In Short Hacks: Apple Inc is considered to be one of the most innovative companies in the world! This company has earned this title due to its unparalleled products with numerous latest features in its products. In this article, we have covered all about El Capitan on Mac and Download El Capitan.DMG free.
Apple is widely known for its iPhones, iPads, Mac computer, iPods, etc. Every time Apple comes out with a new product or with an update for its products, many new features are added to it which are not available on any other device.
In the second half of the year 2015, Apple rolled out a major update for its Mac computers. This update is named as ‘OS X El Capitan’ which is the version 10.11 for Macintosh computers. Primarily, this update is for those Mac computers which cannot upgrade to macOS High Sierra. It is also for those Mac users who need to upgrade to El Capitan. The latest update for EL Capitan which is the version 10.11.6 was released on December 6, 2017.
Some requirements which have to be fulfilled by your Mac computer are:
#1 Your computer must have at least 2GB of RAM.
#2 You must have Mac App Store on your computer.
#3 Minimum of 6 GB of disk space should be available.
El Capitan can run on all the computers which can run other OS X versions such as Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Snow Leopard or Yosemite.
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Some of the computers on which El Capitan can run are:
1. MacBook Pro.
3. MacBook Air.
4. Mac Pro.
5. Mac Mini.
Even though your computer is listed above, you need to check whether your computer meets the requirements for El Capitan to run on it! Also, El Capitan might face issues since Apple states that the newly available Metal API is available on ‘all Macs since 2012‘ which means that if your computer is older than 2012, then there are fair chances that El Capitan will not run on your computer.
Some of the most amazing features of El Capitan are:
In the El Capitan update, user experience and performance have been the point of focus.
Safari- In El Capitan, users can now pin tabs for frequently accessed websites to the tab bar in Safari. It also allows the user to customize the font and background of the Reader mode.
Messages and Mail- Multi-touch gestures have been added to Mail and Messages which are used on the multi-touch devices to mark or delete emails or chats by the swipe of a finger on the trackpad. El Capitan also analyses the contents of every email in Mail and then uses the collected information in other applications.
Maps- In Apple Maps, the latest OS X which is El Capitan shows public transit information similar to Maps in iOS 9. However, this feature is available only for a countable number of cities which include Mexico City, New York City, Berlin, Washington DC, London, Paris, Philadelphia, San Francisco, etc.
Out of all the updates released for El Capitan, the 10.11.4 update had some problems which led to computers being frozen. The users had to hard reboot their computers hard to unfreeze their computers. Apple solved this issue in the 10.11.5 update for El Capitan users.
How to Upgrade to El Capitan on your Computer?
Step 1- Go to ‘itunes.apple.com/app/os-x-el-capitan/id1147835434?mt=12‘ this link on your computer using a web browser.
Step 2- Once the web page is loaded successfully, click on the ‘Download‘ option on this page.
Step 3- You will notice that a file named ‘Install OS X El Capitan‘ gets added to downloads in your Applications folder.
Step 4- As soon as the downloading process is completed, the installer will open automatically on your computer.
Step 5- Now, click on ‘Continue‘ and follow the instructions which appear on your screen to upgrade to El Capitan on your Apple computers.
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This is all you need to know about El Capitan before downloading it on your Apple Computer. If you have any doubt regarding El Capitan, then please let us know about it in the comments section below.
This post was written by Aditya Kashyap and was first posted to iTech Hacks
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