You can now install macOS Catalina

15 Jan 2020 - 15:45

ICTS has successfully completed testing Apple’s latest operating system – macOS Catalina 10.15. This means that you can now install this operating system on your Apple Mac if you wish to do so.

macOS Catalina offers a range of new applications such as Apple Music, Apple TV, and Apple Podcasts. Your iPad apps can now be added to your Mac too.

Things you need to know before you upgrade

One of major changes to this operating system is that it doesn’t support 32-bit apps. All UCT business applications have been tested and work on this operating system. For all other apps, we recommend that you first check if they are 32-bit and if necessary update them to the 64-bit versions before you upgrade to macOS Catalina.

Furthermore, your machine must meet the minimum technical requirements to upgrade.

Keep your machine up-to-date

macOS Catalina as well as the latest Apple software updates and patches are available via the Apple Updater tool. To upgrade to macOS Catalina click the Apple icon and select About this Mac > Software Update. Ensure that the UCT update server’s source is displayed as appleupdate.uct.ac.za and click Update.

Should you require assistance with the upgrade, please log an online call with the IT Helpdesk or send an email to icts-helpdesk@uct.ac.za