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Get Ready for macOS Sierra With Our Tips, Tricks and How-Tos.
New macOS Sierra is going to be officially released on September 20.
The new system comes with few major updates and new features such as Siri integration, automatic unlocking w/ Apple Watch, Apple Pay for web, revamped Apple Music app, new storage optimization, new file system w/ native encryption, "Memories" tab in Photos, and cross-device copy and paste. But the beta version of the system is now available, and if you cannot wait to test the new version of the macOS, you should first read the following tips:
Firstly check if your hardware is compatible with thenew macOS Sierra. According to Apple, official compatible hardware list of Macs that is capable of running Mac OS Sierra 10.12 is as follows:
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)
How Much Space You Need for macOS Sierra
Previous version of the Mac OS required 2 GB RAM and about 8 GB of free storage on your Mac. It’s likely that you will need almost the same system specifications to upgrade to Sierra. Besides, you should be running at least OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard or later version of the Mac OS.
You can check how much free space is avaliable on your Mac in the Finder, by clicking Apple > About This Mac > Storage.
Update Important Third-Party Apps
Before installing macOS Sierra, you will need to install the latest versions of all important third-party apps. Sometimes developers of third-party apps are not ready with compatible software by the time of beta version, although all of them work hard to deliver compatible software in advance.
You can check and install the latest updates with MacKeeper. Launch the MacKeeper app, go to Update Tracker, click tart Scan, choose the apps that are marked with red or orange, and then click Update.
Back Up Sensitive Files
Apple products work with bugs as all other products, so it’s a good reason to back up all your sensitive files to prevent losses during the upgrade process. You can do it either by moving files in iCloud storage or any other cloud storage or just by copying the files to the portable hard drive.