Got the New MacBook Air? Download This Update Now

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A day after the 2018 MacBook Air came out, Apple's offering a patch update specific to that new laptop. Available for download now, the patch is meant to improve performance in stability and reliability. Apple Rolls Out 2018 MacBook Air Stability Update

Dubbed the macOS Mojave 10.14.1 Supplemental Update for MacBook Air (2018) this patch should not be confused with the recently-released 10.14.1 update. In the release notes for the update, a statement claims the patch will "improve the stability and reliability of MacBook Air (2018) computers, and is recommended for all users."

We've begun the installation process on the 2018 MacBook we tested for our in depth review, and we've got one piece of advice for those looking to install it: it takes some time. Specifically, our unit took a little over 10 minutes to install, so don't run the update expecting it to finish in mere moments.

MORE: Apple MacBook Air (2018) - Full Review

Also, the update is a whopping 1.46GB in size, so it may take some time to download.

Here's how to install the macOS Mojave 10.14.1 Supplemental Update for MacBook Air (2018):

1. Click the Apple logo in the top left corner.

2. Select System Preferences.screen shot 2018 11 08 at 8.59.45 am

3. Select Software Update.screen shot 2018 11 08 at 9.00.05 am

4. Click Update Now.screen shot 2018 11 08 at 9.00.27 am

5. Click Restart or Update Now when the download finishes and you're ready to update.screen shot 2018 11 08 at 9.04.57 am

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Henry T. Casey
Henry T. Casey,
Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he's the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters.
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