How to find out the current version of Mac OS on your Mac

ever needed to know which version of mac os is installed
on your computer? Some might

answer never but answer
most will be "yes."

More often
MacOS version is needed for
check compatibility with the system, but sometimes it can be used for
solving system problems. Many users themselves know which version of the system
they have installed, but not all. Below we will explain how to find out the Mac OS version on your Mac.

How to find out your version Mac OS

  1. In the upper left corner of the Mac menu bar, click Apple.
  2. Now choose About This Mac.
  3. A new window will open with the version of Mac OS installed on your computer.

In the screenshot above you can see the version of “MacOS X El Captain 10.11.4”, and on
screenshot below - “MacOS Mojave

Bonus: You can also find out on this screen.
Mac OS build number. Just click on the version number and you will see the code that
and is the build number. It is useful for experienced users.

Bonus 2: On the "About this Mac" screen you can find out
when it was released.

Bonus 3: Here also
You can find your Mac's serial number.

Bonus 4A: You can also find out the exact version of the software through the Mac OS installer.

Why do you need to know the version MacOS?

If you not
You understand why you even need to know your version of MacOS, it can be useful for
the following reasons:

  • If you need to know about availability
    features and compatibility.
  • If you need to check
    program compatibility.
  • Learn about the availability of support
  • When solving system problems.
  • To install, reinstall and
    Mac OS updates.
  • If you are using Combo Update to update the system.

Mac OS updates are available in the Mac App Store, and
Updates for the current version can be found in the Software Update section in the System

Story versions and titles Mac os x

A significant version of Mac OS has its name. First nine
versions were named after wild cats, and the following were named after locations
state of california

That's what they called
all versions of Mac OS:

  • Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah
  • Mac OS X 10.1 Puma
  • Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar
  • Mac OS X 10.3 Panther
  • Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
  • Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
  • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • OS X 10.7 Lion
  • OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • OS X 10.11 El Capitan
  • MacOS 10.12 Sierra
  • MacOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • MacOS 10.14 Mojave

versions were called simply “Mac OS” or “System”, but they were also built
were completely different. Modern Mac OS versions built
based on the BSD unix system, but the old ones are not.

However, the About This Mac screen is also available in very old versions.
system, so the method will be the same.