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.
You may also see the icon in your dock with a notification signifying that updates are available.
Open System Preferences and choose Software Updates.
You’ll see the option to upgrade Catalina. Click the Upgrade Now button.
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.
Enter your admin password to start the process of installation.
Installation on my Mac took about 15 minutes.
Once installed, you’ll be prompted to set up time limits for other users if you like. I chose to skip that step.
You also have the option of sharing crash data with the developers of programs to help them approve performance.
And there are new terms of service for iCloud.
And Catalina is ready to use.