Download MacOS Mojave Now

Sep 24, 2018 - 20 Comments

Download macOS Mojave 10.14 now available

Apple has released macOS Mojave (versioned as MacOS 10.14) for all Mac users with a Mojave compatible Mac.

MacOS Mojave includes an all new Dark Mode theme for the general interface, desktop Stacks to help declutter a desktop, new screenshot tools and capabilities, a variety of improvements to Finder, the inclusion of several new apps from the iOS world like Stocks and Voice Memos, a redesigned Mac App Store experience, Dynamic Desktop which slowly changes the wallpaper throughout the day, along with various other new features and refinements.

How to Download MacOS Mojave

Anyone can download MacOS Mojave now for free from the Mac App Store, the software update will install on any computer found on this list of Macs with support for MacOS Mojave, which is basically any Mac built after mid-2012.

Download MacOS Mojave from the Mac App Store

The installer is around 5.7 GB to download from the Mac App Store.

When you finish downloading macOS Mojave from the Mac App Store, the installer will launch automatically to try and run the software update. However, you do not need to run the installer right away, so if you want to make a copy of the installer file for use on another Mac or for other purposes it’s a good idea to do that right after downloading (remember, macOS installer applications will delete themselves after successfully running).

If you wish to create a bootable USB installer for macOS Mojave or make a copy of the installer file for backup or for using on other Macs without them having to download the installer, you should immediately quit out of the installer to do so.

It is strongly recommended to backup a Mac before installing any system software update, the easiest way to do so for most Mac users is to setup and use Time Machine for backing up a Mac, which uses an external hard drive to store backups of the Mac and all user data. Failure to perform an adequate backup could result in permanent data loss.

Some features new to macOS Mojave, like Continuity Camera which allows you to use your iOS devices camera to quickly snap photo into a Mac app, require iOS 12 to be installed on the associated iPhone or iPad.

macOS Mojave dark mode

Many Mac users will update to macOS Mojave right away, while some others may wait for a later update to Mojave (for example, a future update like macOS Mojave 10.14.1 or macOS Mojave 10.14.3). If you’re curious about MacOS Mojave but don’t yet want to commit to running it as your full time operating system, you can run macOS Mojave in a virtual machine like Parallels as described here, which allows you to experiment with the latest Mac OS version without impacting your main operating system.

Are you going to download and install macOS Mojave right away? Or are you going to wait to install it later? Share your thoughts, experiences, and opinions in the comments below!

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS X, News

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  1. Leonard says:

    Couple of tidbits for MacOS Mojave:

    – Build for final version appears to be 18A391 for Mac OS 10.14.0

    – It’s 6.04 gb to download on my Mac

    – Mojave is pronounced Mo-haw-vee ;)

    – Performance is about the same as High Sierra in my experience

    Some quick tips about MacOS Mojave too:

    – System software updated through System Preferences now

    – Apps updates through Mac App Store

    – Dark Mode and Light Mode can be changed in General preference panel, or set during initial setup

    More to come!

  2. JR. Sedgwick says:

    If you’re on the beta of MacOS Mojave and need to update to final version, here is how you do it:

    – From Mojave beta click the App Store link to Mojave: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/macos-mojave/id1398502828?mt=12

    – Choose “Get”

    – This redirects Mac App Store to System Preferences

    – Click on “Download” when asked if you want to download macOS Mojave 10.14

    – Full version installer will now download to the Mac in Applications folder

    Then you update with the installer like any other.

    And yes you can make a USB installer from that installer file.

  3. Expobill says:

    Good luck everyone, we all counting on you!

  4. vdiv says:

    You know what’s funny about using an external hard disk drive to backup a solid state drive? My backup drive just crashed and it’s taking forever to recover. Looks like it’s time to move to an SSD backup.

  5. Mick says:

    There’s a slight problem – when downloading the install file from the app store, the file is only 22 MB instead of the 5,7 GB it should have. How can you download the ACTUAL 5,7 GB file?

  6. Doug says:

    I downloaded and installed Mojave via the App Store, but when my computer restarted, all my applications had disappeared. The only apps on the hard drive were Apple’s software, so I have reinstalled High Sierra via a Time Machine backup. Can somebody tell me, please, how to install Mojave on my Mac, whilst keeping all my own third-party applications on the drive.
    Thanks.

    • Expobill says:

      I think by accepting 3rd party app in the security prefences under the general tab.
      As for me and upgrading, my g5 iPad wont sync with el cap anymore and i hate all sierras, so I’m going back to mountain lion as we speak or buy an HP LAPLET.

  7. gary james says:

    I downloaded Mojave. And is in Applicatioms folder. Now I renamed my flash 2 USB. I opened terminal and entered the command “sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave\ Beta.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia –volume /Volumes/USB –nointeraction –downloadassets” and entered password. then I get the message “sudo: /Applications/Install macOS Mojave Beta.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia: command not found

    • Paul says:

      Hey Gary, try this command syntax instead to create the USB flash boot drive for macOS Mojave, after you downloaded the installer:

      /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --nointeraction --downloadassets

      The problem with your original syntax was the “Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app” portion, which was still referencing the beta release rather than final. That should work!

  8. Gary James says:

    I followed all directions to make a bootable flash drive. And I get the message sudo: /Applications/Install macOS Mojave Beta.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia: command not found.

  9. iMac convert says:

    Whether 6.04GB or 5.7GB this is more than many peoples data allowance for a month!!

    Apple never state the size of their files with data size, until download starts, why do they do this is beyond me?

  10. Rudi says:

    Installed Mojave on my MacBooc pro without any problems. Everything working smart so far. Update on my iMac is just in progress.

    • Louie says:

      So did I. However, I do want to share a couple of warnings for some users:

      1. On 2012 iMacs, boot camp is not supported and Apple has officially acknowledged this fact. Therefore, anyone who needs to keep a Windows bootcamp installation on a 2012 iMac should NOT install MacOS Mojave.

      2. Starting in MacOS Mojave, a user password is required (i.e., hitting enter to log in is disabled) to be able to log in. Therefore, anyone running an earlier version of MacOS without a user password (i.e., anyone who just hits enter to log in) should set one before updating to macOS Mojave.

  11. JohnHB says:

    Installer does not start automatically after downloading is finished. What now ?

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