Can I update to macOS Big Sur?


Current Status: MacPractice Client Computers can be updated to Big Sur safely, so long as they are running MacPractice Build 12. However, MacPractice Server Computers cannot be updated yet. We're getting very close, so stay tuned!

Last Updated: May 5, 2021

We have confirmed that MacPractice Builds 12.11.8 and higher are able to run on macOS Big Sur on a client computer. Server computers are currently not compatible with macOS Big Sur.

However, we currently have MacPractice Gen 13 in development. This new edition of MacPractice will include full Big Sur compatibility for both client and server computers.

What does this mean?

  • If you currently have computers with MacOS Catalina or prior, you can update any computer you intend on using as a client to macOS Big Sur. You will need to be running MacPractice Build 12.11.8 or higher.
  • A new computer with macOS Big Sur installed can only be used as a client computer until we release MacPractice Gen 13. Do NOT try to run a server on Big Sur.
  • IMPORTANT FOR DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY CLIENTS: We've identified an issue that may prevent a user from using the Digital Radiography Ability on macOS 11.3.1 (Big Sur). To be safe, we strongly recommend not updating to Big Sur on any machine needing to use the Digital Radiography Ability.
  • MacPractice Gen 13 is currently in development, and when it is released, it will be fully compatible with macOS Big Sur and Catalina. We will announce when MacPractice Gen 13 is ready for release.
  • Our testing on Mac computers with the new M1 chips indicates no problems thus far. You should be able to run MacPractice on these computers with minimal issues. If you do notice a problem, please contact us for assistance!

I'm ready to update to macOS Big Sur, but my office is currently running an older build of MacPractice! What can I do?

You can request to have a build of MacPractice Gen 12 released to your office by contacting

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