What is the APFS File System on Mac and how does it work?


Than a company stand out within the IT and technology industry It is something that can be really difficult, given the high competitiveness that exists today. A competitiveness in which, if you do not have enough tools to develop equipment and devices of the highest quality. It is very likely to go under the table.

That is why, to undertake, grow and stand out in this world, it is necessary to follow the example and take notes of the ingenuity of the people who have founded the most important companies in this field, and this time, you will have the opportunity to take a small look at one of them.

The giant Apple

This company, one of the most important in terms of technology, has been responsible for the design and development both equipment and mobile devices as well as the software responsible for the operation of each and every one of these elements.

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Both iOS for iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch and iPad as well as Mac OS, have stood out for being operating systems with a high efficiency in security aspects, in addition to a very striking and interesting interface, although not very customizable compared to others.

File System

Like in any other operating system, Mainly from computers, file systems are essential, since they will establish the way in which all the files contained in your computer are read and the way in which you can manipulate them.

File System

It is also important when it comes to manage storage capacity of your team. Avoiding the cloning of files or documents, optimizing all the available space on your computer.

The APFS system

Each operating system has, in turn, a file system installed by default. Windows, for example, is NTFS.

Apple’s equipment has been HFS + since 1998, but the company is fully aware of how important it is to keep versions up-to-date, which is why, in 2016, they introduced the new APFS system, also known as Apple File System and since then the implementation of this system has started in the devices developed from that year on.

What does Apple’s new file system have?

Imagine retouching a photograph on your computer or smartphone using two different applications. The normal thing is that each application saves a backup copy of the edited photograph. This copy is stored in the folders that correspond to each application.

Apple's new file system

Well, this is precisely what does not happen in APFS: you can view the versions of each photograph edited with each application. However, the copy of said photograph, will not store space on your computer or device. This is one of the highlights of the new file system.

Greater safety and efficiency

The encryption system also represents a fundamental and important element within the APFS. Since it is responsible for manage all the functionalities of your equipment. Taking care that it works with the greatest serenity possible.

How do I get it?

This file system comes installed by default on Mac computers, as well as on Apple mobile devices. However, if you have a slightly older device, the ability to change from HFS + to APFS is based on the ability to upgrade your computer or device.

  • For mobile devices, you will need to update the operating system to iOS 10.3, the version from which this file system is implemented. Of course, you can also download and install a later version.
  • On Mac computers, version 10.13 or High Sierra, as well as later versions, are ideal for obtaining and enjoying this new system.
  • For other devices, as mentioned, this file system is installed by default, such as watchOS, as well as tvOS.

Upgrade now!

Begin to enjoy all the benefits which means having the APFS file system on your computer or Apple mobile device. If you have a computer that needs to be updated, don’t wait too long to get it done.

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