SMU Macs Can Now Update to macOS Sonoma

macOS Sonoma iconWhen macOS Sonoma was released in the fall of 2023, we recommended that users of SMU Macs hold off on upgrading while OIT investigated and tested to ensure compatibility with all of our major platforms and software. Today, we are happy to report that you can now upgrade to Sonoma at your convenience!

You can update your Mac by going to your System Settings. While we have done extensive testing for our own service and software compatibility, keep in mind that you will need to personally check that any non-SMU applications that you have installed will continue to work with macOS Sonoma. This applies to any application that’s not provided by SMU that you have downloaded and installed yourself.

Also, please note that macOS Sonoma is not yet ready to be deployed to lab or classroom computers and is only approved for staff and faculty devices. Lab and classroom devices will remain on macOS Ventura until all remaining software and compliance checks are completed.

Of course, if you have any questions or would like to schedule assistance with upgrading your Mac, contact the IT Help Desk for answers or to schedule an appointment.

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Zach Peterson

Zach is a Senior IT Training & Communications Consultant with OIT. Zach began his SMU career at the IT Help Desk in 2012 and joined the Training & Communications Team in 2015. He is a 2011 graduate from the University of North Texas and obtained a Master of Liberal Studies degree from SMU in 2018. He enjoys reading and collecting vintage and antique radio sets. He grew up in Valley View, Texas near Denton.