How to Update Python 3.6 to Python 3.7 or 3.8 on Mac OS

August 24, 2019  1 minute read  

Learn how to upgrade Python 3.6 to Python 3.7 or 3.8 on Mac OS.

Python Official Site

1) Open up Python official download site. It looks something like the image below. Press Download Python 3.7.4(release date was July 8, 2019) or Download Python 3.8.0(release date was Oct. 14, 2019) or the version you would like to download.

Python Official Site

2) Use the download installer to install Python 3.7. You can refer to How to Install Python3 article for more information.


If you use Homebrew, you can run brew install command to update Python to Python 3.7

brew install python3


After you install, python3 command will point to Python 3.7. You can verify by using commands below.

python3 --version
# Python 3.7.4

You can use which command to find out the location of Python 3.7

which python3  
# /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.7/bin/python3

which python3.7
# /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.7/bin/python3.7


You can check out How to Install Pip article to learn how to install Pip.

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