Oct 24, 2019 OS X El Capitan remains available for Mac computers that can't upgrade to macOS Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra, or Sierra, or that need to upgrade to El Capitan first.
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If I'm understanding correctly, several apps are not working because you need to update your macOS. I will be happy to help you with this. Your current version of macOS can be updated to macOS Sierra.
Take a look at the information below to ensure that you meet all of the other necessary system requirements to upgrade to macOS Sierra, from our article: How to get macOS Sierra
Can your Mac use Sierra?
macOS Sierra requires one of the following Mac models and versions of OS X. It also requires at least 2GB of memory and 8.8GB of storage space.
- iMac (Late 2009 or newer)
- MacBook (Late 2009 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Late 2010 or newer)
- Mac mini (Mid 2010 or newer)
- Mac Pro (Mid 2010 or newer)
- OS X El Capitan v10.11
- OS X Yosemite v10.10
- OS X Mavericks v10.9
- OS X Mountain Lion v10.8
- OS X Lion v10.7
To find your model, memory, storage, and version of OS X, choose About This Mac from the Apple menu ().
Get Sierra from the App Store
Before upgrading, it's a good idea to back up your Mac. Then follow these steps:
- Open the App Store app on your Mac.
- Search the App Store for macOS Sierra, or go directly to the macOS Sierra page.
- Click the Download button on the macOS Sierra page. A file named Install macOS Sierra downloads to your Applications folder.
- After download is complete, Install macOS Sierra opens automatically. (You can also open it from the Applications folder, Launchpad, or Spotlight.) Click Continue and follow the onscreen instructions.
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Mac OS X Lion Lion 10 is an operating system that is power-packed with pro features and has the capability to deliver a high level of stability, compatibility, and security for Mac. The new version of Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 was launched in October 2011 with lots of enhancements and fixes to make it more robust and reliable operating system.
iCloud: The OS features iCloud i-e free cloud services where we can save data and synchronize all our devices as it can store numerous contacts, Safari bookmarks, calendar, reading list and much more. automatically pushes them to all your devices.
Once we have updated the version of Mac OS X Lion on the iCloud. After installing the update, OS X will automatically present an iCloud setup panel. Simply enter an existing Apple ID or create a new one and then follow the on-screen instructions
The link between Macs: Moreover, it provides a smooth and fast link between two Macs. Back to My Mac provides remote access to your Mac from another Mac anywhere on the Internet. Find My Mac helps find a missing Mac by locating it on a map and allows you to remotely lock the Mac or wipe all its data.
Customizable Desktop: We can easily rearrange desktop space and full-screen apps in Mission Control. Files can also be dragged between full-screen apps and desktop spaces. The new version has addressed the issue of menu bar which was not appearing during the use of full-screen apps in previous versions. The constraint has been removed now.
Finder improvements: The new versions have presented improvements in Finder and now it allows us to specify more than one search criteria without requiring to create a smart folder. Finder search provides us with suggestions and we can also group files according to various attributes. Moreover, we can merge the files under multiple folders with the same title.
Languages: Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 supports 22 popular languages that are spoken around the globe. The addition of supported languages in the new version includes Arabic, Turkish, Hungarian and Czech. All these languages are added as completely system languages. Multilingual speech voices are of very high quality and we can download it in any of the 40 dialects and languages compatible in the operating system.
Multi-touch gestures: As we experience in iOS devices, Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 also uses additional gestures via multi-touch input devices such as Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad. It enables us to scroll, enter mission control and swipe to a different page. Although its jot the first time that this feature is incorporated in this OS but this version brings support for additional frameworks.
TextEdit: TextEdit in this version gains a new graphical toolbar that contains text highlighting and font selection. This new TextEdit provides support for the latest versions of automatic file saving and other
technologies by Apple.
System Information: This particular feature is another more enhanced face of System Profiler. The new face displays graphical details along with storage devices, hardware information, and memory usage.
Multi-User Screen Sharing: There is a Screen sharing feature that is built in the new version of Mac OS X Lion which enables us to become a remote user and log into an account which is separate from the one which is currently being used. This way while one of us is logged into the device, the other shares the device by remotely logging in and using his or her own desktop and interface.
The mentioned features are only the handful of the numerous that are updated and fixed in the 10.7.2 version of Mac OS X Lion. The new version has almost responded to every feedback and demands that we have made regarding the series of this operating system.