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This page describes FreeSWITCH™ installation methods available for the macOS releases below. It is part of the FreeSWITCH™ macOS documentation.

Installation Methods

FreeSWITCH™ installation on macOS is performed using one of these methods:

  • Homebrew, the fastest, only for the current version, cannot be built from original source. Apple Silicon and Intel version available.
  • Using the macFI installer utility, any version, identical to manual but faster and with installation logs.
  • Manually, takes the longest but is great if you want to know every detail about the installation steps and building from source.

Build and Testing Status

Testing is currently performed on Intel Macs. macOS versions are installed into new volumes with the latest Apple Command Line Tools.

                                                    macOS FreeSWITCH™ Status

macOSTestedFreeSWITCH™  V.R.M*Status


October 25, 2021

May 23, 2022

1.10.7 Current Public Release

1.10.8 20220523 Development

Bad #1367#1474#1497


Big Sur

November 25, 2021

May 23, 2022

1.10.7 Current Public Release

1.10.8 20220523 Development

Bad #1367#1474#1497


* Version.Release.Maintenance-Level

History for older releases is at the macOS Archive.

Homebrew Installation

This is the easiest method to install FreeSWITCH™ and is a good way to get the feel of FreeSWITCH with the least time and effort. The disadvantages are that it can only install the current production version and is cannot be easily add optional modules.

To perform a Homebrew installation use the macOS Homebrew Installation instructions.

This is the easiest and fastest way to install FreeSWITCH on macOS if you want to just check it out.

macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer (macFI)

The macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer automates all of the manual steps, providing much simpler and faster installation. Other advantages include renaming existing FreeSWITCH™ directories before installation, and creating installation logs. The macFI information and download is located at macOS macFI Installation.

The macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer performs identical functions as a manual installation with additions such as logging.

Manual Installation

A manual installation requires use of the Terminal application to enter commands to setup directories, install prerequisites and FreeSWITCH™.

To perform a manual installation use the macOS Manual Installation instructions,

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