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Apple macOS 10.12 Sierra

Last Review: 9/2017

Available To:

  • Departments and Offices at UT Arlington
  • Faculty (currently appointed) and Staff

Vendor: Apple

Product: OS X

Version: 10.12.6 (Latest)

Standard Software Supported By: Desktop

OIT Support Levels: Full


Download: Apple macOS 10.12 Sierra Size:


Function:

Operating system

System Requirements: Mfg. Minimum

  • Base OS: Mac
  • OS Version: n/a
  • Processor: 2009 Models or Later
  • RAM: 4 GB Minimum
  • Additional Hard Disk Space Needed: 8.8 GB

System Requirements: OIT Required

  • Base OS: Mac
  • OS Version: n/a
  • Processor: 2009 Models or Later
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Additional Hard Disk Space Needed: 10 GB

Known Issues:

No issues reported

How to Get:

Apple provides free updates for Mac OS X via the Software Update feature in the Apple Menu.

Support:

Apple lists the following compatible computers for OS X 10.12 "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)

In order to upgrade your computer to macOS 10.12, you must have one of the following versions currently installed on your Mac computer.

  • OS X El Capitan v10.11
  • OS X Yosemite v10.10
  • OS X Mavericks v10.9
  • OS X Mountain Lion v10.8
  • OS X Lion v10.7

Since version 10.6, the Mac OS X no longer needs the Cisco VPN tool to connect to the UTA VPN server. Detailed instructions are available on OIT’s website.

UTA no longer supports SecureDoc on Apple computers. OIT now requires full disk encryption using a combination of Filevault2, backing up the encryption key automatically to the University's JAMF management system.

Visit OIT Help Desk or see Apple's Support page

Backing up data is the responsibility of the client.  One such method is burning data to a CD or DVD.  Modern versions of macOS allow you to utilize the Apple native tool Time Machine.  If you use Time Machine, you will need to enable it, and be familiar with how to recover data using it.

Related Software:

Mac OS X 10.11

Mac OS X 10.10

Mac OS X 10.9