Upgrading to Yosemite without Apple ID?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by nelly22, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. nelly22 macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2009
    I would like to update from 10.8.1 to Yosemite but without creating and using Apple ID.

    Is this possible? Where i can download Yosemite? Thanks!
  2. James Craner macrumors 68000

    James Craner

    Sep 13, 2002
    Bristol, UK
    Yosemite is only legitimately available from the Mac App Store and to use that you will need to have an Apple ID.

    If you have a Mac that already has Yosemite you can create a Bootable Flash Drive with Yosemite on it, and use that to upgrade your other Mac. However that does require you to enter your Apple ID to download it again, as the installation files as removed after you update.

    Not sure why you are concerned about creating an Apple ID as it is free to do so.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    The only way to legally download it is from apple and they require an apple id.

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