How to Update Mac to 10.11

How to Update Mac to 10.11

Updating your device keeps you safe from malware, viruses, and online threats. It brings new features and improves the performance of your device. You need to install the latest update available for your device. Proceed with the steps given below to update Mac to 10.11 OS X El Capitan.

  • Step 1: Make sure to backup all your data before you begin the updating process. You can use the Time Machine backup to save your files.
  • Step 2: Plug in your MacBook or Mac computer to a power source even if the battery is full.
  • Step 3: Ensure that you have an active internet connection with good speed to start the update.
  • Step 4: Go to the Apple menu on the top-left corner and select System Preferences.
  • Step 5: If an update for OS X El Capitan is displayed, click Update.
  • Step 6: Otherwise, select the Star icon on the top menu bar representing Featured.
  • Step 7: Click the Download button on the OS X El Capitan section.
  • Step 8: Wait till the download is complete, it takes about 40 minutes.
  • Step 9: Navigate to the Purchased section on the App Store to view the downloaded update.
  • Step 10: Once the download is complete, the “Install OS X” window appears on the screen.
  • Step 11: If the window doesn’t appear, double-click on the downloaded file to begin the updating process of your Mac.
  • Step 12: Click Continue to install the OS X El Capitan version. Accept the terms of the license agreement and accept it.
  • Step 13: When prompted, enter the admin password of your MacBook/Mac computer to install OS X. Then, click OK.
  • Step 14: The preparation for installing may take around an hour to complete.
  • Step 15: In the Ready to Install window, click Restart.
  • Step 16: Once the computer restarts, wait until the installation is finished.
  • Step 17: When the Diagnostics & Usage screen appears, checkmark your preferences and click Continue.
  • Step 18: Once the Setting Up Your Mac window disappears, your Mac computer has been updated to the 10.11 version successfully.