How to Find macOS Version and Build Number on Mac

You might be looking for the Mac version or build number to make sure it’s up to date, and you are safe from all known vulnerabilities. macOS version also required checking the app compatibility. About This Mac display all the information related to macOS version and hardware specs as well. So to know the version and build of currently installed macOS, please follow the steps given below.

Check macOS version and build number

Apple re-branded Mac operating system from OS X to macOS, so If you are running a version older than v10.12.0, then you might see OS X while you are looking for details.

  1. On the screen top-left corner click the Apple () icon and then select About This Mac option from the menu.
  2. This will open up a window; here you can see the version of the operating system under the macOS name. If you can’t see the build number on the window, then click on the Version number and then you have the build number as well.
  3. In the screenshot given below, you can see the macOS name High Sierra, version 10.13.2 and build number is 17C88, not only that you can see the other hardware related details as well.
about this mac version and build

Find macOS version using Terminal

For command line lovers, If you spend more time using Terminal on your Mac then there is a command to find macOS version and build number.

  1. Open Terminal window on your Mac.
  2. Type the command: sw_vers hit return, and you can see the operating system version and build details right on the command line.
  3. Here, you can see the ProductName: Mac OS X, ProductVersion: 10.13.2 and also build number 17C88.
find macOS version and build terminal command

Is your Mac up to date? Learn more how to update your Mac OS to the latest version.

Previous Mac OS versions and build numbers

List of OS X and macOS versions and builds numbers released by Apple, latest one is on the top and so on. This list is helpful when you need to find compatibility with you macOS.

  • macOS High Sierra (10.13.x)
    • 10.13 (17A365, 17A405)
    • 10.13.1 (17B48, 17B1002, 17B1003)
    • 10.13.2 (17C88, 17C89)
    • 10.13.3 beta 2 (17D25b)
  • macOS Sierra (10.12.x)
    • 10.12 (16A323)
    • 10.12.1 (16B2555, 16B2657)
    • 10.12.2 (16C67, 16C68)
    • 10.12.3 (16D32)
    • 10.12.4 (16E195)
    • 10.12.5 (16F73, 16F2073)
    • 10.12.6 (16G29, 16G1036, 16G1114)
  • OS X El Capitan (10.11.x)
    • 10.11 (15A284)
    • 10.11.1 (15B42)
    • 0.11.2 (15C50)
    • 10.11.3 (15D21)
    • 10.11.4 (15E65)
    • 10.11.5 (15F34)
    • 10.11.6 (15G31, 15G1004, 15G1108, 15G1212, 15G1217, 15G1421, 15G1510, 15G1611, 15G17023, 15G18013)
  • OS X Yosemite (10.10.x)
    • 10.10 (14A389)
    • 10.10.1 (14B25)
    • 10.10.2 (14C109, 14C1510, 14C1514, 14C2043, 14C2513)
    • 10.10.3 (14D131, 14D136)
    • 10.10.4 (14E46)
    • 10.10.5 (14F27, 14F1021, 14F1505, 14F1509, 14F1605, 14F1713, 14F1808, 14F1909, 14F1912, 14F2009, 14F2109, 14F2315, 14F2411, 14F2511)
  • OS X Mavericks (10.9.x)
    • 10.9 (13A603 – GM2)
    • 10.9.1 (13B42)
    • 10.9.2 (13C64, 13C1021)
    • 10.9.3 (13D65)
    • 10.9.4 (13E28)
    • 10.9.5 (13F34, 13F1066, 13F1077, 13F1096, 13F1112, 13F1134, 13F1507, 13F1603, 13F1712, 13F1808, 13F1911)
  • OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.x)
    • 10.8 (12A269 – GM )
      10.8.1 (12B19)
      10.8.2 (12C54)
      12C60 (12C2034, 12C3104)
      10.8.3 (12D78)
      10.8.4 (12E55, 12E3067, 12E4022)
      10.8.5 (12F37, 12F45, 12F2501, 12F2518, 12F2542, 12F2560)
  • Mac OS X Lion (10.7.x)
    • 10.7 (11A511, 11A511s, 11A2061, and 11A2063)
    • 10.7.1 (11B26, 11B2118)
    • 10.7.2 (11C74)
    • 10.7.3 (11D50)
    • 10.7.4 (11E53)
    • 10.7.5 (11G56, 11G63)
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.x)
    • 10.6 (10A432, 10A433)
      10.6.1 (10B504)
      10.6.2 (10C540)
      10.6.3 (10D573, 10D575, 10D578)
      10.6.4 (10F569)
      10.6.5 (10H574)
      10.6.6 (10J567)
      10.6.7 (10J869, 10J3250, 10J4138)
      10.6.8 (10K540, 10K549)
  • Leopard (10.5.x)
  • Tiger (10.4.x)
  • Panther (10.3.x)
  • Jaguar (10.2.x)
  • Puma (10.1.x)
  • Cheetah (10.0.x)
  • Kodiak (Public Beta.x)
  • Hera (1.0.x)

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