We recommend the 3-2-1 Backup Strategy to make sure your data is safe. No matter what happens to your computer, you’ll have a way to restore the files if anything goes wrong. Check first with app developers and vendors of any third-party products you rely on to make sure they’re ready for Sierra.Visit their web sites or use the “Check for Updates” feature built into most apps (often found in the File or Help menus). It’s a free upgrade, and many Mac users around the world will rush to install it. With this release Apple rebranded the Mac operating system “mac OS” instead of “OS X.” But the new name and number isn’t the only big change. We won’t get to all the new features, but here’s a rundown of some of the tentpole stuff: Siri For the first time, Apple’s intelligent assistant is available on the Mac.If you plan to join the crowd, please make sure to back up your computer before you do. Siri’s been a feature of the i Phone and i Pad for a while, but it’s never been on the Mac before.Optimized Storage Apple’s penchant for Solid State Drives – SSDs – in most Macs mean faster storage but far less of it than before, which means it’s easier to run out of space as you put more apps and data on your Mac.Now Sierra can automatically move infrequently-used files to i Cloud instead, freeing up space on your Mac’s drive.
That’s a bit more than El Capitan, which supported Macs built since 2008.You can check to see if your Mac is compatible with Sierra on Apple’s web site.Back That Mac Up Back up before you upgrade the operating system or make any other crucial changes to your Mac.Many apps and driver software have already been updated to work. We’ve taken care to ensure that Backblaze works with Sierra. Mac Update tracks changes to thousands of Mac apps.Of course, we’ll watch Apple’s release carefully for any last minute surprises. The site also makes a companion Mac updating app for subscribers.