Mac OS 10.12 Sierra System Requirements for older Mac versions [Guide]

Here you can know about the requirements for upgrading your old Mac OS to the latest Mac OS version 10.12 Sierra.

Mac OS 10.12 Sierra Features

MacOS Sierra Desktop

Now you can access Siri on your computer with this new Mac OS 10.12 sierra update. You will also get advanced connectivity options with Apple tvOS, Apple watchOS and the mobile iOS devices. So it’s worth upgrading if you want these features and specifications.

The new update is free but it will support only in the following devices with specific system requirements. So check whether your PC has these.

Devices compatible with Mac OS 10.12 Sierra Update

  • Late 2009 or later version of MacBook
  • Mid 2010 or later version of MacBook Pro
  • Late 2010 or later version of MacBook Air
  • Mid 2010 or later version of Mac mini
  • Late 2009 or later version of iMac
  • Mid 2010 or later version of Mac Pro

Even though the above devices are compatible with the latest Mac update, the features like Universal Clipboard, AirPlay mirroring, and the Apple Pay on the web requires the below for running.

  • Early 2015 MacBook or later
  • 2012 MacBook or later
  • 2012 MacBook Air or later
  • 2012 Mac mini or later
  •  2012 iMac or later
  • Late Mac Pro 2013

System Requirements for Mac OS 10.12 Sierra

  • OS X 10.7 Lion or later
  • Minimum 2 GB RAM
  • 8 GB Hard disk storage space

These are the requirements suggested by the Apple. So, make sure your PC has these specifications.

How to check your current Mac version

Click the Apple menu in left top corner > ‘About This Mac’ > under ‘Overview’ tab > you can find your system information such as ‘name’ ‘year’ ‘processor’ and ‘memory’ etc.,.

How to download and install the Mac OS 10.12 Sierra

You can just download the file from the Apple’s App store website or just visit Mac OS 10.12 Sierra page to begin the download. After downloading the source file, continue running it. You can also run it later by accessing the ‘Application’ folder. You PC might restart multiple times during this process.

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