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Apple Makes It Easier For Windows Users To Migrate To macOS Mojave With Improved Migration Utility Tool

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Windows users thinking of switching to macOS will be able to transfer all their files more easily, including data from third-party apps. macOS Mojave will reportedly include an improved Migration Utility tool that’ll offer a no-frills solution for Mac switchers.  ( Apple )

Apple wants to make it easier for prospective Mac switchers to transfer all their content from PCs to macOS with a new and improved Migration Utility tool.

The upcoming macOS Mojave release will have this tool baked in, letting Windows users transfer a whole bunch of content — including contacts, documents, emails, app accounts, and other third-party app data — to help ease the process of migrating from a PC to a Mac.

macOS Mojave Migration Utility Tool

The migration feature, which was first spotted by Twitter user YRH04E and later reported by 9to5Mac, is part of the existing Migration Utility tool that already lets users move items off their old PC to their new Mac. Now, however, the tool will also let them transfer data from third-party applications, which could potentially save a lot of time. Migrating to a new machine, especially one with a completely different operating system, is not always a smooth and easy process, but Apple hopes to lessen those burdens with its improved tool.

As 9to5Mac points out, previous iterations of the said tool can move most local data between machines, but the macOS Mojave 10.14 beta 6 indicates that it can directly transfer entire accounts alongside account data from Windows to Mac versions of respective apps. That's a pretty neat lifesaver, as setting up those accounts again on a brand-new machine could be a time-consuming process. Not to mention that most users have probably forgotten their passwords for some of those programs.

It's important to note that the new and improved Migration Utility tool is still part of the beta version of macOS Mojave, which means it's very much a work-in-progress at this point. Beta users probably shouldn't use it as a means of transferring sensitive files from a PC to a Mac, as there's a huge potential for things to go wrong given the instability of the operating system.

macOS Mojave

macOS Mojave includes a number of updates that make the overall Mac experience a lot better. Among the new features are Stacks, which automatically declutters the desktop by stacking files of a certain type; a time-shifting desktop that changes its wallpaper based on the current time; a new Gallery view within Finder that gives users more information about a file at a glance; 32-person FaceTime calls; and a bunch of other refinements to the user interface.

Apple is expected to launch macOS Mojave this fall alongside iOS 12.

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