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4 Reasons Not to Install macOS Mojave & 15 Reasons You Should Install 10.14.5

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Don't Install if You Aren't Prepared

Don't Install if You Aren't Prepared

Are you prepared for the macOS Mojave upgrade? If you aren't ready, you shouldn't install this upgrade yet. 

You need to make sure you have a current Time Machine backup or another type of backup. The odds are good that you won't need to use it, but it is better to have it and not need it than to find out you need a backup and you don't have one. This is also how you downgrade to macOS High Sierra, if you decide you don't like Mojave. 

Make sure you research the new macOS Mojave features and learn about what this upgrade brings to the Mac. If you get a new Mac, you can update without worrying about the prep, since you'll either be using it as a new Mac or transferring from an old Mac. 

Here's a list of things to do before you install macOS Mojave, which you should make sure you complete before you upgrade.  

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11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Name

    09/24/2018 at 2:15 pm

    “This si built-in to Apple apps”

    si?

    • John Pappas

      10/23/2018 at 3:06 pm

      really?

  2. Jim

    11/15/2018 at 8:31 am

    The new iMovie SUCKS!!
    The new screenshot is horrible!!

    • Mal

      11/21/2018 at 6:14 pm

      really? Oh man! I’m glad i have been skeptical about upgrading… i need both of those to work well

  3. Mal

    11/21/2018 at 6:13 pm

    Will this affect my microsoft apps and adobe apps?

  4. Modernape

    12/26/2018 at 11:16 am

    “you also get strong passwords automatically created and tracked by Safari, and available on your iPhone and iPad too”

    …already a feature with previous MacOS back to El Capitan.

  5. Mikethemix

    01/08/2019 at 7:14 am

    my Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 didn’t work with Mojave – the upgrade charges for features I don’t need.

  6. SR

    02/01/2019 at 10:58 am

    Please define “really old.” Does my 2012 iMac fit that description?

  7. JW

    02/15/2019 at 9:32 pm

    This article claims to have been written on Feb 11, 2019. But these comments are from 2018.

    “Don’t update if you’re worried about Mojave problems” XD

    This page is mess

  8. Mike

    05/14/2019 at 9:42 pm

    After installing Mojave (against my better judgement, but at Apple Support’s insistence for debugging iTunes metadata issues) my MacBook Pro now runs slower, Mail frequently fails to connect to my email server, Time Machine no longer works (seriously…), network drives no longer connect automatically nor via server name (must be connected manually via IP address, and even then they sometimes disconnect spontaneously), the App Store remodel is horrible, screenshots are now slower with stupid features that true screenshots do not need, Dock real-estate is reduced with a new recently-used apps section (thank goodness that can be switched off), and brilliantly there is NO WAY to revert back to an earlier OS. Time Machine backup, you say? Nope – Time Machine isn’t working for me since the “downgrade” to Mojave. Apple needs to STOP changing things simply for the sake of changing things. If it ain’t broke, don’t “fix” it. I now need to erase my hard drive in order to have a “Genius” install an older OS on my computer. Yep, because after two weeks of daily Apple Support conversations with no less than 9 different “senior” support advisors there is absolutely no progress towards resolving all the glitches Mojave has introduced. Apple is becoming less desirable to me each year. It seems more and more that they are getting too careless and flakey with their software design. (What’s next, malware susceptibility like Windows?) Mojave is the pinnacle of their retarded ideas of what people desire, as judging from my own experience and the quantity of people online wanting to revert back to anything earlier than Mojave. I think it’s safe to say that Mojave SUCKS.

  9. Ric

    05/20/2019 at 2:15 am

    It’s updates like this (and many in the past) that Apple is no longer exciting or appealing!

    It’s more work trying to fix things after an Apple update, not even printers work anymore! What a nightmare :(

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