or continue with the steps below to update your Mac:
Updates, while generally very safe, do run minimal risk of data loss. Please ensure you are making a backup of your Mac regularly to avoid this risk. One of our Desktop Support Specialists will be happy to assist with this process. Please visit tech.appstate.edu and submit a request for Computer Support.
When you initiate an update, your Mac will download necessary components and will need to restart to perform the installation. Before proceeding, save your current documents, quit any open applications, and copy all files and user data to another computer or backup drive. If this is a laptop, please connect to a charger at this time. This process could take an hour or more to complete and your Mac will be unavailable during this time.
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