Together with the three new models of Apple computers we’ve seen this week have come to another novelty: Mac OS Big Sur, the new version of Apple’s operating system for its computers, both laptops and desktops. Montereyes is already a reality and we tell you how to download it.
Download and upgrade to Monterey
The question that many users undoubtedly ask is that before you start downloading the update, you should check whether your Mac, iMac, MacBook, etc. is compatible with macOS Monterey. To do this, first check which system you have:
About this Mac
You see the Apple Apple logo top left of the screen? Click on it and click on the first option, ‘About This Mac’, to get an overview of your Mac, including the model, processor, memory, serial number, and version of macOS. To view the system information information in more detail, click the System Report button.
To access System Information, you can do it from the Applications folder and within the Utilities folder. But also directly by holding down the Option key and select Apple menu (apple icon) > System Information, which opens with a system report from your Apple computer.
Do you already know what equipment you have, whether it’s a 2014 MacBook Air or a 2017 iMac Pro? Now check this list of compatible models if there is one.
How to upgrade to macOS Monterey
From macOS Big Sur, Catalina 10.15 or Mojave 10.14
- Select System Preferences from the Apple menu (the Apple icon), then Click Software update to check for available updates.
- If updates are available, click the Update Now button to install them. Or click “Learn More” to view details about each update and select the specific updates you want to install.
From an earlier version of macOS Mojave 10.14
- If you are using a version between macOS 10.13 and 10.9 you can switch to macOS Monterey from the App Store.
- If you have Mountain Lion (10.8) , upgrade to El Capitan (10.11) first.
- If you don’t have internet at home, you can update your Mac in a physical Apple Store.