Downgrade from El Capitan to Mavericks. What happens to synced photos, and others?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sw6lee, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. sw6lee macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2013
    Hey guys,

    I'm looking to downgrade my MBA 2013 11" from El Capitan to Mavericks, but I'm wondering what I will lose mostly.

    What will happen to Photos? Will I still be able to sync photos with my iPhone, iPad on iOS 8 and iOS 9? I'm also not sure if Microsoft Office 2016 will work on Mavericks. For split screen, I'm thinking of buying an app that provides this feature, as I heard there is one. Any other things that I should know?

    What about downgrading to Yosemite? Will I be able to get a longer battery life on Yosemite than El Capitan? I'm not having as good battery life as before after installing El Capitan a few months ago. I'm going to disable transparency in Yosemite, so performance won't be an issue, as I had good performance on Yosemite with that feature off.

    Any input would be appreciated!

    Thanks a bunch!
  2. quackers82 macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2014
    If you want to use Office 2016 you cannot go any lower than Yosemite, for Mavericks you would have to go back to Office 2011.

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