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How To: What Build is My Mac?

How To: What Build is My Mac?

You may be asked to provide your Mac OS X build version under certain circumstances. So what is a Mac build version? Each version of Mac OS X has a unique build version. Builds are specific to Mac hardware. Here are some easy ways to check for Mac X build numbers.

 

Find Mac X Build Number in System Report

 

1. Go to -> About This Mac -> System Report -> and click Software to reveal system version info and build number.

 

Find Mac X Build Number in Terminal

 

1. Open Terminal (Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal) 

2. Type the following command

sw_vers

3. Build version will display on the third line.

Mac build version terminal

 

4. You can also get Terminal to search System Profiler for your build version by typing the following command

system_profiler |grep "System Version 

Mac build version system profiler

 

You can find more useful Mac X troubleshooting commands here.

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Wednesday, 27 March 2019