System Information Help

Welcome to System Information

See hardware, network, and software specifications, check your warranty, and view recommendations for freeing up space.

The Overview pane in System Information shows basic hardware and software specifications and the serial number for your Mac.
The Hardware specifications section of a System Report.

Check for compatibility

Before you buy new hardware or software, make sure it will work with your Mac by comparing the item’s requirements with the System Report. In System Information, choose File > Show System Report.

The Service pane in System Information, showing the AppleCare service options.

Check your warranty

You don’t need to visit an Apple Store to check the warranty status of your Mac or see if you’re eligible to purchase AppleCare coverage. Just choose Apple menu > About this Mac, click Support, then click “Check my service and support coverage status.”

The Storage pane in System Information, showing a graphical representation of your storage.

Tidy up your disk

View a graphical representation to get a quick peek at what’s taking up space on your Mac. Choose Apple menu > About this Mac, then click Storage. To get recommendations for freeing up space, click Manage.

The “Are you sure you want to erase Trash automatically” dialog in the Storage Recommendations window.

Never empty the Trash again

You can have items that have been in the Trash for 30 days thrown away automatically—and free up valuable disk space. Choose Window > Storage Management, then click Turn on.