How to Upgrade Your MacBook Air: A Step-by-Step Guide

Update macOS on Mac Choose Apple menu  >, System Settings. Click General on the left side of the System Settings window, then click Software Update on the right. Or choose Apple menu  >, System Preferences, then click Software Update.

Are you still using an old MacBook Air and wondering if you can upgrade to a newer version of Mac OS? In this post, we will show you how to upgrade your MacBook Air 13 inch mid 2013 to a newer Mac OS.

First, click on software update to see if there are any available updates. Unfortunately, this will only show you an update of the Mac OS Sierra, not a newer operating system.

To find out what is the latest possible Mac OS that you can install, go to and select MacBook Air. You will see what the latest compatible Mac OS is for your computer. In this case, the 13 inch MacBook Air mid 2014 is not compatible with the latest Mac OS, Monterey, but it is compatible with Big Sur.

To download Big Sur, go to the Apple Store and download it. It is a large file, so it may take a while to download. Once it is downloaded, install it on your MacBook Air.

When installing, make sure your computer is connected to a power source and enter your password. The installation process will take some time, but once it is finished, you will have the latest Mac OS on your computer.

It is also important to check the cycle count of your battery before upgrading your operating system. This will tell you how many times your battery has been charged and discharged. If the cycle count is over a thousand, it may be time to replace your battery.

In conclusion, don’t let Apple fool you into thinking that you cannot upgrade your old computer. Follow these steps to upgrade your MacBook Air and enjoy the benefits of a newer operating system.


Why can't I upgrade my MacBook Air?
What to Do if Your Mac Won't Update. If you're having issues updating your Mac, make sure that you have enough RAM and storage space to download the update. You can also try restarting your computer and downloading the update manually. Finally, try booting in safe mode or repairing your hard drive in Disk Utility.
Can a 2014 MacBook Air be updated?
An early 2014 MacBook Air can be upgraded to the latest version of Big Sur macOS 11 but no later.
Can a 2013 MacBook Air be updated?
Chances are, your Mac can run macOS Big Sur The following models are supported: MacBook (2015 or later) MacBook Air (2013 or later) MacBook Pro (Late 2013 or later)
Is my MacBook Air too old to update?
Apple advises that macOS Catalina will run on the following Macs: MacBook models from early 2015 or later. MacBook Air models from mid-2012 or later. MacBook Pro models from mid-2012 or later.