Upgrade to macOS Big Sur
Before installing this upgrade, make sure that your Mac is ready.
macOS Big Sur supports most Mac models introduced in 2013 and later.
Make a backup
Before you upgrade, make a complete backup with Time Machine, or store your files in iCloud.
Download macOS Big Sur
If you’re using macOS Mojave or later, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Software Update. If you’re using an earlier macOS, use the App Store instead.
Get to know macOS Big Sur
Learn about some of the new features of macOS Big Sur.
Control Center brings favorite controls such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Do Not Disturb, and Sound together in a single place—so you can easily adjust them at any time.
Notification Center puts notifications and data-rich widgets together in a singular view, making it simple to get information at a glance.
Send messages to friends and family using new tools that make it easier to keep track of group conversations and give you fun, engaging ways to express yourself.
Take a tour of what's new in macOS Big Sur