Here’s how to upgrade your Mac to macOS Monterey

By Michael Potuck

October 26, 2021

How to install macOS Monterey on your Mac macOS 12.0.1 is the first public Monterey release, comes in at about 12GB in size, and you’ll need a bit more disk space than that. Keep in mind it may take several hours or more to download depending on your Internet connection and Apple’s servers.

Click the blue “Get” button in the App Store or “Upgrade Now” in System Preferences


After the download is complete, the installer should automatically open


Click “Continue” and follow the instructions


Don’t close your MacBook or put your Mac to sleep during the install process


Here’s how it looks to check for Monterey in System Preferences:

Or you can head to the Mac App Store to download it: