The first major update for macOS Monterey is available here. The update brings several new features to your Mac, including SharePlay and some big bug fixes.
Continue reading after the announcement.
How to install macOS Monterey 12.1
Downloading and installing macOS Monterey 12.1 is simple. Just follow the steps below to get the latest version. Whatch out: Since the update has just been released, it may take some time before you see the update. If it is not available to you yet, please try again later.
- Open System Preferences;
- Click the “Software Update” button;
- Wait for macOS Monterey to appear here and click Update;
- Wait for the download to complete and follow the onscreen steps.
It is important to know that your Mac will restart (multiple times) during the update. That’s why it’s smart to save your files and open documents beforehand, to make enough storage space and Back up your Mac.
You can install the update on any Mac that already supports the first version of macOS Monterey. here they are:
What’s new in macOS Monterey 12.1
SharePlay is one of the main new features in macOS Monterey 12.1. With SharePlay, for example, users can watch a movie or listen to music together, without being in the same room together. The feature has been available on iPhone and iPad for a while, but now Mac users can enjoy the fun feature as well.
In addition to SharePlay access, the Photos app, the messaging app, the TV app, and Siri will receive important updates. A large number of bugs have also been fixed, which makes the program much smoother and more pleasant to work with. So we recommend everyone to install the update as soon as possible.
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