How to check if your Mac can be upgraded to macOS Mojave

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In this article we explain how this is possible check the compatibility of any Mac with macOS Mojave, up to the latest available version of the Apple desktop operating system. This operating system includes several very important functions, such as the dark mode, although not all computers of the brand can be officially updated.

Like every year, Apple has released the macOS update, its desktop computer operating system. However, before you decide to carry out upgrade to macOS Mojave you should check if your Mac is compatible.

It can be done relatively easily and depends on the model of PC you are using, the year it was launched, the generation and even the technical specifications.

 check the compatibility of your Mac with macOS Mojave you need to collect some data about it first. Below we explain how to do it.

Once you know if you can install the update or not, you need to act accordingly, although you will likely see a notification indicating that the new version of the operating system for your computer is already available.

Unlike Windows, you can't install new versions of macOS on any Mac, only those that have support.

 see if you can upgrade your Mac to macOS Mojave, the first step is - as we said - knowing exactly which car you have and what year it is.

You just have to click on the Apple icon in the upper left corner. Then go to About This Mac and you will see a window open with everything you need to know about your computer, the model and year.

Which Mac models are compatible with macOS Mojave

Now comes the key step to be able to upgrade to the new OS version, you need to have a Mac model included in the list below. If it is not part of the list below, neither notification nor download will arrive.

They are all of these:

  • MacBook from 2015 or later
  • MacBook Air from mid-2012 or later
  • MacBook Pro from mid-2012 or later
  • Mac mini from late 2012 or later
  • iMac from late 2012 or later
  • iMac Pro (all models)
  • Mac Pro from late 2013, in addition to mid 2010 and mid 2012 models with a recommended Metal-compatible graphics card.

If yours is one of these, go to the next point.

Technical requirements you have to meet

In addition to having a Mac - compatible with MacOS Mojave, a number of RAM and internal memory requirements must be met to upgrade. It varies depending on the version of the system from which you are upgrading.

In short, they are 2 GB of RAM and at least 12,5 GB of internal memory are required to upgrade your Mac to Mojave. If you are coming from OS X Yosemite or earlier, the amount of free space increases to 18,5GB.

The 5 best features of macOS Mojave

It's been months of waiting, but macOS Mojave is now available. The new operating system for Apple computers can now be downloaded for free, and after using it a few hours, we tell you 5 o'clock best features of macOS Mojave.

Yes, that's okay, Mojave has new applications, redesigns some tools already known for programmers, new features in the App Store and security options, but on a daily basis there are other more important things.

What you need to keep in mind is that not all Macs will be able to do theupdate to macOS Mojave, only the devices listed above will be able to enjoy the new features. If you have a compatible Mac, we leave you the 5 best features of Mojave. In our opinion, of course.

The most tidy desk

I try to keep my desk tidy, but in the end, working with images, documents and GIFs for social networks, it becomes a mess at the end of the day.

Mojave's new desktop Stacks are the perfect solution for this type of problem, since, by activating a simple option, we can group files of the same type into stackable piles. That is, if we activate the option, stacks of images, videos, documents and other files are created, allowing the desktop to be more organized.

The gallery view is more useful

Those who use a Mac already know that we can see Finder items in many different ways. One of them is the gallery view, which has now been improved with several additional information about the elements, in addition to the possibility to paint, load previews faster and the ability to rotate and share images without having to access any submenus.

We can finally "paint" on the screen

For example, we are now able to transform images directly from the Finder (rotate them), but also to open a window and see information on the screen, for example.

In addition, the quick view has also been improved. If you press the spacebar on an element, the quick view opens. Well, if it is an image or a PDF, we can draw on it or indicate which items to share with a workgroup, for example.

Best screenshots

Speaking of screenshots, that's something that's improved on macOS Mojave as well. On the Mac we have three options for capturing the screen, one that captures the entire screen, another the area we cut with the pointer, and another a highlighted area. The latter is the one that has been improved with several options.

Pressing Shift + Cmd + 5 opens a more complete screen panel that allows us to save the acquisition in different folders (unless we have already configured to save them in a specific folder). However, we can also record a video, from the full screen or in the selected area, directly from the Mac.

Dark macOS mode and dynamic wallpapers

Okay, that's not the most useful thing Mojave has, but if you work at night, you'll appreciate the macOS dark mode. And it's not just the taskbars that are dark, but the whole application. To complete the aesthetic section, we have the new Mojave dynamic wallpapers. There are two and they change according to the time of day we are in.

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