, Apple's new operating system for Macs, will be here . The release date for Apple's new software (also known as MacOS 12) was announced on Monday, after . (And, in case you missed it, here's in September.)
The Monterey OS comes alongside upgrades to, including and . Monterey adds several of the new features found in , like and Apple's Focus feature.
Here's how to download MacOS Monterey once it rolls out to the public. We've also got instructions for how to download the public beta version in the meantime below, if you just can't wait.
How do I download and install MacOS Monterey once it's generally available?
1. Make sure your.
2., just to be safe. You don't want to risk losing everything when you upgrade.
3. On your Mac, go to System Preferences > Software Update and find MacOS Big Monterey. Click Upgrade Now. The download will start immediately, but may take while.
Once you download and install the update and restart your computer, you'll be running on MacOS Monterey.
How do I download and install the MacOS Monterey public beta?
If you just can't wait for the final release, here's how to get the MacOS Monterey public beta up and running on your machine. Note that you should never download a beta version on your primary device, as they're often buggy -- we recommend only doing so if you have a separate tester device available.
1., just to be safe.
2. On your Mac, go to beta.apple.com.
3. Sign in with your Apple ID and select MacOS from the list of programs.
4. In the Getting Started section, click Enroll your Mac.
5. On the next page, click on the blue button labeled Download the MacOS Public Beta Access Utility.
6. Open the downloaded file and follow the prompts.
7. After the utility is installed, check for a software update using the update tool in System Preferences and then follow the prompts to download and install it.
Once you restart your computer, you'll be running on the MacOS Monterey public beta.
For more, check out. We've also got instructions for how to .