Keep your macOS updated

Updating your macOS software will keep your Mac safe by applying bug fixes and security improvements. It is always a good idea to apply macOS software updates when they become available. macOS desktops and laptops that are managed by ITS will apply critical updates as needed and will prompt you if interaction is required to complete the updates. You may also receive periodic reminders to apply macOS software updates.

Here’s how to manually check for macOS updates:

  1. Select About This Mac from the Apple menu.

    About This Mac

  2. In the following window, click the Software Update... button.

    About This Mac

  3. If there are updates, click the Update Now button to start the macOS update process.

    macOS Software Update Pane

Back up your files!

Having a backup of your files is always a good idea. ITS offers several back up services, also don't hesitate to speak with your IT Support Consultant about your options:

New to the Mac?

Apple's list of Mac keyboard shortcuts:

Helpful Links

Apple's support site:

For help with troubleshooting, contact the ITS Help Desk:

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February 8, 2022