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

Testing Status

Every macOS version is freshly installed into new volumes with the latest Command Line Tools. Upgraded systems or libraries are never used.

                                                    macOS FreeSWITCH™ Testing Status

macOSTestedFreeSWITCH™  V.R.M*Status

Big Sur

December 14, 2020

January 12, 2021

1.10.5 Current Public Release

1.10.6 20210112 Development

Bad Build #959

Bad Startup #961


August 18, 2020

February 13, 2021

1.10.5 Current Public Release

1.10.6 20210213 Development

Bad Build #959

Bad Startup #961


February 13, 2021

February 27, 2021

1.10.5 Current Public Release

1.10.6 20210226 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,