How to downgrade macOS Sierra to El Capitan with Time Machine

Despite the good reception of the new operating system of Apple computers, the OS does not always end up running clean and agile for all users. Reasons to upgrade or roll back may be too many bugs, incompatibility with some piece of computer hardware. An older Mac, even if compatible, may also not work as well as expected with the update. If you are one of these, here's how to downgrade macOS Sierra back to El Capitan!

Tip: Learn how to create restore point with Time Machine on Mac through this text.

How to downgrade macOS Sierra with Time Machine

Before we get started, it's important to remember that for this tutorial you need to have created a restore point - also called Time Machine Backup - on an external drive when your computer was still using the El Capitan version. This can also be done with earlier systems like Yosemite or Mavericks. Another recommendation is to back up the current files on your computer, also to an external drive.

Note: Restore points return the computer to the state it was in at the time it was created. That is, everything that was downloaded or installed on the computer after that time is deleted. Remember to save these files to other storage systems, be it on a USB stick, external hard drive or cloud storage services like iCloud or Dropbox.

Steps to downgrade macOS Sierra

Got to downgrade macOS Sierra?

There are other ways to downgrade, but the solution presented in this text is the least risky to avoid file loss. It is also possible to do the full formatting of the Mac, from which we made a tutorial to perform this formatting without the need for CD or Drive. Did the reinstall succeed? Comment with us if our tutorial was helpful and share the text on your social networks!

Source: OSX Daily

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