How to turn off Safari website notifications on macOS

 

How to turn off Safari website notifications on macOS

Safari website notifications are great to get up to date news as they are published. However, it can sometime be overwhelming and you might want to turn off Safari website notifications for certain sites.

Follow along to learn how to turn them off…

How to turn off Safari website notifications on macOS

    1. While in Safari on macOS, tap on Safari > Preferences.
    2. Tap on Websites and then Notifications on the left column.
    3. Highlight the website you’d like to turn off notifications for and tap the Remove button at the bottom. Confirm the removal.

Safari website notifications are great until you are overloaded with tons of them. Knowing how to manage them and reducing the amount of notifications pushed is always a good thing, especially when they start to get a bit spammy.

For more help getting the most out of your Apple devices, check out our how to guide as well as the following articles:


Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

How to Troubleshoot & Fix MacOS Mojave Wi-Fi Issues


How to Troubleshoot & Fix MacOS Mojave Wi-Fi Issues

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Have you been experiencing wi-fi problems since installing MacOS Mojave 10.14 on a Mac? While MacOS Mojave works great for most Mac users with compatible Macs (and even for many Macs that are unofficially able to run Mojave), a small number of MacOS Mojave users have discovered that wireless networking is having difficulties for them. Typically the Mojave wi-fi issues are that the connection has either failed, drops frequently, won’t reliably connect to wi-fi, is unable to connect at all, or even that general wi-fi performance is suffering, and the symptoms appear to have arrived only after updating a Mac to macOS Mojave.

This troubleshooting guide will aim to troubleshoot and resolve wi-fi problems and issues with MacOS Mojave.


Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Problems with MacOS Mojave

We’ll walk through a variety of steps to troubleshoot wireless networking issues on the Mac. Some of these are fairly simple, while others are more complex and require setting up new network profile information, moving system files, using custom network configurations, and other techniques that typically resolve wireless.

Important: Back up the Mac before going any further. This is essential because some of the troubleshooting steps involves accessing and removing system level configuration files. A full system backup is essential so that you can restore from if something goes haywire, and to prevent data loss. Backing up a Mac with Time Machine is easy, don’t skip it.

Install Available Software Updates, & Reboot the Mac

It’s always a good idea to keep system software up to date, and thus your first step should be to check for any available system software updates and install them if applicable.

You can check for and install system software updates in macOS by going to the Software Update control panel in “System Preferences”. Be sure to backup your Mac before installing any system software update.

If you do not have any system software updates available, go ahead and restart the Mac anyway, as sometimes a simple reboot remedies wi-fi and network issues.

Disconnect USB 3 / USB-C Devices, Docks, Hubs, etc from the Mac

If your wi-fi works but is frequently dropping, unable to connect, operates extremely slow, or is nearly useless, a possibility exists of hardware interference with certain USB 3 or USB-C devices and the Mac. This is because some USB devices emit radio frequency that can interfere with wireless networking.

Yes this sounds strange, but apparently some users are discovering that certain USB 3 and USB-C docks, hubs, and adapters are interfering with their wi-fi performance, typically on the newer model MacBook and MacBook Pro computers, but it can impact other machines as well.

An easy way to check if this applies to you and your wi-fi issues is to disconnect any connected USB 3 or USB-C devices, docks, hubs, or adapters from the Mac.

If the wi-fi connection works fine with the USB device disconnected, then you have likely found the culprit for your wireless network issues. If the USB cable is long enough, you can try moving the USB device further away from the computer itself so that nearby interference is minimized.

Some users report that changing the network connection from 2.4ghz to 5ghz can fix this issue, or getting a higher quality shielded USB hub may make a difference too.

For what it’s worth, this same USB interference issue can impact Bluetooth performance as well.

Make a New Wi-Fi Configuration in MacOS Mojave

These steps will walk through removing existing wi-fi configuration files to create new ones, which often resolves network problems on a Mac. Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Back up your Mac first if you have not done so already – do not skip making a backup
  2. Pull down the Wi-Fi menu bar item in the upper right corner of the screen and choose “Turn Wi-Fi Off” to temporarily disable wi-fi on the Mac
  3. Now go to the Finder, and in any easily accessible location (Desktop, Documents, etc), make a new folder named something obvious like “WiFi Backup Files”
  4. Next, pull down the “Go” menu in the Finder and choose “Go To Folder”
  5. Enter the following path in Go To Folder then select “Go”
  6. /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/

  7. Locate and select the following files in the SystemConfiguration folder
  8. NetworkInterfaces.plist
    com.apple.wifi.message-tracer.plist
    com.apple.airport.preferences.plist
    preferences.plist

  9. Select those files and move them to the “WiFi Backup Files” folder you made a moment ago
  10. Now pull down the  Apple menu and choose “Restart”, this will restart the Mac
  11. After the Mac boots back up, click on the Wi-Fi menu in the upper right corner again, this time selecting “Turn Wi-Fi On”
  12. Join the wireless network as usual by finding the wi-fi access point in the Wi-Fi menu

Now try using the internet again as usual, by opening Safari and visiting your favorite website (which is osxdaily.com obviously!). Wireless networking should work fine for most Mac users at this point.

If you continue to have problems with wireless networking and wi-fi, proceed to the next troubleshooting method.

Create a New Network Location with Custom Settings

Detailed below is how to create a new network location using custom configuration settings for DNS and MTU, this can often resolve finicky network issues on the Mac (and other hardware for that matter).

  1. Quit out of any open app that uses the internet (Safari, Mail, Messages, Chrome, Firefox, etc)
  2. From the  Apple menu, choose “System Preferences”
  3. Choose the “Network” panel, then choose “Wi-Fi”
  4. Pull down the “Location” menu and select “Edit Locations” from the dropdown menu
  5. Create a new location in Network preferences

  6. Click the [+] plus button to create a new network location, give it an obvious name like “FixWiFi” then click on “Done”
  7. a new network location to resolve some wireless networking problems

  8. Pull down the dropdown menu next to “Network Name” and choose the wi-fi network to join, then enter the wi-fi password if necessary
  9. Now click on the “Advanced” button, seen in the corner of the ‘Network’ preference panel
  10. Click the “TCP/ IP” tab and now click on “Renew DHCP Lease”
  11. renew DHCP lease to get DHCP info filled in automatically

  12. Now select the “DNS” tab, and within the “DNS Servers” area click on the [+] plus button to add the following IP addresses as one entry per line:
  13. 8.8.8.8
    8.8.4.4

    (Note these IPs are Google DNS servers, but you can use CloudFlare DNS or OpenDNS or others if desired)
    adding custom DNS settings to improve DNS lookups on Mac

  14. Now choose the “Hardware” tab and set ‘Configure’ to “Manually”
  15. Adjust “MTU” to “Custom” and set the number to “1491”
  16. Choosing custom MTU settings in network preferences

  17. Click “OK” to accept the MTU changes
  18. Click “Apply” to set the network changes for the new network location
  19. Exit out of System Preferences
  20. Finally, open Safari, Firefox, or Chrome, and try to visit a website like http://osxdaily.com where it should load fine

This series of steps involving trashing wi-fi preferences to create new ones and using a new Network Location with defined DNS and MTU settings are some of the most consistent means of resolving software based wi-fi issues on the Mac. We’ve covered similar troubleshooting steps for wi-fi problems with other versions of Mac OS, including for High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, and many releases before, because it almost always works.

Reset the Wi-Fi Router / Modem

If you’re having problems with a particular wi-fi router and/or modem, try resetting the router and modem. Usually this just involves unplugging the router and modem for about 20 seconds, then plugging them back in again.

The exact process of resetting routers and modems can vary per manufacturer, and thus it would be impossible to cover all of the options here. If you’re not sure how to troubleshoot wi-fi network issues that are directly related to the wi-fi router and modem (cable, DSL, fiber, dial-up, etc), then contact your ISP for their technical support guidance.

Additional Wi-Fi Troubleshooting Steps

For what it’s worth, almost every single MacOS system software update seems to cause a small number of Mac users some wi-fi grief, and in most cases it’s just a matter of a corrupted plist file, a DHCP or DNS issue, or something fairly simple to resolve. This is no different with the MacOS Mojave 10.14 update (and even the 10.14.x updates), and so while the vast majority of Mac users will experience no difficulty with wireless networking and the software updates, some issues can crop up for small numbers of Macs. The good news is that it’s usually a simple resolution.

Did the above troubleshooting steps resolve your wi-fi problems in MacOS Mojave? Did you find another solution to your wireless networking issues? Share with us your thoughts, experiences with troubleshooting, and solutions for fixing wifi difficulties, by leaving a comment below!

How to Remove an Apple ID from a Mac


How to Remove an Apple ID from a Mac

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Have you unintentionally used an Apple ID or logged into an Apple ID on a Mac that isn’t yours, or perhaps that you don’t want iCloud access on? If so, you may wish to remove that Apple ID and iCloud account from that Mac. Similarly, you may want to delete an Apple ID from a Mac if you’re intending on changing the Apple ID in use on that computer for whatever reason.

This article will show you how to remove an Apple ID and iCloud account from a Mac.


Warning: Keep in mind that deleting an Apple ID and iCloud account from a Mac may result in unintended consequences, including loss of data, loss of Contacts syncing, loss of Notes syncing, an inability to use apps purchased or downloaded with a different Apple ID, an inability to access music purchased with a different Apple ID, and much more – if you log out of the Apple ID associated with all of that, then none of that data will be accessible on the Mac unless that Apple ID is used again. Thus you should not casually delete an Apple ID or iCloud account from a Mac.

How to Delete an Apple ID / iCloud Account from Mac OS

It’s a good idea to backup a Mac before modifying any important system settings like these, skipping a backup could result in unintended data loss.

  1. Go to the  Apple menu in the upper left corner then choose ‘System Preferences’
  2. Select “iCloud” from the preference panel options
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  4. Choose “Sign Out” from the iCloud preference panel
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  6. Optionally but recommended for most users, select all possible options and choose to “Keep a Copy” of iCloud data on the local Mac *
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* If you’re aiming to remove iCloud data as well as an Apple ID and iCloud account from a Mac, you may not want to choose “Keep a Copy” but that is ultimately up to you. Note that failure to do so may result in permanent data loss.

Once you are logged out of the Apple ID / iCloud account, the Mac will no longer have any of the iCloud features, files, or other Apple ID related data available to it (unless you then logged into a different Apple ID of course).

Removing the Mac Association from the Apple ID / iCloud Account

A follow-up additional step may be desirable for some Mac users if they are planning on never using the particular Mac again, or if they’re transferring it to a new owner with a different Apple ID, and that is to remove the device from the iCloud account, in this case you’ll be removing the Mac from the associated Apple ID / iCloud account. The simplest way to do this is from an iPhone or iPad using the same Apple ID:

This is a good step to take if you’re selling or transferring ownership of a Mac to someone else, as you wouldn’t want the older compute still showing up on your Apple ID and iCloud account if it’s no longer yours.

Keep in mind it’s unnecessary to manually delete an Apple ID from the Mac if you’re simply aiming to erase and reset a Mac to factory settings, perhaps to sell it, or give to someone else, because that reset process will also delete any Apple ID accounts from the computer. But you probably would want to remove the computer from the Apple ID account as instructed.

While the vast majority of Mac users should be using an Apple ID with their Mac, since an Apple ID functions as basically the login gateway to the entire online Apple ecosystem including iCloud, iTunes, and the App Store, some Mac users also may want to have a Mac that has no iCloud functionality or Apple ID related data either, perhaps because it’s a public workstation or some other community device. That would be another situation where deleting an Apple ID from a computer could be reasonable, but otherwise this is something you should not take lightly. It’s also worth pointing out that if you’re aiming to delete an Apple ID from a computer because it’s outdated or your email address changed, you would want to change the email address associated with the Apple ID and then use that for the login.

An Apple ID is really an important component of using a Mac or iOS device within the Apple ecosystem, giving full access to any of the iCloud environment, App Store, iTunes, iCloud files, photos, Contacts, Notes, and so much more. With that in mind, you will want your own unique Apple ID for your own personal use, as they are not intended to be shared (even with family, each family member, partner, spouse, etc, should have their own unique Apple ID). If you’ve been in the situation where you were previously sharing an Apple ID with a partner or child, then it would be reasonable to backup the computer/devices, create a new Apple ID for the other person(s), and then log out of the shared Apple ID and then back into a unique Apple ID for each person. Just don’t skip over the fact that removing an Apple ID from a Mac can potentially delete files, contacts, notes, and other data you may not intend to remove, so back that data up and keep a copy of it if you’re concerned.

Any questions, comments, experiences, or thoughts about removing or deleting an Apple ID from a Mac? Share in the comments below!

Tip: How to recover deleted files from iCloud on your Mac or iOS device


Tip: How to recover deleted files from iCloud on your Mac or iOS device

Many of our files are now hosted from inside of iCloud and you may not even know it. Not only does it this make them available on all your devices, but files can actually be recovered should they ever be deleted —at least most of the time.

Restore iCloud Files




Before you get your hopes up about recovering that long-gone term paper, there are as series of caveats that accompany iCloud file recovery. First, is understanding which files are actually housed in iCloud. Second is being within the recovery window. And third, is knowing from which devices recovery can be accessed cleanly —and how.






Starting with which files live inside iCloud, it can be a bit fuzzy. On recent versions of macOS, Apple syncs your Desktop and Documents folder to iCloud, making them available on the web and your iOS devices. Any files in those two locations can be synced to iCloud, assuming it is turned on.

Other files live there as well, such as those of popular apps such as Pages, Keynote, Numbers, Just Press Record, Affinity Photo, and many more. When files are saved in the default folders, any of these files could be potentially recoverable.

Our second qualifying factor is the timetable. Any files that were stored on iCloud get moved into iCloud’s trash, which keeps files for 30 days. If you delete a recording in Just Press Record, you’ve got about a month to recover it before it is lost forever.

Third, you have to be on a specific device to access to iCloud’s hidden trash depot — namely, a computer. Any iOS device — be it iPhone or iPad — is generally unable to access iCloud.com, which is where Apple keeps the list of deleted files. Therefore, you’be got to be on a Mac or PC to be able to find them. Some files can be restored using an iOS device and the Files app, but we will touch on that in a bit.

On the Mac



With that out of the way, let’s take a look.

  • First, head to iCloud.com and sign in

  • Next, click on the gear icon to access the iCloud Settings web app

  • Scroll to the bottom, and on the left you will see an option to Restore Files. Click that.



  • A window will appear, showing you all of your recently deleted files. Select the check boxes next to the files you’d like to restore, and tap Restore.




That is all you need to do!

There are additional nuances that may help along the way, such as sorting the files by date deleted, name, or size. It is also good to know that iCloud’s recovery feature is also painfully slow. Slowly but surely, your files will appear in their original locations.

iOS limitations



Whenever you head to iCloud.com you are presented with an explainer that outlines the abilities of iCloud but doesn’t give you the option to sign in. You can hold the refresh button in the navigation bar and tap Request Desktop Site, but it is certainly not a mobile-optimized experience, nor in our testing did it work for file recovery every time.



If you head to the Files app, there is an option for recently deleted files, but it does limit you to files that were deleted on your iOS device.

Ones ability to recover deleted files from iCloud is not going to be a full replacement for a real backup, which you absolutely should still have. (Note: check out AppleInsider’s guide on how and why you should be backing up your Mac)

If you’ve ever inadvertently moved a file from your desktop or documents folder to the trash and emptied it, then soon regretted it, you may not completely be out of luck. While slow, iCloud’s file recovery feature can easily be a lifesaver. 

Fix Terminal “Operation not permitted” Error in MacOS Mojave


Fix Terminal “Operation not permitted” Error in MacOS Mojave

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If you’re a Mac command line user you may have noticed that many frequently used commands entered into the Terminal (or iTerm) result in an “Operation not permitted” error message since updating to MacOS Mojave 10.14 or later. The “Operation not permitted” error in the Terminal can be seen after issuing even simple commands like using ‘ls’ ‘mv’ and ‘cp’ within the users own directory, but also in many other directory locations on the Mac, and when trying to use many defaults commands. Obviously this type of error message makes navigating and using the command line in MacOS Mojave to be quite difficult if not impossible for many purposes. Don’t worry, the Terminal is not broken in new MacOS versions.

This walkthrough will show you how to fix “Operation not permitted” error messages seen at the command line in Terminal for Mac OS in Mojave 10.14 or later.


How to Fix “Operation not permitted” Error in Terminal for Mac OS

  1. Pull down the  Apple menu and choose ‘System Preferences’
  2. Choose “Security & Privacy” control panel
  3. Now select the “Privacy” tab, then from the left-side menu select “Full Disk Access”
  4. Click the lock icon in the lower left corner of the preference panel and authenticate with an admin level login
  5. Now click the [+] plus button to add an application with full disk access
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  7. Navigate to the /Applications/Utilities/ folder and choose “Terminal” to grant Terminal with Full Disk Access privileges
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  9. Relaunch Terminal, the “Operation not permitted” error messages will be gone

If you have not encountered the “Operation not permitted” error message in the Terminal of MacOS (Mojave 10.14 or later) yet, then it’s likely because you haven’t wandered into a directory or file path that has the additional access restrictions (or that you don’t use Terminal, in which case this entire article is not for you).

While many of the various core System and root directories will throw error messages in macOS Terminal too, you can also find the error message even when trying to work in the users own Home directory, including in many of the user ~/Library/ folders, like ~/Library/Messages (where iMessage attachments and chat logs are stored in Mac OS) and ~/Library/Mail/ (where user-level mail plugins, mailbox data, and other Mail app data is stored), and many others.

You can test this yourself, before and after making the settings adjustment outlined above with a simple command like using ls on one of the protected folders:

ls ~/Library/Messages

If Terminal does not have Full Disk Access granted, you will see the “Operation not permitted” error message.

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If Terminal does have Full Disk Access granted, or if SIP is disabled, you will not see that error message in the MacOS Terminal.

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In case you were wondering, yes that does mean there are actually two ways to fix the “Operation not permitted” errors you may encounter in MacOS Terminal; the first which we detail here is rather simple that grants additional access privileges to Terminal app, and the other is a bit more dramatic which involves disabling System Integrity Protection on the Mac which is generally not recommended and we won’t specifically cover here, though simply disabling SIP and rebooting is typically enough to make the error go away if you’d rather go that route.

The “Operation not permitted” message is one of a variety of command line errors you may encounter in Mac OS Terminal. Another frequently seen command line error is the the “command not found” error message which can also be encountered in the Terminal for MacOS for a variety of different reasons as well.

If you have any other tips, tricks, suggestions, or thoughts about the command line in MacOS or this particular error message, share with us in the comments below.

How to Clean Install MacOS Mojave


How to Clean Install MacOS Mojave

How to Clean Install MacOS Mojave

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Performing a clean install of MacOS Mojave may be desirable to some Mac users. A clean install means erasing all data on a hard drive, and then installing a fresh new installation of MacOS Mojave to that Mac. The idea is that a clean install starts fresh, sort of like how a new Mac comes when you first open the box, with no customization, no third party apps, no user accounts, no user data, preferences, settings, caches, no personal files or data, it’s basically just a new clean installation of MacOS Mojave, and nothing else.

While the vast majority of Mac users should simply prepare for and update to macOS Mojave as usual from a prior MacOS system software release, thereby preserving their apps, customizations, personal files, and all else, this walkthrough is intended for users who want to erase a Mac completely and start over fresh to perform a clean install of macOS Mojave 10.14.


To perform a clean install of MacOS Mojave on a Mac, you’ll need the following:

Remember, a clean install will erase everything on the Mac, including all personal files, photos, movies, apps, any customizations or settings, or anything else. A clean install starts new, with absolutely no personalization or your data on the computer. Thus it becomes critical that you have separately backed up your personal data and anything important to you, as failure to do so will result in permanent data loss.

Warning: This process will erase everything on the Mac, and then perform a new clean install of macOS Mojave only. No personal files, data, or apps will be preserved or included on the Mac, unless you restore that data separately.

Do not proceed without sufficient backups of your important data and computer.

  1. Complete a full Time Machine backup before starting this process. It’s recommended to have a Time Machine backup, in addition to any manual file backup of your personal data that you wish to keep. Be certain you have backed up any important files, personal data, pictures, etc – do not skip a full backup
  2. Connect the bootable macOS Mojave installer drive to the Mac via a USB port
  3. Reboot the Mac, then immediately start holding the OPTION key on the keyboard
  4. Hold OPTION key until you see a boot selection menu appear on screen, then choose the “Install macOS Mojave” drive (this is the bootable USB installer) from the choices
  5. At the “macOS Utilities” screen, select “Disk Utility”
  6. In Disk Utility, choose “Macintosh HD” (or whatever your Mac hard drive is named that you want to format and clean install Mojave onto), then select the “Erase” button
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  8. Choose “Macintosh HD” as the drive name, then go to “Format” and select “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)” or APFS depending on which file system format you use, then choose “Erase” – WARNING: ALL DATA ON THE MAC WILL BE PERMANENTLY ERASED
  9. Once the drive has finished erasing and formatting, quit out of Disk Utility
  10. Back at the ‘macOS Utilities’ screen, now select “Install macOS” from the available options
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  12. At the “Install macOS Mojave” splash screen, choose “Continue” and then select “Macintosh HD” as the destination to install macOS Mojave, and then choose “Install” to begin the clean macOS installation process
  13. MacOS Mojave will install fresh on the otherwise empty drive and computer, let this process complete, when finished macOS Mojave will boot up as if it were a brand new Mac

When the Mac has finished installing macOS Mojave, the computer boots up into a fresh clean install of macOS Mojave as if it’s a new computer, thus you’ll go through the standard setup process as if it were a new Mac. There are no personal files, no personal data, no apps, nothing on the Mac except for macOS Mojave and what comes with it by default. Thus, it’s a “clean install”.

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At this point, you’ll probably want to setup the Mac as new, and then go about manually re-downloading apps, utilities, and other stuff you use to the Mac, as well as manually restoring any of your important personal files and personal data to the computer. Or you can skip all of that and just use the Mac with a clean install of macOS Mojave as if it were a brand new computer, without restoring or copying any data back to it. That’s entirely up to you.

So that’s how you clean install macOS Mojave. If you have any questions, comments, or other methods for performing a fresh install of macOS Mojave, share with us in the comments below. 

How to install a fresh copy of macOS Mojave on your Mac


How to install a fresh copy of macOS Mojave on your Mac

You can reinstall a fresh copy of macOS Mojave with Recovery Mode!

macoOS Mojave

If something doesn’t quite work right after you’ve installed macOS Mojave, you can reinstall the operating system so it is a fresh copy. Reinstalling a fresh copy of macOS High Sierra will not affect your current settings. Applications and settings will remain the same. Completing this process replaces the core files of macOS Mojave in case something wasn’t working right before.

Before you start: Back up your data

  • It is a good idea to perform one full backup before starting with a clean copy of macOS Mojave. You can also back up files and documents using a cloud-based storage system like Dropbox, OneDrive, or the easiest: iCloud.

  • Make sure the computer on which you’re installing a fresh copy of macOS Mojave can be connected to the internet, either via Wi-Fi or Ethernet. This step is important. An Internet connection is needed in order to reinstall the macOS operating system.

  • If you are using a laptop, make sure it is connected to a power source.

How to install a new copy of macOS Mojave in Recovery Mode

Recovery Mode is the special salvation of the Mac that first launched with OS X 10.7 Lion. It creates a temporary boot partition that allows you to access certain things on your computer that you might not be able to if your system froze or crashed. It is the easiest way to install a fresh copy of an operating system.

  1. Connect your Mac to the internet via Wi-Fi or Ethernet
  2. Click on the Apple icon in the upper left corner of your screen.
  3. Select Restart from the drop-down menu.

    Restart your Mac

  4. Hold down Command and R (⌘ + R) at the same time. When you hear the startup chime (or when the screen goes black on newer Macs), keep holding the keys until your computer reboots.
  5. Click on Reinstall a new copy of macOS.
  6. Click Continue.

    Reinstall macOS Sierra

  7. Click Continue again when the installer window appears.
  8. Agree to the software terms and conditions.
  9. Select your hard drive.
  10. Click Install.
  11. Complete the installation process.

    Reinstall macOS Sierra

How to download a fresh copy of macOS Mojave from the Mac App Store

When you install the latest operating system from Recovery Mode, sometimes, your Mac will install an older operating system, like High Sierra or Sierra. Once the older operating system installation is complete, you can then download Mojave directly from the Mac App Store.

Remember, you must have an internet connection in order to download a fresh copy of the Mac operating system.

  1. Click on the Apple icon in the upper left corner of your screen.
  2. Click on App Store…

    Launch the Mac App Store

  3. Click on the Purchased tab in the Mac App Store window.
  4. Select macOS Mojave from the list of purchased apps.
  5. Click Download.

    Download macOS Sierra

  6. Click Continue when asked to confirm that you want to install software that is already on your computer.
  7. Click install after macOS Mojave is finished downloading.
  8. Complete the installation process.

Any questions?

Do you need help reinstalling macOS Mojave on your Mac? Post your questions in the comments and I’ll do my best to help troubleshoot your issue.

Updated September 2018: Updated for the public launch of macOS Mojave.

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How to create a bootable installer for macOS Mojave


How to create a bootable installer for macOS Mojave

Make a bootable installer of macOS Mojave so you can have a portable copy to install on multiple devices.

macOS Sierra

If you’re thinking about installing macOS Mojave, the first thing to consider is whether you want to install it directly onto your Mac or create a bootable drive. You can use a bootable drive on a hard drive partition for dual-software installation, to install on multiple Macs in your home, or as a bootable drive if you can’t use the Internet Recovery partition.

Note: These instructions require the use of Terminal. If you don’t feel comfortable making changes to your Mac with Terminal, you can create a bootable disk using the DiskMaker X program.

  • Before you start
  • How to format your external drive for macOS Mojave
  • How to put macOS Mojave onto an external bootable installer drive
  • How to use macOS Mojave with a bootable installer drive

Before you start

Before you get started, make sure you have a thumb drive with at least 15GB of storage, or a spare external hard drive (one you aren’t planning to use for anything else). You’ll also need to download macOS Mojave and ensure that it’s sitting in your Applications folder.

Note: After macOS Mojave has downloaded, it will automatically launch the installer to begin the installation process. Quit the installer when this happens.

And please: Don’t forget to back up your Mac before you do anything.

How to format your external drive for macOS Mojave

You’ll need to start with a clean thumb drive or external hard drive in order to make it a bootable drive.

  1. Plug the thumb drive or cable for your hard drive into the appropriate port on your Mac.
  2. Click on Finder in your Dock to open a Finder window.
  3. Select Applications from the list on the left side of the window.

    Opening Finder on Mac

  4. Scroll down and double-click on Utilities.
  5. Scroll down and double-click on Disk Utility.

    Selecting Disk Utility on Mac

  6. Select your thumb drive or external drive under External.
  7. Click on the Erase tab at the top of the window.

    Erasing a drive on Mac

  8. Note the name of your external hard drive (probably “Untitled”) because you will need it when you create a bootable drive. If you have more than one external drive with the same name, you will need to rename the drive you are using as a bootable installer now.
  9. If your Mac is using AFS+, select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) from the format list. If your Mac is using APFS, select APFS from the list of options.
  10. If Scheme is available, select GUID Partition Map.
  11. Click Erase.
  12. Click Done when the process is complete.
  13. Close the Disk Utility window.

    Confirm erase thumb drive

Your thumb drive or external hard drive is now ready.

How to put macOS Mojave onto your external drive

Important: You will need to use an administrator account on your Mac in order to run the Terminal commands to create a boot drive. You’ll also need to ensure that the macOS Mojave beta is in your Applications folder and you’ll need to know the name of the external drive.

  1. Click on Finder in your Dock to open a Finder window.
  2. Select Applications from the list on the left side of the window.

    Opening Finder on Mac

  3. Scroll down and double-click on Utilities.
  4. Scroll down and double click on Terminal.

    Opening Terminal on Mac

  5. Recall the name of your formatted external drivewhen entering the following text into Terminal. If it is not named “Untitled,” you will need to change the command syntax for the pathname where it says: Volumes/Untitled. The name of the drive can’t have any spaces and it is case sensitive.
  6. Enter the following text into Terminal (Don’t forget to change the name “Untitled” in the text below to the actual name of your external drive. Names are case sensitive and can’t have any spacing.):

    sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled -- /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app

  7. Hit the enter/return key.

  8. Enter your administrator account password. This is the password you use to make changes on your Mac or log in. No text will appear in Terminal when you enter the password.

The process could take a very long time, depending on the drive. When it is done, the Terminal window will report “Done.”

How to install macOS Mojave with a bootable installer drive

Once macOS Mojave is installed on your external drive, you can install it on any Mac with the drive plugged into it. You can use this installer to upgrade your operating system easily on multiple Macs, or to help downgrade if you decide you want to go back to an earlier version of macOS.

If you’re downgrading from macOS Mojave, please check out this guide instead.

How to downgrade from macOS Mojave

If you’re upgrading to macOS Mojave, follow the steps below.

  1. Turn off the Mac you want to install macOS Mojave with the bootable installer drive.
  2. Connect the external drive to your Mac via the USB port.
  3. Turn on your Mac.
  4. Hold down the Option key when it starts up.
  5. Select the external drive with macOS Mojave on it from the list of systems to start up your computer.
  6. Follow the installation process when prompted.

Questions?

Do you have any questions about how to create a bootable drive for the macOS Mojave installer? Let us know in the comments.

Updated September 2018: Updated for the macOS Mojave public release.

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How to customize the Junk Mail filter in the Mail app for Mac


How to customize the Junk Mail filter in the Mail app for Mac

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Junk mail comes in many forms and while some messages are obvious junk, others might not be. If you want to have more control over what the Mail app considers as junk mail on your Mac, here’s how to customize the filter settings.

Junk Mail settings

Open the Mail app on your Mac and then follow these steps:

1) Click Mail from the menu.

2) Select Preferences.

3) Choose Junk Mail in the pop-up window.

On this screen, you have some very basic options for handling your junk mail. Start by making sure the Enable junk mail filtering box is checked.

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Then, decide what to do with messages considered to be junk mail. You can have the emails marked as junk, but leave them in your inbox or have them moved to the Junk mailbox in your Mail app.

The third option is to perform custom actions and this is where you can decide exactly what you consider to be junk mail. If you choose this option, the Advanced button at the bottom will become clickable. Hit the button and start configuring your mail with the settings below.

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Advanced Junk Mail settings

Description: By default the description has the word Junk, but you can change that if you like.

If: The drop-down box next to If lets you pick from Any or All. You’ll want to make this choice first before you start adjusting the conditions. Any means that any one of the conditions you configure will apply whereas All means that every one of the conditions must be met.

Conditions: This is where you will choose the conditions that apply after you pick Any or All. When you click the first drop-down box, you will see many options. So, think about the types of emails you receive that you consider to be junk mail and adjust the conditions accordingly.

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For instance, if you want the Mail app to check for messages that come from people not in your contacts list, choose that condition. Or, if you want it to look at messages not addressed to your full name, pick that one. You can add and remove conditions by using the plus and minus signs to the right of them.

Let’s say that you want emails that come from anyone and have the word Sale in them to be considered junk. You would do the following:

1) Click one of the plus signs to add a condition.

2) Click the first drop-down box and select Any Recipient.

3) Click the middle drop-down box and select Contains.

4) Click inside the text box on the right and type the word Sale.

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Now this condition you created will apply to messages you receive and the actions you decide next will take place.

Perform the following actions: Here you choose what to do with these junk mail messages. You can pick from options like moving the message, redirecting it, or deleting it. Depending on the item you choose, the next box will change.

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For example, if you choose to move the message, you’ll pick where to move it to in the next box. Or, if you decide to redirect the email, you’ll need to type in where to direct it to in the next box.

Like with the conditions, you can add and remove actions with the plus and minus signs.

When you finish with all of your adjustments on this screen, click OK to save the configurations and return to the main Junk Mail screen.

Exempt messages

Now that you are back on the main Junk Mail screen, you can head to the exemptions area. You have three options you can check or uncheck. When any of these are marked, the messages they apply to will be exempt from junk mail filtering.

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So, if you want to keep it simple and remove messages from contacts, previous recipients, or those that use your full name from the filtering, just mark the checkboxes.

Last, you can mark boxes for trusting junk mail headers and filtering junk mail before applying the rules you configure.

If at any point, you want to go back to the default junk mail filtering configuration, click Reset.

Wrapping it up

While the Mail app does a good job at filtering emails it considers to be junk, you can adjust the settings to include more or less filtering rules. And, as you can see, it’s easy to do. Do you configure your own junk mail filters or do you leave it up to the app?