Is there any way to change the installed version of AppleScript?

After mistakenly identifying my version of AppleScript as 1.0 by using a 15 year old script (turns out that just checks the version of the script you are currently running, which is implicitly 1.0) and trying to figure out how to upgrade, I was wondering how/if it's possible to change the installed version of AppleScript?


You can not change the version of AppleScript installed with OS X. AppleScript is a core part of the operating system.

If you are running the latest version of OS X, then you have the latest AppleScript.


The linked script to get the AppleScript version is bogus. To get your current AppleScript version open AppleScript-Editor/Script -Editor.

In the menubar got to Script-Editor->About Script-Editor

The current AppleScript version is just below the AppleScript-Editor/Script -Editor version number.


  • Mavericks 10.9.5:       AppleScript 2.3.2
  • El Capitan 10.11.3:     AppleScript 2.5

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