Along with the three new models of Apple computers that we have seen this week has 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 right now that many users are undoubtedly asking themselves is, before starting to download the update, you have to check if your Mac, iMac, MacBook, etc. is compatible with macOS Monterey. To do this, first, check which system you have:
About this Mac
Do you see the Apple apple logo in the upper left of the screen? Click on it and hit the first option, ‘About this Mac’, to get an overview of your Mac, including the model, its processor, memory, serial number, and the version of macOS. To view the System Information information in more detail, click the System Report button.
To open System Information you can do it from the Applications folder, and within this in the Utilities folder. But also directly by holding down the Option key and selecting the Apple menu (apple icon)> System Information, which will open with a system report from your Apple computer.
Do you already know what equipment you have, if it is a 2014 MacBook Air or a 2017 iMac Pro? Well now check this list of compatible models if it is among them.
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 ” More Information” to view details about each update and select the specific updates you want to install.
From a previous 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 also update your Mac at a physical Apple Store.