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

Testing Status

Testing is performed using clean installs of macOS onto erased volumes, not upgraded systems.

                                                    macOS FreeSWITCH™ Testing Status

macOSTestedFreeSWITCH™  V.R.M*Status

10.15.6 Catalina

May 12, 2020

July 15, 2020

1.10.3 Current Public Release

1.10.4 20200710 677f14b Development



10.14.6 Mojave

May 12, 2020

July 4, 2020

1.10.3 Current Public Release

1.10.4 20200629 00113c4 Development



10.13.6 High Sierra

May 12, 2020

July 18, 2020

1.10.3 Current Public Release

1.10.4 20200717 90fb233 Development



* Version.Release.Maintenance-Level

History for older releases is at the macOS Archive.

Installation Methods

FreeSWITCH™ installation on macOS is performed by an installer utility or manually.

macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer (macFI)

The macOS FreeSWITCH™ Installer is the recommended method because it 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,