Upgrade your Mac from OS X Yosemite to macOS Sierra

All University Mac users are strongly advised to upgrade from OS X Yosemite operating system to macOS Sierra (v10.12.6), as soon as possible, as Yosemite is no longer supported by Apple. The upgrade will help to ensure that Macs have the latest security, features, and remain compatible with other University systems.

If you are currently running OS X El Capitan (10.11.x) or macOS Sierra (10.12.x) then you do not need to do anything. Find out which operating system version you are currently using.

To upgrade to MacOS Sierra (v10.12.6)

  1. Go to Mac Self Service
  2. Under Categories, click on OS Updates*
  3. A MacOS Sierra icon should appear
  4. Click on Install (this may take a while to complete)

*this will appear if your Mac is compatible with the upgrade.

MAC OS Updates screenshot

After you have upgraded to macOS Sierra, it is important to apply further security updates.

Manual Assured Users can upgrade from the Mac App Store.

The following Macs are compatible:

  • iMac (late 2009 or later)
  • MacBook (late 2009 or later)
  • MacBook Air (late 2010 or later)
  • MacBook Pro (mid 2010 or later)
  • Mac mini (mid 2010 or later)
  • Mac Pro (mid 2010 or later)

Need IT help?

If you need any assistance, contact the IT Service Desk on 0116 252 2253 and an IT Professional can visit if required.

Find out more about IT Services including training and help at www.le.ac.uk/itservices or contact the IT Service Desk on 0116 252 2253. Please make urgent queries by telephone.

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