I can't update, so I should reinstall?

I’m getting a message pop-up telling me I can’t update to the most current browser:

" To get future Brave updates, you’ll need macOS 10.15 or later. This computer is using macOS 10.13. Learn more
Version 1.57.64 Chromium: 116.0.5845.188 (Official Build) (x86_64)

But then it says I should reinstall Brave. Huh? If I can’t install the update, what good would re-installing the current version I’m running do?

And does anyone know if I can somehow update my Mac OS to 10.15, even though my 2011 Macbook Pro says it can only go as high as 10.13? I’ve heard of people still able to use an OS beyond what Apple says is the most recent my laptop can work with, just don’t know how to try and do it…

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Unfortunately, I’m not sure about that. I guess I’ll quote from some websites:

  • To update Macs running macOS Mojave and later: Go to Apple menu > System Preferences > Software Update (or System Settings > General > Software Update).
  • To update Macs running macOS High Sierra or earlier: Go to the App Store and search for the macOS version you need.

You’d just have to go and try it yourself, if it would let you. It mainly will come down to your hardware and if it’s capable of running the OS.

It wouldn’t do any good. It shouldn’t be giving this particular message I wouldn’t think. It should either let you know your OS is no longer supported or let you update. I’m not quite sure why it isn’t referencing that or if @Mattches has any recommendations in regards to getting it not to show or what to do.

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I have seen some videos of people upgrading their unsupported macs to macos sonoma. Here are some links if you would like to try. Thanks!


Not sure why that particular “reinstall” message is showing — but regardless, you won’t be able to update the browser using that version, as per:

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