Learn how to update macOS sierra

Updating macOS Sierra is very simple, but we want to show you how to do it step by step.

As in our article as install macOS Sierra from scratchwe place the models compatible with Mac OS Sierra.

  • MacBook Pro (2010 and later)
  • MacBook Air (2010 and later)
  • Mac Mini (2010 and later)
  • Mac Pro (2010 and later)
  • MacBook (Late 2009 and later)
  • iMac (late 2009 and later)

Keep in mind macOS Sierra download is completely free from Apple, download time will depend on your internet speed and it has a weight of 4.88 GB so you need more than 5 space Go for installation.

We recommend whenever possible an installation from 0clean for best result but for anyone who wants to update these are the steps.

  • Download macOS Sierra from the MacAppStore


  • If the installer does not open automatically, find Applications / Installer MacOS Sierra and open it.
  • Press the continue buttonmacos sierra update-1
  • Accept the terms and conditions of the installation.update macos sierra -terms
  • Make sure your Mac’s primary drive is connected.update macos sierra-disk
  • It’s always a good idea to unplug any other installed drives or USB sticks.
  • Tap install.
  • Wait for the update process to complete, your Mac will restart several times during the process.

For those still on OS X EL CAPITAN and not planning to upgrade to MacOS Sierra.

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MacOS Sierra will be downloaded to your Macs in the background, so Apple has decided that all compatible macs will be updated to Sierra, but if you still want to be in El Capitan, we recommend disabling background updates- plan.

For them you just have to go to:

  • System Preferences
  • Search the app store
  • Uncheck Download new updates available in the background.

Are you going to switch to MacOs Sierra or stay on El Capitan?