This week has been a busy week for Apple updates. Saturday we got iOS 11.2, Monday we got tvOS 11.2, yesterday was watchOS 4.2, and today Apple released High Sierra 10.13.2. I recommend installing these updates right away if you are running the current generation of software. If you have been holding off on upgrading now might be a good time to consider it again, as these new version are far improved from the earlier releases of the OSes, so long as you don’t have a particular compatibility reason for not upgrading (such as Microsoft Office 2011).
To update your devices
- iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch): Tap Settings > General > Software Update.
- watchOS: First update your iPhone, then on your iPhone tap the Watch app > General > Software Update. This update might take about an hour to install and will require you to leave your Apple Watch on the charger.
- tvOS: Navigate to Settings > System > Software Update.
- macOS:If already on High Sierra 10.13: Click the Apple menu > App Store > Updates (or click here to jump straight to the page). After the page loads click the Update or Update All button. The download may take quite a while (about 5 to 10 minutes on cable/fiber or around 2 to 3 hours on DSL) during which you can use the computer (though internet access will be slower. After it downloads you will be prompted to continue the installation. Your Mac will restart and install, during which you won’t be able to use the computer for about 20 to 40 minutes.
- If not yet on High Sierra 10.13: Go to the Apple menu > App Store and locate High Sierra. Click the download link, or click this link to go straight there. The download may take quite a while (about 5 to 10 minutes on cable/fiber or around 3 to 6 hours on DSL) during which you can use the computer. After it downloads you will be prompted to continue the installation. Your Mac will restart and install, during which you won’t be able to use the computer for about 40 to 60 minutes.
- If on macOS 10.9.5 or earlier: First download and install macOS 10.11 El Capitan, then after that upgrade process go back to the App Store to get the High Sierra 10.13 upgrade.