Support for macOS Catalina (macOS 10.15)


Catalina, Apple's newest operating system, was released on October 7, 2019. The Help Desk has completed testing, and the operating system is now available to install on University managed Macs. 


For faculty and staff personally owned Macs and student computers, we recommend upgrading to Catalina. However, one major change in Catalina is the end of support for 32-bit apps. If you have an older app that is 32-bit, it will not run on Catalina. See the link below for more details. Prior to upgrading, we recommend that you have a backup that you can restore your computer to if the upgrade fails. In addition, you should allow at least 45-60 minutes for the upgrade to complete, and do not restart the computer while the upgrade is installing, even if it appears to be frozen.

For University managed Macs that are running an older version of macOS, you can upgrade to Catalina via Self Service, located in your dock or the Applications folder on your Mac.

See Also

32-bit app compatibility in Catalina

Self Service


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