How to upgrade to macOS Monterey

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macOS Monterey is the latest update to Apple's operating system. It was released on October 25, 2021. While the update has been available for home-use since October, the upgrade was paused for 90 days from release for Bowdoin-issued computers.

The upgrade will be released as an optional upgrade until March 14, 2022. At that time, the upgrade will be a required installation.

Prepare for the Upgrade

The upgrade to macOS Monterey will require at least 13 GB of free disk space and can take up to two hours to complete. Please also be sure that any laptop is plugged into power before beginning the upgrade.

The upgrade will also reboot the computer multiple times during the process.

Installing the Upgrade

Once ready to perform the upgrade, follow these steps to start the process.

  • Run Privileges
    • The upgrade to Monterey will require admin privileges in order to run correctly. For information on Privileges, see the "Related Articles" section on this page.
  • Click on the Apple menu ()  - System Preferences
  • Click the Software Update button
  • Click Update Now or Upgrade Now
  • Follow any on-screen prompts.

For more information, you can visit Apple's knowledge base article on the subject.


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