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How to install macOS Monterey and Compatible systems

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The latest version of the operating system from Apple, precisely the macOS Monterey, is now available for download. However, before we dive into showing how to have this system on your Mac up and running, it is essential to check if your Mac is fully compatible.

A few days ago, the macOS operating system celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2021. Then it came 25th October, whereby the Cupertino firm availed its latest version dubbed as macOS Monterey, which currently runs on the new MacBook Pro 14-inch and MacBook Pro 16-inch.

The operating system was first announced in June at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. It included new features such as universal control, which allows you to control your Mac and iPad with a single keyboard and mouse, AirPlay for sharing and streaming music, and a slew of other enhancements such as spatial audio in FaceTime.

Compatible gadgets

You’ll need a suitable device whether you’ve installed the public beta of macOS Monterey or want to install the final release since Apple’s compatibility list is far more straightforward compared to windows 11, where Microsft forces you to scratch your head.

  • Early 2016 and later MacBooks
  • Early 2015 and later MacBook Air
  • Early 2015 and later MacBook Pros
  • Late 2013 and later Mac Pros
  • Late 2014 and subsequent Mac Minis
  • End of 2015 and later iMacs
  • 2017 and subsequent iMac Pro

Incompatible gadgets

  • Mid- to late-2014 and early-2015 iMac
  • Mid-2013 and early-2014 MacBook Air
  • Late 2013 and early 2014 MacBook Pro
  • Early 2015 MacBook

How to install it?

CheckPoint: If you don’t know what version of Mac you have, go to the Apple menu > “About this Mac” and look for a mention of your machine type. After finding out the state of your MACplease do remember to back up your data before anything else. Then Go to

  •  Go to System Preferences
  •  Software Update on your Mac.
  •  Select macOS Big Monterey from the drop-down menu and click Upgrade Now.
  • And waiting for the Magic to happen
  • Reboot your laptop. After the process is done, you will be set to go

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