What to be aware of before upgrade/install to Maverics ?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by jespervang, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. jespervang macrumors newbie

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    Still a very new Mac owner (MBA 11" 2013 model), I'm curious what to be aware of , before hitting that install button in the Mac App store ?
     
  2. jamesjingyi macrumors 6502a

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    Low fps on games... A lot longer battery life :) Its really good, trust me :)
     
  3. jespervang thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I should not expect any issues during installation ? Our iPad / iPhones have always had no problems when upgrading ... (knock on wood)
     
  4. tyche macrumors 6502

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    Have a backup and possibly two (Time Machine / Carbon Copy). It's going to work most of the time but just reading the forum here you can see for whatever reasons, it can mess up.
     
  5. PaulOBrain macrumors regular

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    You shouldn't, but always make sure to backup before installing just in case.
     
  6. jespervang thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    Just run the installer.
    Your only concern is whether all your apps will be completely compatible. Most modern apps should be, but some might need updating to versions (which may not quite be released yet).
     
  8. Jon-PDX macrumors regular

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    If you prefer to sync your contacts locally and not use iCloud syncing don't upgrade. Apple now forces you to sync contacts through iCloud in Mavericks.

    See.....

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1654595

    And Apple's KB here...
    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH12117?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

    Quote:
    "If you use OS X Mavericks v.10.9 or later, your contacts, calendars, and other info are updated on your computers and iOS devices via iCloud."

    Not sure if that matters to you but thought I should mention it.

    Jon...
     
  9. metier macrumors member

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    Yes for sure have backups, I needed mine.

    Also when it says less then a minute remaining and the bar is solid blue and completely filled in it is lying to you. I upgraded 2 mac's (an air and mini) where it was only a couple of minutes, but when I did my MBPr it stayed this way for over 15 minutes, so I forced a reboot, hence the need for the backup, MBPr booted up into recovery mode. Reading other posts (afterwards) it can take quite a while for it to actually finish.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1657671
     

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