How To Update iOS On Your iMac

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Are you looking to update your iOS on your iMac? Updating your iOS can be a daunting task, but with the right know-how and tools, you can quickly and easily update your device. In this blog post, we’ll provide step-by-step instructions on how to update iOS on your iMac.

Before getting started, it’s important to ensure that your iMac is compatible with the version of iOS you want to install. To do this, go to About This Mac in the Apple menu and check the OS version. If it’s lower than iOS 14, then you won’t be able to install the latest version of iOS.

Now that you’ve confirmed that you can update your device, here are the steps for how to update iOS on an iMac:

1. Open the App Store on your Mac and click Updates in the toolbar at the top of the window.
2. Click Update All if any updates are available for macOS or any other applications on your computer.
3. Once all of those updates have been completed, click on Settings in the Apple menu at the top left corner of the screen. Then go to General > Software Update.
4. You should now see a list of available updates for macOS or other apps installed on your computer. Make sure to select all of them before clicking Install Now at the bottom right corner of the window.
5. After all of these updates have been installed, restart your Mac so they can take effect correctly.
6. Now open up System Preferences from within Settings again and then click Software Update once more (if there are still any pending updates). Then click Install Now again if necessary until all updates have been installed successfully.
7. Finally, check for any available iPhone/iPad software updates by connecting your device to iTunes or opening up Settings > General > Software Update directly from within iOS itself (depending on which method you prefer). Once you’re ready to install them onto your device, click Download & Install at the bottom right corner of the window and wait for it to finish updating before disconnecting it from iTunes or exiting out of Settings as appropriate based on which method you used originally..

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Troubleshooting Issues with Updating iOS on Mac

Updating your iOS on Mac can be tricky, so it’s important to understand why you might be having trouble. The most common reason is a lack of storage space – your Mac needs to have at least 15-20GB of free space to download the new update files before they can be installed. You may also be encountering an error due to an outdated version of macOS, or because the Apple servers are currently experiencing a high load. Whatever the case, you can start by freeing up some storage space on your Mac by deleting old files, applications, and caches. If that doesn’t work, try restarting your Mac and connecting to a different Wi-Fi network. Lastly, if none of these solutions work for you, contact Apple Support for further assistance.

Can I Update iOS on an Older Mac?

The answer to this question depends on the exact model of your Mac and the version of macOS you are currently running. Generally speaking, if your Mac is from late 2009 or later it should be able to update to the latest version of macOS, which is 12 Monterey. However, if your Mac is older than that, it may not be able to run Big Sur or Catalina. To find out for sure, you can check Apple’s support page ( which lists all compatible models for each OS version.

Updating iOS Manually on Mac

In order to manually update your iOS on your Mac, you will need to open System Preferences and navigate to the Software Update section. Here, you can click the ‘Check Now’ button to check for any available updates. If any updates are found, you can click ‘Update Now’ to download and install them. You may be asked to accept the terms and conditions before downloading. After the updates have been installed, your iOS should now be up-to-date.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.