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  • A couple of new applications — News, Stocks, Voice Memos, and Home.
  • Safari will prevent ads tracking you around.
  • Dark mode is finally here.
  • Automatic desktop cleaning.
  • Gallery View in Finder for more convenient work.

How to prepare your Mac for the clean install

Before you do anything, check that your Mac is able to run Apple’s new operating system. If you were able to run the previous macOS High Sierra with no visible issues, you’re probably fine. But just in case, double-check. We’ll also give you main requirements below.

  1. macOS Mojave Installer, available from the Mac App Store.
  2. A 16GB or larger USB flash drive
    Notice: USB drive is needed for a clean install on your Mac’s startup drive. If you plan to clean install macOS on a non-startup drive, you don’t need it
  3. Go for a system cleanup and backup your data — this will allow you to easily return your Mac to the condition it was in before you installed macOS
  4. And an hour or two to spare.

Make sure your Mac is ready to Mojave

First of all, check that your Mac is compatible with new macOS. Here’s a list of Macs that can run the Mojave:

  • MacBook Pro: mid-2012 or newer
  • MacBook: early-2015 or newer
  • MacBook Air: mid-2012 or newer
  • iMac: late-2012 or newer
  • iMac pro: late-2017 or newer
  • Mac Mini: late-2012 or newer
  • Mac Pro: later-2013 or newer
    although some mid-2010 and mid-2012 models have Metal-capable GPU, so it’s worth checking
  • Required memory: 4GB or more
  • Require disk storage: 16GB
  • Prepare Mac for the upgrade — clean up disk drive and backup data

Choose the right way to clean install macOS 10.14

There are a few ways to correctly run a clean install and they mainly depend on how your Mac hard drives are structured. Now, if your Mac has one single drive, not broken into parts, and it is the drive where every file you own is stationed, as well as your system, they your only choice is to clean install on the startup drive.

How to clean install macOS Mojave on a startup disk drive

Make sure you’ve got everything ready to clean install Mojave and let’s get down to business. It’s going to be easy because we’ll take you step by step through the safest way to do it.

1: Clean up your Mac

Time to remove every junk-looking thing you can find — old movies and media files, apps you never use, cache and system trash, duplicate files that you accidentally copied a few times. All the hard-drive-space-eaters, all have to go.

2: Backup your data

When all of the extra files are gone and all you’ve got left on drive is what you actually need, time to back it all up. Use Get Backup Pro for the job. It’s better than Apple’s native Time Machine. Also, move your photos and document into the cloud (iCloud, Dropbox, whatever your choice is) or to an external drive, like a USB stick.

3: Create a bootable macOS Mojave installer

Notice: Apple usually gets protective over previous versions and removes the installer once the next macOS is out. Which is why you might want to grab the High Sierra installer before its gone from the app store (if the link is still active, you’re lucky).

  1. Download new macOS from the App Store.
  2. When it’s finished, the installer will launch. As soon as it does, select File and Quit (or keyboard shortcut Command-Q) so it doesn’t install. The installer will remain in your Applications folder.
  3. Plug in the USB stick and launch Disk Utilities. It’s a good idea to use a USB stick to put the bootable installer onto. It will need to be at least 8GB in size.
  4. Click the Erase tab and make sure Mac OS Extended (Journaled) is selected in the format tab.
  5. Give the USB stick a name then click Erase.
  6. When it’s finished, click Done and close Disk Utility.
  7. Launch Terminal either by searching for it in Spotlight or navigating to the Utilities folder in Applications.
  8. Type, or paste, the following command into Terminal, where [YOUR DRIVE NAME] is the name you gave the installer drive when you formatted it:
    sudo /Applications/Install macOS Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia — volume /Volumes/[YOUR DRIVE NAME] — applicationpath /Applications/Install macOS Mojave.app
    Notice: Remember to replace [YOUR DRIVE NAME] with the name of your installer disk. You probably remember the only difference with clean installing High Sierra is changing the name of the app.
  9. Hit Return.
  10. Type in your admin password and wait.
  11. When the process is finished, the word Done will appear in the Terminal window.
  12. You can then quit Terminal.
  13. Success! Enjoy Mojave, good-bye High Sierra.

4: Install Mojave 10.14 on your startup disk drive

Make sure you backup your Mac to keep your important files, before taking next step, that erase your Mac’s Startup drive.

  1. Go to System Preferences
  2. Сlick Startup disk and choose the installer you just created.
  3. Restart your Mac and hold down Command-R to boot into recovery mode.
  4. Take your bootable USB and connect it to your Mac.
  1. Select Reinstall a new copy of macOS.
  2. Click Continue, then click Continue again when the next window appears.
  3. Agree to the terms and conditions, then select your Mac’s internal drive.
  4. Click Install.
  5. Wait for macOS Mojave to install and your Mac to restart.

How to clean install macOS Mojave on a non-startup drive

Just as last year when we were doing the clean instal of High Sierra, you don’t need a backup for this option, it’s safer and faster than the previous way but only available to you if you have an extra drive or your drive is broken down into volumes.

1. Erase your non-startup disk drive

Before you install the new OS on it, you need to erase all data on the drive you’ve chosen for it.

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If you still need some info from that drive, you can use an app like Chronosync Express to sync it with another drive and keep the files.

2. Download the macOS Mojave Installer from the Mac App Store

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To download the macOS Mojave installer, go to the Mac App Store > Updates tab and choose Mojave installer (Here is a direct link.) When it’s ready, it’s going to launch automatically. You will need to quit it at this point, we’re not running it this way.

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You don’t need to create a specific bootable drive, use the installer you’ve just downloaded and install the new macOS 10.14 onto the other drive you have.

3. Install macOS Mojave to your non-startup drive drive

Find the Mojave installer in your Applications folder and launch it. You’ll be offered to choose your target drive for the installation, change it from startup to the one you need. To do it, click Show All Disks and find the needed volume on the list. Finish the installation by simply following the instructions. Your OS is now ready, time to set it up. You’ll have to undergo the same process as if the Mac was totally new.

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