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How to Install macOS Mojave

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The macOS Mojave update is available to download and install now. This free upgrade includes a number of exciting new features and promises to run better than High Sierra.

These new features include a Dark Mode, the ability to use some of your favorite iPhone apps on the Mac and a dynamic desktop to name a few. Another cool new feature is being able to use your Mac to control your smart home.

How to Install macOS Mojave

Here’s a rundown of our reasons to install macOS Mojave, and the reasons you shouldn’t upgrade yet. We also have a list of things to do before you install macOS Mojave.

Additional required reading is what you need to know about macOS Mojave problems and how long the macOS Mojave update takes.

When you are ready to install macOS Mojave, here’s what to do.

  1. Open the Mac App Store
  2. Choose Updates
  3. Click on macOS Mojave
  4. Download the update.

If you don’t see the update, click here to find it in the Mac App Store. If you want to do a clean macOS Mojave install, stop and follow these directions instead.

Once the macOS Mojave download completes you can start the installation. If you do a normal install, you will keep all of your apps and data, but you should still have a Time Machine backup. Make sure you are plugged in for this process.

This is how to install macOS Mojave.

This is how to install macOS Mojave.

  1. Once the macOS Mojave Installer appears click Continue.
  2. Agree to the terms and conditions twice.
  3. Choose a drive to install to (Macintosh HD for most users)

    Pick the drive to install macOS Mojave to.

    Pick the drive to install macOS Mojave to.

  4. Login as an Admin
  5. Wait for the initial installation to complete.
  6. Restart the Mac when prompted.

Once the initial install is done, you will see a prompt to restart. Save your work, close your apps and restart. This will start the second part of the installation.

This can take 30 to 60 minutes to complete. If you are lucky the whole process will take less than an hour, but it could easily take up to two depending on download speeds and other issues while installing.

Once the computer restarts, login and begin using macOS Mojave. Check out these exciting new macOS Mojave features to get started with using the update.

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Install for Apple News+ & Fixes

Install for Apple News+ & Fixes

One of the biggest new features in macOS Mojave is Apple News+ and it now includes the ability to subscribe to  This is Apple's new subscription service that includes access to newspapers and magazines. 

For $9.99 a month you get access to over 300 magazines and a variety of newspapers right on your Apple devices. You need macOS 10.14.4 and iOS 12.2 to use this feature. 

Apple News+ is currently only available in the U.S. and Canada. You can try Apple News+ free and then subscribe when the trial is over if you like the service. 

Magazines include; Time, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Vogue, InStyle, Elle, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, runner's World, Travel & Leisure, Outside, People, Vanity Fair, Wired, National Geographic and others. You also get online publications like Vox, The Cut, Vulture and more. Newspapers include the Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal.

You can share with up to six family members and new issues are automatically downloaded so they are ready when you are, even if you are offline. 

The macOS 10.14.6 update includes a ton of fixes for Apple News+ on the Mac including;

  • Makes downloaded issues available in the My Magazines section of Apple News+, both online and offline
  • Adds all publications in Apple News+, including newspapers, to the catalog at the top of the News+ feed
  • Adds the ability to clear downloaded magazine issues in Apple News+ by selecting History > Clear > Clear All

The only way to get these fixes is to install the macOS 10.14.6 update on your Mac. 

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