How much free space do you need for OS X Yosemite?
OS X Yosemite was released years ago; in fact, it is no longer supported. Nevertheless, it is still a great option for older Mac models — those no longer compatible with newer macOS versions.
To install OS X Yosemite, the requirements are the same as they were for Apple’s OS X Mavericks. We’ll cover all the system requirements in this article, but let’s first start with disk space. Now, in terms of space, you’ll need at least 8 GB of free disk space. To check how much disk space you have, head to the section below.
How to check free disk space on your Mac
- Click the Apple icon at the top left of your screen.
- Select “About This Mac.”
- Underneath “Memory,” click on “More info…”
- In the new window, select “Storage.”
- Above the multi-colored bar, you will find the phrase “XX.XX GB free out of XX.XX GB.”
Again, if you have more than 8 GB of free space on your Mac, you can upgrade to OS X Yosemite. If you’re running a little low, check out this helpful guide — it’ll help you clean up gigabytes of disk space.
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