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How To Obtain/Download macOS 12 Monterey

Article ID = 264
Article Title = How To Obtain/Download macOS 12 Monterey
Article Author(s) = Graham Needham (BH)
Article Created On = 4th May 2022 • posted 18 days ago
Article Last Updated = 4th May 2022 • updated 18 days ago
Article URL = https://www.macstrategy.com/article.php?264

Article Brief Description:
Details of how to obtain/download macOS 12 Monterey

How To Obtain macOS 12 Monterey From The Mac App Store

  1. Prepare for macOS 12 Monterey.
  2. To be safe:
    • Restart your computer.
    • Quit all running applications.
    • Disconnect all external devices except for monitor, keyboard, mouse and required storage volumes.
    • Eject all optical discs.
    • Unmount all servers.
  3. Make sure you are connected to the internet by using a web browser to go to Apple.
  4. Go to macOS 12 Monterey on the Mac App Store Buy it now on the Mac App Store.
  5. This should open the Mac App Store application (if it doesn't click the "View in Mac App Store" button).
  6. In the Mac App Store application click the "Buy", "Get", "Install" or "Download" button.
  7. NOTE: "Buy" usually means you never purchased this item on the Mac App Store before and there will be a charge. "Get" usually means you never purchased this item on the Mac App Store before and there will be no charge. "Download" usually means you have purchased this item on the Mac App Store before and you can now download it. "Install" usually means you have purchased this item on the Mac App Store before and already downloaded - the Mac App Store has found it on one of your currently connected storage volumes - be careful here as Install may actually install a different/incorrect version.
  8. Enter your Apple ID and password if you are not already signed in to the Mac App Store.
  9. The macOS Monterey full installer should start to download (an icon will appear in your Dock with a progress bar).
  10. NOTE: The Monterey full installer is ~12.5GB in size. Without a fast internet connection the progress bar will take some time to actually show any progress - be patient while it downloads (go watch a film or two, do the shopping, get some sleep, etc).
  11. When the Monterey full installer has downloaded it will automatically launch and ask you to continue.
  12. Do not click Continue yet.
  13. Quit the Monterey installer (yes, quit it).
  14. Go to Macintosh HD > Applications and make a copy of/backup the "Install macOS Monterey" item (~12.5GB in size) e.g. copy it to another disk or USB stick
  15. Go to Macintosh HD > Applications and open "Install macOS Monterey".
  16. Follow the on screen instructions choosing where you want to install macOS Monterey.
  17. Once macOS 12 Monterey has installed you should:

macOS 12 Monterey Volume Licensing

macOS 12 Monterey is FREE so you can download and install it on as many compatible Macs as you like.

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