How to Find Os Version on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Are you wondering how to find the operating system (OS) version on your Mac? Knowing the OS version is essential for various reasons, such as determining compatibility with software updates or troubleshooting issues. In this tutorial, we will guide you through several methods to find the OS version on your Mac.

Using the Apple Menu

The simplest way to check your Mac’s OS version is through the Apple menu. Here’s how:

  1. Click on the Apple logo in the top-left corner of your screen.

  2. A dropdown menu will appear.

    Select About This Mac.

  3. A new window will open, displaying information about your Mac. The OS version will be mentioned in this window.

Using System Preferences

You can also find the OS version on your Mac through System Preferences:

  1. Click on the Apple logo in the top-left corner of your screen and select System Preferences.

  2. In the System Preferences window, click on the About This Mac icon.

  3. A new window will open, displaying information about your Mac. The OS version will be mentioned here.

The Terminal Method

If you prefer using the Terminal application, follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Terminal application from either Spotlight or by navigating to Applications > Utilities > Terminal.

  2. Type the following command and press Enter: sw_vers

  3. The Terminal will display various details about your Mac, including the OS version.

Using “About This Mac” Shortcut

There’s a quick shortcut to access the “About This Mac” window:

  1. Click on the Apple logo in the top-left corner of your screen.

  2. Hold down the Option key on your keyboard. The “About This Mac” option will change to System Information.

  3. Select System Information, and a new window will appear displaying all the information about your Mac, including the OS version.

Now that you know multiple ways to find the OS version on your Mac, you can easily check it whenever needed. Whether you prefer using the Apple menu, System Preferences, Terminal, or a quick shortcut, these methods provide you with different options to suit your preferences.

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