macOS Upgrade Instructions


IT Services has made annual upgrade to macOS available to SFU - macOS 14 Sonoma

Upgrades are a full integer release (eg. macOS 13.x to 14.x) and are made available every fall by Apple

Upgrades are done in Managed Software Center


  • 25GB of free disk space required to install
  • Make sure your mac is connected to AC power
  • Wired connection is recommended - VPN is not required
  • Please close your applications, web sessions, documents, etc.



Step 1 - Download the Installer

  • Launch Managed Software Center application
  • Go to Search at the left pane 
  • Search for "macOS Sonoma Installer"
  • Click Install - the download could take a while but will run in the background while you work


Step 2 - Install the Upgrade

  • Installation will take up to 60 minutes to complete
  • We recommend upgrading during your lunch break or at the end of the work day
  • Go to Updates at the left pane, then click UPDATE to trigger the process 
    • Note: the same user who initiates the upgrade must login with their password when the upgrade is complete

  • Your computer will automatically restart
  • Your screen will go black with the Apple logo and your computer may restart a couple more times
  • If you see the login screen below then your upgrade was successful


  • Enter your password  to complete the process


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