Compatible Mac users can download and install final macOS 12.5 Monterey update on their Mac, including MacBook Air, Pro and more.
Apple Releases Final Version of macOS 12.5 Monterey to the Public, Download the Update Over the Air Today
In order to keep the Mac functioning as top-notch as possible, Apple releases macOS updates from time to time. Today, the Cupertino based iPhone maker has went ahead and released macOS 12.5 Monterey for everyone with a compatible Mac computer - this include the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, iMac, Mac Pro and so on.
This update does not bring new features to the Mac, but it does adds refinements to the entire Mac lineup so you can keep on working throughout the day as smoothly as possible.
The complete macOS 12.5 Monterey changelog is as follows:
macOS Monterey 12.5 — Restart Required
macOS Monterey 12.5 includes enhancements, bug fixes and security updates.
• TV app adds the option to restart a live sports game already in-progress and pause, rewind, or fast-forward
• Fixes an issue in Safari where a tab may revert back to a previous page
Some features may not be available for all regions, or on all Apple devices.
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
Download macOS 12.5 Monterey Over the Air
In order to download and install macOS 12.5 Monterey right away, start off by making sure you have saved all your work in a safe and secure location. You have to do this since macOS updates require you to restart your Mac. Once that is done, follow the steps given below:
- Click on the Apple logo in the menu bar at the top.
- Now click on System Preferences.
- Click on Software Update. Let this page refresh for a bit.
- Once the new macOS 12.5 Monterey update shows up, download and install it.
Whether you have an Intel or an Apple silicon based Mac, the update will take a while to install, so don't be surprised at all. This is how things are on the Mac and probably will be for a long time to come.
It is important that you go ahead and install the latest update right now. It contains security fixes and lots of under the hood improvements which makes sure that your Mac is all about smooth sailing while keeping you safe no matter what you do on it.
This is probably the last 'major' point update to macOS before macOS Ventura becomes available to public later this year. There is a chance that Apple might end up releasing several more updates, such as macOS 12.5.1, 12.5.2 and so on, which are meant to make Monterey as stable as possible. Those updates will only add under the hood refinements, nothing else.