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

August 18, 2020

November 28, 2020

1.10.5 Current Public Release

See Issue 959 if using CLT 12

1.10.6 20201120 Development



10.14.6 Mojave

August 20, 2020

December 5, 2020

1.10.5 Current Public Release

1.10.6 20201120 Development



10.13.6 High Sierra

August 18, 2020

October 24, 2020

1.10.5 Current Public Release

1.10.6 20201019 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,