Mac OS 10.15 Catalina is here.  If your free update didn’t happen automatically, you can follow along with me to see how the process works as I update my Mac.

Click on the Apple icon and choose System Preferences from the drop-down menu.

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You may also see the icon in your dock with a notification signifying that updates are available.

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Open System Preferences and choose Software Updates.

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You’ll see the option to upgrade Catalina. Click the Upgrade Now button.

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This will take some time. You’ll need a strong Internet connection and a little over 8 gigs of space on your computer. It took about 30 minutes to download the updates for my Mac.

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Enter your admin password to start the process of installation.

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Installation on my Mac took about 15 minutes.

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Once installed, you’ll be prompted to set up time limits for other users if you like. I chose to skip that step.

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You also have the option of sharing crash data with the developers of programs to help them approve performance.

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And there are new terms of service for iCloud.

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And Catalina is ready to use.

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