Set Python 3.8 as a default python version on macOS


You would get python version 2.7 or below being installed by default with macOS, you can check your default python version by following command,

python --version

To know the list of python versions available on your macOS, run the below command in terminal,

ls -ltr /usr/local/bin/python*

If you want to set Python 3.8 as the default python version on macOS,

  1. Install latest version of python using terminal command: $ brew install python
  2. Now change the default python symlink to the version you just installed.
    ln -s -f /usr/local/bin/python3.8 /usr/local/bin/python
  3. Now check the default version again using python --version command

⚡️ This should work on Big Sur, Mojave, High Sierra e.t.c