Which Macs Are Compatible with macOS Sierra


Since macOS Sierra has been released for a while and you probably can’t wait to upgrade your Mac to this new operation system. Read this post to check macOS Sierra compatibility and find out if your Mac is compatible.

Dec. 12, 2016

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The latest operation system of Apple - macOS Sierra comes with great new features that allow you to do more than ever with your Mac. Ask Siri to locate your files, copy images, video or text on your Mac and paste into your iPhone, automatically unlock your Mac with Apple Watch, or shop online with Apple Pay in Safari – all these can be done with macOS Sierra.

Can’t wait to upgrade to macOS Sierra for a better experience with your Mac? Firstly, one thing you need to do before upgrading your operation system is to check if your Mac is compatible with macOS Sierra. You can see your Mac information like model, memory, storage space and version of OS X by choosing “About This Mac” from the Apple menu ().

How to Check Your Mac for macOS Sierra Compatibility

How to Check Your Mac for macOS Sierra Compatibility

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List of Macs compatible with MacOS Sierra

After viewing the information of your own Mac, you need to make sure it meets the hardware requirements of macOS Sierra. According to Apple, the following Mac models can run macOS Sierra:

  • iMac (Late 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook (Late 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2010 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Mid 2010 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Mid 2010 or newer)

Feature Requirements

You can run macOS Sierra on your Mac if your device is listed above. But some old models may not support special features like Universal Clipboard, Apple Pay, or Auto Unlock. Check the following requirements for Universal Clipboard and Apple Pay:

  • iMac (2012 or newer)
  • MacBook (Early 2015 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (2012 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (2012 or newer)
  • Mac mini (2012 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013)

To experience Sierra’s Auto Unlock, you need to use a Mac introduced in mid 2013 or later and an Apple Watch with watchOS 3.

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The Bottom Line

After checking macOS Sierra compatibility and getting your Mac ready for upgrade, you can go to Mac App Store to download macOS Sierra and then follow the onscreen instructions to install this new operation system. If you have any question about macOS Sierra compatibility, leave your message in comment section to discuss with us.

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