How To Update To macOS Sierra Without Losing Data & Files

macos sierra update without losing data guide

It’s been a few months since Apple rolled its latest macOS Sierra operating system for iMac and MacBook. But many MAC users have been looking for ways to upgrade to macOS Sierra without losing already installed files, data on their devices to avoid the hassle of having to create a backup and restore it after the upgrade process. Well, actually, there are a few ways can follow to upgrade from current Mac OS to macOS Sierra latest version while keeping existing data such as files, documents, videos, photos, and more.

Different Ways Of Upgrading To macOS Sierra Without Losing Data:

Before proceeding, we would advise you to still go ahead and backup data just to be on a safe side. If you’re confident enough, then go ahead and follow steps without prior backup. You can create backup on MAC using Time Machine or an external storage device or a USB drive with enough storage space.

Over-the-air update on MAC is a safe method which involves minimum chances of anything going wrong. In any case, taking a backup is advised before the macOS Sierra update process. So, with that said and done, let’s go forward and see how to update to macOS Sierra without losing losing data and files.

Method 1 –

1 – Open Mac App store and search macOS Sierra download page.

2 – In macOS Sierra page, click on Update button.

3 – Wait for the installation to complete

4 – Once done, restart MAC to complete the process.

5 – That’s all.

This is the recommended method installing and upgrading macOS Sierra on MAC. Otherwise, see the next method.

Method 2 –

1 – Open MAC app store.

2 – Click on the Update tab at the top of the Mac app store interface.

3 – When the MAC app store is finished refreshing, you’ll see a system update message pop up.

4 – Click on the Update button.

5 – After the update, restart MAC to complete the process.

6 – That’s all.

Installing macOS Sierra via OTA method is the recommended and save method. Moreover, all your existing device data will be right there where it wad before the upgrade. You can also manually update to macOS Sierra or clean install macOS Sierra to get a fresh start without any issues.

Do share what’s your preferred method of upgrading operating system on MAC in the comments below.

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