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Original poster
May 9, 2019
OS updates options for macbook air 13" early 2015 running El Capitan 10.11.6

Trying to update an old MacBook AIR, 13" early 2015, currently on El Capitan 10.11.6, but when I try updating get message no update available !

Surely a way to get a more upto date OS, was hoping to get to Catalina although I expect would need several intermediary versions....

Advice appreciated.


macrumors 68030
Jan 19, 2015
Oregon, USA
Sierra 10.12.6:
High Sierra 10.13.6:
Mojave 10.14.6:
Catalina (I would recommend holding off for now. It is new and has bugs still):

I strongly recommend doing a backup before performing any macOS upgrade just in case a problem is encountered and recovery to a the older, functional system is needed.
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