Upgrade to macOS Monterey

Check compatibility

macOS Monterey supports most Mac models introduced in 2015 and later, with additional support for Mac Pro and Mac mini.

Make a backup

Before you upgrade, make a complete backup with Time Machine, or store your files in iCloud.

Free up space

If the installer needs more storage space to upgrade, you can free up space using tools that come with your Mac.

Download macOS Monterey

If you’re using macOS Mojave or later, go to System Preferences, then click Software Update. If you’re using an earlier macOS, download from the App Store instead.

What’s new in macOS Monterey

Explore new FaceTime enhancements, and productivity tools like Focus, Quick Note, and Tab Groups in Safari. Learn how to keep your data private and safe, and so much more.

More macOS resources

Learn about macOS features and how to get the help you need.