Parallels Desktop and macOS compatibility

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Please find the table with Parallels Desktop and macOS (as a main system) compatibility information below. Compatibility table for End-of-Life Parallels Desktop versions is below.

Mac OS version OS X Yosemite OS X El Capitan macOS   Sierra macOS High Sierra macOS Mojave macOS Catalina

macOS 11    Big Sur

Parallels Desktop version 10.10 or later 10.11 or later 10.12 or later 10.13 or later 10.14 or later 10.15 or later 11.0 or later


 Parallels Desktop 16



 Parallels Desktop 15


 Parallels Desktop 14


 Parallels Desktop 13



*Older Parallels Desktop versions are not fully optimized and compatible with the new macOS release, Big Sur (11.0). Please check this Knowledgebase Article for known compatibility and resolved issues prior to upgrading to macOS Big Sur. To avoid these issues, upgrade to Parallels Desktop 16.


End-of-Life versions of Parallels Desktop

Mac OS version Mac OS X Tiger Mac OS X Leopard Mac OS X Snow Leopard Mac OS X Lion OS X Mountain Lion OS X Maveriks OS X Yosemite OS X El Capitan macOS Sierra macOS High Sierra macOS Mojave
Parallels Desktop version 10.4.6 or later 10.4.11 or later 10.5.2 or later 10.5.8 or later 10.6 or later 10.6.3 or later 10.6.8 or later 10.7 or later 10.7.5 or later 10.8 or later 10.9 or later 10.10 or later 10.11 or later 10.12 or later 10.13 or later 10.14 or later

Parallels Desktop 12

                      * *

 Parallels Desktop 11


Parallels Desktop 10


Parallels Desktop 9


Parallels Desktop 8


Parallels Desktop 7


Parallels Desktop 6


Parallels Desktop 5


Parallels Desktop 4


Parallels Desktop 3


Parallels Desktop 2.5






*Versions marked with asterisks are partially compatible with the corresponding macOS versions and may not work correctly.

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