How to Find Operating System on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

How to Find Operating System on Mac

Knowing the version of the operating system on your Mac can be helpful for various reasons, such as troubleshooting issues, installing compatible software, or simply staying up to date. In this tutorial, we will walk you through different methods to find the operating system version on your Mac.

Method 1: Using the Apple Menu

If you prefer a quick and straightforward way to find the operating system version on your Mac, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Apple menu located at the top-left corner of your screen.
  2. Select About This Mac. A new window will appear showing an overview of your Mac.
  3. The operating system version will be displayed at the top of the window, next to “macOS”.

Method 2: Using System Preferences

If you prefer a more detailed approach, you can use the System Preferences. Here’s how:

  1. Click on the Apple menu, and then select “System Preferences”.
  2. In the System Preferences window, click on “Software Update”. This will open a new window.
  3. The operating system version will be displayed at the top of this window.

Method 3: Using Terminal

If you are comfortable with using Terminal, this method provides a quick way to find the operating system version:

  1. Open the Terminal. You can do this by going to Applications > Utilities > Terminal.
  2. In the Terminal window, type the following command: sw_vers -productVersion
  3. Press the Enter key.
  4. The operating system version will be displayed in the Terminal window.

Conclusion

Finding the operating system version on your Mac is essential for various tasks. Whether you prefer using the Apple menu, System Preferences, or Terminal, these methods will help you quickly determine which version of macOS you are running. Stay updated and enjoy a seamless Mac experience!

We hope this tutorial has been helpful. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out to us.

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