How to Install macOS Monterey In Mac


Many users will wish to upgrade to macOS Monterey. Monterey, on the other hand, is not as much of an advance as Big Sur. For the most part, the upgrade should go without a hitch. This article will discuss which Macs are upgradeable and how to continue with the upgrade.

This post will guide you on how to install macOS Monterey, Mojave, and Catalina on your Mac. Follow along to learn about the most important details.

What you Will Need in order to Upgrade

If you are running macOS Sierra or a later version of macOS, the upgrade will require 26 GB of accessible space. Upgrades from an earlier version of macOS may require up to 44 GB of space.

Compatible Macs

Certain Macs running Big Sur will be unable to upgrade to Monterey. The following items are incompatible with Monterey (but are compatible with Big Sur):

  • MacBook: 2015
  • MacBook Air: 2013 or 2014
  • MacBook Pro: late 2013 or 2014
  • iMac: 2014 or early 2015

The following are compatible with Monterey:

  • MacBook: 2016 or later
  • MacBook Air: 2015 or later
  • MacBook Pro: 2015 or later
  • Mac mini: 2014 or later
  • iMac: late 2015 or later
  • iMac Pro: 2017 or later
  • Mac Pro: 2013 or later

To determine the model of your Mac, navigate to the Apple menu and click on About This Mac. You will see your model – for example, MacBook Pro – and the model specifics, including the year, in parenthesis next to your model.

Before you Upgrade

Backup your Mac

Always make a backup of your computer before upgrading. If anything goes wrong during the installation, or if something stops operating properly after the upgrade, you may always restore your Mac from a backup. For additional information on the many ways available for backing up your Mac, see:

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Download and Install Monterey


This section may take some time, particularly if Apple’s servers are busy — as they are when a new upgrade is published.

  1. Select System Preferences from the menu bar. System Preferences can be accessed using the Apple menu.
  2. Select macOS Monterey from the Software Update menu.

Install macOS Monterey

  • Following the completion of the download, an installer window will open. Continue. If you do not see an option to install immediately after downloading, navigate to the Apple menu > System Preferences, click on Software Update, and then on Upgrade Now.

Install macOS Monterey

  • When the license agreement dialogue box appears, click Agree.
  • Continue to install on your disc, which is typically named “Macintosh HD.”
  • Click on Unlock after entering an administrator’s user name and password.
  • A progress meter and an estimated time remaining will be displayed.

Install macOS Monterey

Important: Do not put your Mac to sleep or close its lid while it is installing the new macOS.

Your Mac will restart at least once throughout the installation process, and you will see a progress bar on the screen of your Mac indicating the anticipated time remaining.

Because the installation process can take some time, you should avoid installing the new macOS at times when you will need your computer; many people prefer to do so in the evening or overnight.

Kuldeep Sathwara
Kuldeep Sathwara
Kuldeep is an iOS lover loves to write about the iphones ,iPad, Mac Updates, issues , Fixes and More.

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