How to Easily Find Your MacBook’s Specs and OS Version

If you own a MacBook and want to learn about the specifications and operating system (OS) version of your Mac. In this article, we will show you a simple way to quickly grasp information about your MacBook.

How To Find MacBook’s OS Version?

To find out which OS version your MacBook is running, you can follow these steps:

Check About This Mac

All you need to do is click the Apple icon in the top-left corner of the screen and choose the About This Mac option, regardless of the Mac model you are using.

Check About This Mac
Check About This Mac

Inside Software Update Settings

Updates from Apple are often released quickly and on schedule. You can find out the current OS version on your MacBook before updating. Here’s how to do it:

To access Spotlight and search for and open Check for Software Updates, press the CMD (Command)+Space button.

Inside Software Update Settings
Inside Software Update Settings

In Settings, the software update screen will appear. Here, you may view your MacBook’s current macOS version and any available upgrades.

Check MacBook’s Specs (Specifications)

If you want to know more detailed information about your MacBook’s specifications, follow these steps:

  1. On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Settings, then click General in the sidebar. (You may need to scroll down.)
  2. Click About on the right.
  3. Do any of the following:
Check MacBook’s Specs (Specifications)
Check MacBook’s Specs (Specifications)

Change the name of your Mac: Click the Name field, then type a computer name.

Display warranty and coverage information: Click the Details button. Check your service and support coverage and get help with your Mac.

Display the exact macOS version: Click the macOS version number.

View Display settings: Click the Display Settings button.

Display Storage settings: Click the Storage Settings button.

Display a system report: Click the System Report button.

If you’re feeling particularly geeky, scroll down to the bottom and select System Report.

System Report
System Report


  1. How to save the System Report or all the specification details?

    When you are on the System Report screen, press CMD+S or select Save from the File menu. Choose a location to save the file, which can be shared as an attachment later.

  2. How can I check my MacBook’s specifications by serial number?

    You can visit “Every Mac,” enter your MacBook’s serial number, and click on “Lookup” to retrieve details about your Mac model, including specifications.

  3. How to find MacBook’s model number or serial number?

    Refer to our separate guide on simple ways to find your Mac’s model and serial number.

Now that you know how to easily find your MacBook’s specifications and OS version, you can confidently sell, exchange, or troubleshoot your device.

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