Recently few months back in September 2018 Apple released its fifteenth major Mac OS called as macOS Mojave, the new operating system for Macintosh computers. macOSMojave is the successor to macOS High Sierra and brings several iOS apps to the desktop operating system, including Apple News, Voice Memos, and Home. It also includes a much more comprehensive “dark mode”,and is the final version of macOS to support 32-bit apps. For additional fact this operating system’s name refers to the Mojave Desert, and is the latest California-themed name in a series begun with OS X Mavericks.
Steps to upgrade your Mac to macOSMojave
Most Mac models introduced in 2012 or later are compatible with macOS Mojave, and you can upgrade directly from OS X Mountain Lion or later.
Before installing any upgrade, it’s important to back up your Mac. Time Machine makes it simple, and other backup methods are also available.
To install macOS Mojave, your Mac needs at least 2GB of memory and 12.5GB of available storage space to upgrade—or up to 18.5GB of storage space when upgrading from OS X Yosemite or earlier.
Now visit the macOS Mojave page on the App Store, then click the Get button. After downloading, the installer opens automatically.
To automatically install macOS updates in the future, including apps downloaded from the App Store, select ”Automatically keep my Mac up to date” from Software Update in System Preferences. Your Mac will notify you when updates require your Mac to restart, so you can always choose to install those later.
Features of macOS Mojave
With features like Dark Mode, Stacks, and four new built-in apps, macOS Mojave helps you get more out of every click.
Get an overview of features such as Dark Mode, Stacks, and Continuity Camera, as well as the the new apps in macOS Mojave: News, Stocks, Home, and Voice Memos. With Home, Mac users can control their HomeKit-enabled accessories to do things like turn lights off and on or adjust thermostat settings. Voice Memos lets users record personal notes, lectures, meetings, interviews and song ideas, and access them from iPhone, iPad or Mac. Stocks delivers curated market news alongside a personalized watchlist, with quotes and charts.
- The default apps you can find are Finder which has metadata preview accessed via view > show preview, and many other updates,including a Gallery View (replacing Cover Flow) that lets users browse through files visually. After a screenshot is taken, as with iOS, the image appears in the corner of the display. The screenshot software can now record video, choose where to save files, and be opened via shift + cmd 5
- macOS 10.14.1, adds Group FaceTime, which lets users chat with up to 32 people at the same time, using video or audio from an iPhone, iPad or Mac, or audio from Apple Watch. Participants can join in mid-conversation.
- Safari’s Tracking Prevention features now prevent social media “Like” or “Share” buttons and comment widgets from tracking users without permission. The browser also sends less information to web servers about the user’s system, reducing the chance of being tracked based on system configuration. It can also automatically create, autofill, and store strong passwords when users create new online accounts; it also flags reused passwords so users can change them.
- Mac App Store was rewritten from the ground up and features a new interface and editorial content, similar to the iOS App Store. A new ‘Discover’ tab highlights new and updated apps; Create, Work, Play and Develop tabs help users find apps for a specific project or purpose.
- Four new apps as said above are ported into macOS Mojave from iOS, with Apple implementing a subset of UIKit on the desktop OS. Third-party developers will be able to port iOS applications to macOS in 2019.
- Dark mode changes the desktop to a darkened color scheme, putting the focus on user content while interface elements and controls recede into the background. Built-in apps like Mail, Messages, Maps, Calendar and Photos include Dark mode designs. App developers can implement Dark mode in their apps via a public API. A limited dark mode that affected only the dock, menu bar, and drop-down menus was introduced in OS X Yosemite.
- Stacks, a feature introduced in Mac OS X Leopard now lets users group desktop files into groups based on file attributes such as file kind, date last opened, date modified, date created, name and tags. This is accessed via view > use stacks.
- macOS Mojave features a new Dynamic Desktop that automatically changes the desktop picture to match the time of the day.
- The Dock has a space for recently used apps that haven’t previously been added to the Dock.
Note that macOS update functionality has been moved back to System Preferences from the Mac App Store. In OS X Mountain Lion (10.8), system and app updates moved to the App Store from Software Update.
If you don’t have enough space to update your Mac then read our next post on how to free space on Mac device.