Upgrading to macOS Sierra

macOS Sierra

I love keeping everything updated on my Mac, from the operating system, and also the applications. I just updated to macOS Sierra — the latest operating system by Apple. I upgraded from OS X El Capitan. This post is posted after the upgrade.

Preparation

On my Mac, I installed all upgraded applications. Some applications already released the update to make them work with macOS Sierra. About my Mac, it’s 15″ MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) with 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 processor and 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 of memory.

It’s highly recommended to backup everything. The simplest way is probably using Time Machine. But, I decided not to backup using Time Machine. I copied the important files to my external drive. It takes time, but having everything backed up is a good scenario.
Before hitting the download button, this was my setup:

  • Make sure that I have my Apple ID password.
  • Battery charger is plugged, and I have enough battery.
  • All applications are updated.
  • I have the important files backed up.

I have some applications like Coda, Office, Sequel Pro, Homebrew, Little Snitch and many more. I also running PHP 7.0.10 and MySQL 5.7.14 via Homebrew. I took the risk to do the upgrade. If there are problems on the applications, usually the developers will provide the upgrade soon. Otherwise, it’s a nightmare. But, decision had been made.

Time to upgrade!

macOS Sierra installation
Siri on macOS Sierra

Go to macOS Sierra download page on App Store to download. It took a while depending on the internet speed. Lucky that I had a stable connection during my download process.
Once the download process completed, I simply follow the wizard.

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I just follow the installation wizard. After the setup was completed, I just simply login to my Mac. Everything works. Anyway, Siri is available on Mac now. And, I enabled Siri for now.

Post Installation

After the installation, I checked the common applications I use on daily basis. Little Snitch is not compatible, but the update is available. Great. Coda is running well with its latest release.

For now, everything is working well. I haven’t got any issues with the installed applications. So, on my case, upgrading from OS X El Capitan to macOS Sierra runs without any problems. If you’re not yet sure whether you want to move to macOS Sierra or stay with the current version, waiting for few weeks ahead is advisable.