MacOS Monterey update in practice
We check the system dedicated to Apple Mac computers
Updating your MacOS is a daunting task for inexperienced people. You might be thinking that the update can be done with a couple of clicks and there is nothing to worry about. In reality, there are a few things you should always consider before hitting the update button. Now let’s talk about the initial public release of macOS Monterey.
Those who are experienced are already familiar with the terms bugs. In most cases, the new updates come with some bugs and it takes a few months to get the fix. Those who are thinking that waiting for a few months before embracing the MacOS Monterey update is the perfect solution need to do some research. To ensure the maximum efficiency of the system, you need to check a few major factors. Let’s dive into the details.
Minimum system requirement
In the past, updating the macOS was not that challenging. However, with the advancement of technology and significant change in hardware performance, we now have to deal with compatibility issues. If your macOS is running on hardware older than six years, you should give it a second thought. To make things easier, we are going to highlight the officially supported device for the macOS Monterey update.
- iMac (2015 and onwards)
- iMac Pro (2017 and onwards)
- Mac Mini (2014 and onwards)
- Mac Pro (2013 and onwards)
- MacBook (2016 and onwards)
- MacBook Air (2015 and onwards)
- MacBook Pro (2015 and onwards)
Let’s say you have the perfect device MacOS Monterey update. Still, we need to consider some of the key factors which are discussed below.
Software compatibility issues
Professional users always check the compatibility factors of their existing software before they embrace a new update. In most cases, the third-party websites should run perfectly with the new macOS Monterey update but still it is a good practice that you update your third-party software before the MacOS Monterey update. In some extreme cases, you might find that some of the third-party software is not working properly with the macOS Monterey update but you can expect to get an update from a third-party website developer very soon.
Usually, the software developed by Apple has zero compatibility issues with the macOS Monterey update as they always make sure that their older apps run smoothly with their new update. However, if you find some glitch in some heavy programs after the macOS Monterey update, you can expect to get a fix from the Apple software development team within a short time. In most cases, you are most likely to get an update for their software before a major update hits the market.
Updates in Antivirus program
The users often think that they don’t have to use an antivirus program since Apple is spending millions of dollars to reinforce their software security. Though the macOS Monterey update has some significant security updates, still it is wise to have an antivirus program installed on your device. Always use antivirus software to protect your Mac and do not forget to update the virus database before updating to macOS 12. After having a major update in your macOS, it is very normal to have some minor bugs in security patches. Having an updated antivirus program will reinforce the security until we get the perfect fix from the developer’s end.
Secured browsing experience
The new macOS Monterey update has significantly improved its mail and browser security. With macOS Monterey update, you can easily enjoy email service without exposing your IP address. In addition to that, the email senders will never know whether you have read their email content or not. As a result of this, you will no longer be an easy target for the hacker’s community. It will improve your Mac security while using the public network.
While using the Safari browser, you will be automatically redirected to the HTTPS version of the site. You can turn on the “intelligent tracking prevention” from your browser settings and browse the internet anonymously. Usually, this feature will automatically be turned on once you get the MacOS Monterey update.
Password and data management
After getting an update, you will be surprised to see the significant improvement in their password management applications. While browsing the site, you can enable 2FA and securely manage your passwords. You will get a built-in authenticator which will allow auto-filling of your password and enhance your user experience.
After updating to macOS Monterey, you will also get a unique feature called “erase all content”. Though some of the experts suggest that this feature is still in the beta stage, it’s a great relief for the users to safely delete their sophisticated data before changing their device. However, to enjoy this amazing feature, you need to have a T1 or T2-enabled mac.