macOS (Apple)

Apple macOS is the operating system that powers every Mac. It’s engineered to take full advantage of the hardware's capabilities. It comes with a large collection of apps.

Purchase or Download

Purchase or Download

UMN Licenses



For installation on a University-owned device

Free from Apple

For installation on an employee's personal device

Free from Apple

For installation on a student's personal device

Free from Apple

Instructions for Departments, Employees, and Students

The current version of macOS can be obtained through an app installed on your computer. Before upgrading, please read Apple's How to Upgrade to macOS.

If you are an employee in a unit that uses our Onsite Support for University-owned Devices service:

  1. Go to your Applications folder.
  2. Select Self
  3. Select Operating Systems.
  4. Select the Upgrade button.

If you are a student or an employee in another unit:

  1. Go to your Applications folder.
  2. Select App
  3. Select Updates or search for "macos."

Terms and Conditions

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below.


Campus Resources

Need help using the software? Contact Technology Help.

Other Resources

Additional Resources