Before You Upgrade to macOS Big Sur

Your upgrade to macOS Big Sur has been blocked for now.

Apple has recently released their newest operating system, Big Sur. We would like to caution our users to be careful before installing this upgrade, see MacOS Big Sur compatibility: Find out if your device will work with the new OS and macOS 11.0 Big Sur: The Ars Technica review

IT recommends NOT upgrading at this time. Currently there are Berkeley Lab enterprise applications that may not work, such as Sophos, VPN, and Zoom. There are some known issues with some Adobe products. Note all 32-bit applications are not compatible with Big Sur. 

If you have BigFix installed, Berkeley Lab IT will be blocking the upgrade at this time until compatibility issues are addressed. If you attempt to install Big Sur, a pop-up browser window will open to this article.

If you choose to upgrade, please address the following:

  • Is your computer compatible?

  • Are all your peripheral devices compatible?

  • Is all your installed software compatible?

  • Do you have the installers for that software, if you need to reinstall?

  • If you do upgrade, do you have a full backup of your computer?

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