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

Testing Status

Weekly macOS testing is currently performed only on Intel Macs. 

Apple silicon testing may begin after the 5 Freeswitch supplied homebrew packages are updated for it. All 104 homebrew supplied prerequisites have Apple silicon versions.

All macOS versions are installed into new volumes with the latest Apple Command Line Tools. Upgraded systems are never used.

                                                    macOS FreeSWITCH™ Testing Status

macOSTestedFreeSWITCH™  V.R.M*Status

Big Sur

March 27, 2021

September 30, 2021

1.10.6 Current Public Release

1.10.7 20210930 Development


Bad #1367


March 27, 2021

August 30, 2021

1.10.6 Current Public Release

1.10.7 20210827 Development




March 27, 2021

July 31, 2021

1.10.6 Current Public Release

1.10.7 20210731 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,