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SPSS Statistics: Download & Installation for Mac (Students)

This article covers how CSUF students can download, install, and activate SPSS Statistics

Renewing SPSS Statistics with a new Authorization Code

If you have an older version of SPSS Statistics installed, proceed to Remove Older Versions of SPSS Statistics.

If you do not have SPSS installed, proceed to Get the Activation Code.

If you have the current version of SPSS Statistics on your device but the software is expired you need to activate it again.

1. Open SPSS, Select File, Select "Manage Licence"

SPSS is open, File is selected, then Manage License is selected

2. Select Launch License Wizard

SPSS is open, Launch License Wizard button is selected

3. Click Next >

product authorization

4. Select "Authorized user license", then click Next >

product authorization

5. Enter the new Authorization Code you obtained, click Add, then click Next >

enter codes

6. Once you receive "Authorization succeeded", click Next >, then click Finish.

internet authorization status

SPSS Statistics is now Reactivated

Remove Previous Versions of SPSS

If you do not have a previous version of SPSS installed, proceed to Get the Activation Code.

If you have an older version of SPSS on your device you need to remove it before installing the newer version.  

This will help avoid potential clashes between multiple versions.  

1. Open up Finder

Mac dock, Finder icon hightlighted

2. Click on Applications

Finder window, applications selected

3. Select the IBM folder from the list and put it in your Trash

ibm folder to trash

4. Empty your Trash to finish uninstalling

Note: Open your Trash

1. Click on the gear icon

2. Then click "Empty Trash"

empty trash

Tip: You can also right-click/double-click/control-click on your Trash, then select "Empty Trash"

5. Restart you computer

Note:

1. Click on the apple icon

2. Then select "Restart..."

restart computer

Warning: You will need to restart your computer to complete the uninstall process.

Step 1: Get the Activation Code

1. Open your browser to the Beyond Compare Software Page and click "Get A Personal IBM SPSS License"

a. Go to the IBM SPSS Software Page

b. Click on "Get A Personal IBM SPSS License"

CSUF IBM SPSS website

2. Login using your Portal Username & Password

CSUF portal login

3. Add the SPSS Statistics license to your cart

Note: If you don't see "Add to Cart" you may have already received a code, click on "View ordered license" and skip to 1.6.

order ibm spss license page

4. Click on "View your cart" and accept the EULA

Alert: Once you read the EULA, make sure to tick the check box and click on "Place your order"

end user license agreement

5. Your cart will now display your activation code under "Serial Number"

Tip: Save this serial number or keep this tab open, you will need it later to activated SPSS Stats

view licenses
Step 2: Download the Software

1. Go to IBM SPSS Software Page and click "Download IBM SPSS"

a. Go to the IBM SPSS Software Page

b. Click on "Download IBM SPSS"

CSUF IBM SPSS website

2. Select the"Mac" folder, then select "SSC_28_MacOS"

SPSS Dropbox folder, Mac folder selected, SSC_28 selected

3. Click on "Download"

Dropbox page, download icon selected

Note: The file download time may vary based on the device and internet connection

Step 3: Install the Software

1. Locate and open the installation file you downloaded.

Note: The installation file should go to the "downloads" folder by default, unless changed

2. Click Continue

license agreement

3. Click Continue, then click Agree to Accept the terms in the license agreement

accept software agreement

4. Set your installation path, click Continue, then click Install

Tip: It is recommended you leave the default path

installation folder window

5. Allow the program to install; when finished, click Close.

Note: The progress bar

installation successful window
Step 4: Activate the Software

1. Open SPSS for the first time, then click on "Launch License Wizard"

Activate SPSS window

2. Click Next >

product authorization

3. Select "Authorized user license", then click Next >

product authorization

4. Enter the Authorization Code you obtained previously, click Add, then click Next >

enter codes

5. Once you receive "Authorization succeeded", click Next >, then click Finish.

internet authorization status

SPSS Statistics is now Installed & Activated

Where is SPSS Statistics Located?

1. Open the Launchpad app (Looks like 9 colorful squares)

2. Find the application labeled "SPSS Statistics"

launch pad open, SPSS selected
Need help using SPSS Statistics?

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Need technical assistance?

Contact the Student IT Help Desk at (657) 278-8888 or [email protected]

Visit the Student Genius Center on the first floor of the Pollak Library North. Go to the SGC website for walk-in hours: http://sts.fullerton.edu/sgc.

The Student IT Help Desk and Student Genius Center can assist with:

  • Issues with obtaining the Authorization Code
  • Issues with installing SPSS Statistics
  • Issues with activating SPSS Statistics