How to Create macOS Monterey Bootable USB Installer [Tutorial]

How to create macOS Monterey USB installer disk

Today, we will walk you through the process, taking you step by step on how to create a macOS Monterey USB installer disk. This disk can simply be used for clean installing the OS.

Create a macOS Monterey Bootable USB Installer Disk for Clean Installing Apple's Latest OS for the Mac

A macOS Monterey USB installer disk sounds primitive and most likely something which you would have used in the 90s. Besides, you can simply download and install the entire update through thin air, without having to connect even a single cable or any USB drive; Apple's internet recovery feature is that brilliant on a Mac.

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Nevertheless, if you want to perform an upright and swift installation of the update on your compatible Mac, and you choose to do it using a USB installer disk, then you've come to the right place.

Before you begin the installation, you will need to:

  • Make sure you have a 16GB or more USB drive with you.
  • Download and save the macOS Monterey installer in the Applications folder from the Mac App Store. Do not rename it and do not open it, specifically.
  • Lastly, use Disk Utility to erase the flash drive. Make sure you name the USB drive to 'Untitled.'


Step 1: Connect the USB flash drive to your Mac's USB port.

Step 2: Following the prerequisites correctly, you would be able to smoothly launch Terminal.

Step 3: Type in the following command exactly how it's shown below:

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sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ --volume /Volumes/Untitled --nointeraction

Step 4: Press the Return key on your keyboard.

Step 5: You might be asked to enter your Mac's password, so you would need to type that in.

Step 6: Carefully remove the USB drive once the progress bar hits 100%. You can now use this installer disk to perform an effortless installation of macOS Monterey on any Mac you might be using.

It is a convenient idea to keep this drive around just in case of any emergencies. Or instead, you can simply lend it to anyone who wants to perform a clean and substantial installation of macOS Monterey. But again, it is preferable to stick to the through the air installment, or simply use internet recovery. One, they're easy; two, they do not involve the use of command lines; and last, they simply work.

But, how do you do a clean install? Follow the tutorial below:

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