**Sierra is now hidden on the App store. To find it, watch this video:
This video shows you to to upgrade your Mac to Apple’s newest Operating System, Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra. You will learn what to expect when upgrading and the steps involved in the process. Make sure you have a backup of your Mac on Time Machine before you start!
The upgrade will work from ost previous versions of Mac OS X, including Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite and El Capitan.
Sierra requires at least 2GB of RAM and 8GB of storage space and your Mac will need to be one of the following models:
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.
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welcome to Tips & Tricks gemsbok is an apple consultant we're here to help you with your applicants today we're going to upgrade a Mac system to OS 10 point 12 Sierra okay so the very first thing you need to do is make sure you have a Time Machine backup backups are critical when you're doing upgrades they usually go smoothly but you never know from there you open up the App Store and the Sierra banner will be pretty prominently placed or you can click on this here icon and choose an load or you enter your Apple ID and your password to sign yourself in and from there the CRA installer will start downloading to your system you can see the progress of it if you go down into the lower left and hover your mouse over the launch pad and from there you can see a progress bar and how many Meg's downloaded how many you have left to go you can also click on the launch pad and once you click on it you'll get a view of all the icons in the launch pad but you get sort of a slightly larger view of the progress here if you want to go out of that just hit escape and you can go out of that you can work on other things while it's downloading so we'll let our download finish for gigs fairly large and from there the Sierra installer will launch it could continue and here you accept the Apple agreement choose your hard drive you're installing on to enter your local max administrator password and from here the Mac will load up the installer files and get ready to reboot your system from the system reboot then it'll do the full load since we can't capture the screen here we're going to switch over to a camera view so we can see the restart and reboot process and in installation so the files have been loaded the system's rebooted in sort of a mini version of ceará to finish the loading and the loading progress happens here we've sped it up here for the sake of time but it'll take a good 20 minutes for the load to happen and from there your system has been loaded you can do your first login and here you can sign in with your Apple ID it's pretty important to do it right off the bat because it'll set up a whole bunch of things automatically for you you can do it after the fact but it'll just be kind of a cleaner install if you do right right in this screen if you can next thing is to accept the terms and conditions again to agree to that and then iCloud will get set up so with setting up by signing in with your Apple ID and allowing it to set up iCloud it'll set up a number of things your iCloud mail your your iCloud storage connection with many in any of your apps calendar and so on and gives you option of setting up the iCloud keychain it's a really handy feature if you have multiple Mac's where you want to keep a keychain and passwords saved between multiple Mac's or an iPhone or an iPad so in this case we're not going to set it up at this point but it's it's a good thing to have handy and also you can share your files too to your iCloud Drive and sync up your your your photo library as well into the cloud in this case we're not going to bother with those to complete the installation and also here's a new feature you can enable Siri we're going to allow that to be enabled and it's the first time we have Siri running on a Mac and there you go you've upgraded your Mac to OS 10 point twelve Sierra all the new features will be ready all your data will be there all of your apps will be in place and you can start using the new features such as Siri Siri open Apple comm if you want to dive in and get some help with new features and go to the finder choose the help menu and choose what's new and Mac OS and the tour will come up we'll have some more series on the new features of Sierra if you have any questions about Sierra put them in the comments below if you'd like some extra help or one-on-one help please feel free to get in touch with us through our website which is in the description and please remember to Like share and subscribe