Apple has released macOS 10.15 Catalina to public and the major software update is now available for download on all supported Macs. You can now download macOS Catalina on your computer by opening System Preferences’s Software Update section.
The new macOS Catalina update brings a number of new features to the Mac that includes new apps for Music, Podcasts and TV. The update also brings redesigned Reminders app, changes to Photos, Notes, Mail and Safari, iOS-like Screen Time feature, Find My app for tracking Apple Devices and friends, Apple Arcade, Side Car feature and more.
With macOS Catalina Apple has officially killed the iTunes application and has divided it into three new media apps for Music, Podcasts and TV. iOS device management has also been shifted to Finder, which will now allow users to restore iOS and create local backups of their devices.
List of Macs compatible macOS Catalina
Here is a list of Macs that are supported with this update:
- 12-inch MacBook
- MacBook Air, 2012 and later
- MacBook Pro, 2012 and later
- Mac mini, 2012 and later
- iMac, 2012 and later
- iMac Pro
- Mac Pro, 2013 and later
Again, you can update your Mac to macOS Catalina by going to System Preferences -> Software Update. It is a big update that comes at over 8GB so make sure you have enough storage space available on your computer before initiating the download.
Tip: If you have an older macOS Mojave update pending in the Software Update section, you don’t need to install it first. Simply open this link, click on View in Mac App Store, and then click on the ‘Get’ button on the Mac App Store listing. This will initiate the macOS Catalina download without making you download any pending update first.