macOS 10.16 launched on October 25, 2021. Should I install yet?

The general rule is to give a new release at least a month before using. This gives Apple some time to any possible bugs.

More importantly, why do you need to upgrade (unless you are running Mojave or earlier)

Be careful, make a full time-machine and make sure your computer is compatible, has enough free disk space and is NOT running a conventional (Hard-disk-drive) …as an update such as this will likely kill the HDD.

Where to find information about the model, macOS and technical specification of a Mac

Check compatibility

macOS is compatible with the following computers. If your Mac isn’t compatible, you may be able to install an old version of macOS instead.

introduced in 2016 or later
or later
introduced in 2015 or later
or later
or later
or later
introduced in 2013 or later
View the complete list of compatible computers.

If you’re upgrading from macOS or later, your Mac will need 26GB of available storage to upgrade. If you’re upgrading from an earlier release, your Mac will need up to 44GB of available storage.

Download macOS

If you’re using or later, you can get macOS via Software Update: Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Software Update.

Big Sur - Check for updates


Or use this link to open the macOS page on the App Store: Get macOS Monterey. Then click the Get button or download icon.

If you DO NOT want to upgrade to but only wish to update the current macOS …click on “More Info” instead of “Upgrade Now”



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