Parallels Desktop and macOS compatibility

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The table represents Parallels Desktop and macOS (as the main system) compatibility information. The compatibility table for End-of-Life Parallels Desktop versions is below.

Mac OS version macOS   Sierra macOS High Sierra macOS Mojave macOS Catalina

macOS Big Sur 

macOS Monterey

macOS Ventura

macOS Sonoma
Parallels Desktop version 10.12 or later 10.13 or later 10.14 or later 10.15 or later 11.0 or later 12.0 or later 13.0 or later 14.0 or later

 Parallels Desktop 19

    ** ** **   


 Parallels Desktop 18


 Parallels Desktop 17


Older Parallels Desktop versions are not fully optimized and compatible with the new macOS release, macOS Sonoma 14. Please check KB 125506 for known compatibility and resolved issues prior to upgrading to macOS Sonoma 14. To avoid these issues, upgrade to the latest Parallels Desktop version.

** The marked OS version is not supported by Parallels Desktop 19, and the product installer will set up an earlier product version; support of guest operating systems can be limited.  It is recommended to update macOS if possible. 

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


High Sierra

macOS Mojave macOS Catalina  macOS Big Sur macOS Monterey macOS Ventura
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 10.15 or later 11.0 or later 12.0 or later 13.0 or later

 Parallels Desktop 16


Parallels Desktop 15


Parallels Desktop 14


Parallels Desktop 13


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 OS X/macOS versions and may not work correctly.

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