Ready for MacOS Big Sur? Here’s How to Prepare Your Mac for the Big Update


The highly anticipated Big Sur is on its way—and most Mac users are very ready for the big change.

Unveiled at the WWDC last June 2020, the macOS Big Sur will take the most advanced desktop operating system in the world to even greater heights. It will bring a host of powerful changes, including a new overall design, new features to the Messaging and Maps apps, a new control center, and the most Safari upgrade ever.

But is your Mac ready for it?

As you wait for the highly anticipated macOS 11.0, take the time to prepare your device for its installation. From clearing space to protecting your device, here are the steps you must take before getting the Big Sur—with a little help from CleanMyMac X.

Check If You’re Eligible for the Update

Every Apple user knows that each Mac is built to last. While this is undoubtedly one of the brand’s greatest strengths, it also means that there are plenty of old devices that have stood the test of time and are still being used right now. Older models will not be able to run the latest macOS update, so it’s important to know ahead of time if yours is eligible.

Here are the Mac devices with the system requirements required to run macOS Big Sur:

  • MacBook 2015 and later
  • MacBook Pro late 2013 and later
  • MacBook Air 2013 and later
  • Mac mini 2014 and later
  • iMac 2014 and later
  • iMac Pro 2017 and later
  • Mac Pro 2013 and later

Clean Your Mac

Once you are certain that your Mac can upgrade to Big Sur, clear the space for it. Any system update requires a good chunk of space on the hard drive, so ensure you have enough before starting the download and installation process.

Through the years, desktop and laptop computers inevitably accumulate all sorts of clutter that you’ve forgotten about. With Big Sur on the horizon, it’s about time to do a bit of spring cleaning on your well-used device!

Use the Apple-notarized CleanMyMac X by MacPaw to clean your device in an instant and make your old Mac feel brand new. It scours the entire system to unearth junk, hidden files, unused apps, and more. Thanks to CleanMyMac X, users are able to find an average of about 74 GB of system junk, 25 GB of unused files, and 500 MB of leftover pieces from deleted apps.

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