macOS Sierra

What can your Mac do now? More than ever.

macOS Sierra does even more for you, so you can do more with your Mac. It helps you rediscover your best photos, work more seamlessly between devices, and free up valuable storage space. It also brings fun new ways to create super expressive messages. And now the files on your Mac are always right at your fingertips — whether you’re on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

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Enhanced support for Arabic

Now your Mac works the way you do.

Using your Mac just got easier for people who read, write, and speak Arabic. From icons in the Dock to items in the menu bar, objects in the full right-to-left user interface flow in the direction you read. And most of the apps that come with your Mac, including Notes and Messages, have been redesigned with lists and buttons on the right side for easy selection. You can talk to Siri on your Mac in Arabic, too. So you can do all the things you do on your Mac — naturally.

Universal Clipboard

Copy on one device. Paste on another.

Copy images, video, and text from an app on your iPhone. Then paste into another app on your nearby Mac — or vice versa. There are no extra steps. Just copy and paste as you normally do. Find a great recipe while browsing on your Mac? Paste the ingredients right to the grocery list on your iPhone.

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Auto Unlock with Apple Watch

Log in before you even sit down.

Automatically log in to your Mac when you’re wearing your Apple Watch. No password typing required. Need to take a quick call or step away? Get right back to work when you return.

iCloud Drive

Your desktop and Documents folder. Accessible on all your devices.

Access the files on your Mac desktop right on your iPhone. Now the files on your desktop and in your Documents folder — where most files are saved — can be automatically stored and updated in iCloud Drive, so you can always access them on your iOS devices and even another Mac.

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Optimized Storage

When you need more space, let your Mac find it for you.

Storage space maxed out? No problem. macOS Sierra can help make more room by automatically storing rarely used files in iCloud and keeping them available on demand. It can also help you find and remove old files you no longer use. So the files you’ve used most recently stay on your Mac and there’s always room for new ones.

Files you rarely need are saved in iCloud. Until you need them.

When you need more space, Optimized Storage makes room by storing infrequently used files, email attachments, photos, and previously viewed iTunes movies in the cloud. You can easily find every file right where you saved it. Just open it up and download the original as if it was always there. Files you’ve used recently remain on your Mac along with optimized versions of your photos, so you can work offline.

Easily get rid of duplicate and obsolete files.

macOS Sierra can keep unneeded files from cluttering up your Mac. It prompts you to delete used app installers, and clears out duplicate downloads, caches, logs, and other unnecessary stuff. You can also easily find and delete large apps and files, or ones you simply don’t use. So you can be free of clutter. It can even get rid of it for you, deleting items that have been in the Trash for 30 days.


Rediscover memories in beautiful new ways.

You’ve spent years capturing moments worth remembering. Now Photos can turn them into unforgettable experiences called Memories. And powerful new technologies deliver improved face recognition, display all your photos on a world map, and even allow you to search your photos by the objects and scenery in them.

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Liven up the conversation.

Express yourself in fun new ways. Send a huge emoji. Respond back with a heart or a thumbs-up on a friend’s message bubble. And play videos and preview links right in the conversation.


Now with an all-new Apple Music experience.

Finding your favorite songs and discovering new ones is even simpler with the freshly redesigned Apple Music inside iTunes. The revamped For You makes it easier to discover new music and playlists we think you’ll love, thanks to expert curation and advanced machine learning. The new Browse section lets everyone see the best of what’s available on Apple Music, from exclusives and new releases to playlists and top charts. And now you can view lyrics while you listen in the refined MiniPlayer.

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Get all your docs in a row.

Now it’s easy to keep windows from piling up on your desktop. Tabs work just as they do in Safari — but now they work in most apps on your Mac, and in many third-party apps as well. Just update to macOS Sierra and your apps are good to go. Breeze between multiple Pages documents in full screen. And look at lots of different destinations in Maps without getting lost.

Picture in Picture

Keep one eye on what you’re watching and the other on what you’re doing.

Now you can float a video window from Safari or iTunes over your desktop or a full-screen app. Play the video in any corner of the desktop and resize it to see more or less of what’s behind it. So you can catch up on your favorite show while you catch up on email. Or watch the big game while playing a game yourself.

It’s easy to upgrade to macOS Sierra.

When you upgrade to macOS Sierra, you get new features that make using your Mac even more efficient and enjoyable. You get all the latest security and performance updates, too. macOS is available free on the Mac App Store, so it’s simple to upgrade.

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