macOS Monterey

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11.6 GB
macOS 10.9 or higher
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macOS Monterey Overview

macOS Monterey opens up new possibilities for communication, data sharing and creativity. Enjoy enhanced audio and video features such as spatial audio and Portrait mode. Get things done with ease with powerful tools like Focus, Quick Notes, and Tab Groups in Safari. Switch between devices with AirPlay casting to Mac.

macOS Monterey Features


  • With spatial audio, the voices of participants in group FaceTime calls are heard from the directions where the participants appear on the screen.
  • Voice Isolation mode blocks background noise so your voice sounds crystal clear.
  • In wide spectrum mode, you hear all surrounding sounds during a call.
  • Portrait mode on Macs with the M1 chip puts the spotlight on your image and blurs the background.
  • In grid view, participants appear in equal-sized cells, and the participant who is currently speaking is highlighted on the screen.
  • FaceTime links let you invite friends on Apple, Android, or Windows devices.


  • Sent to You displays content sent to you in Messages in the corresponding app on your Mac.
  • A new Sent to You section is available in apps like Photos, Safari, Podcasts, and Apple TV.
  • Multiple photos sent in Messages are displayed in a collage or stack.


  • Tab groups let you save and organize your tabs, and sync them across devices.
  • Tracking Prevention prevents trackers from viewing your IP address.
  • By choosing a compact tab bar, you can display more content on the screen.


  • Focus allows you to automatically filter notifications based on your current activities.
  • You can set focus for activities such as work, video games, reading or personal time.
  • Focusing applies to all Apple devices.
  • People in your contact list will see that you have notifications turned off.

Notes and Quick Note

  • Quick Note lets you take notes in any app or website and then easily return to them later.
  • Tags help you quickly organize your notes by topic for easy searching.
  • Mention support makes it possible to notify other participants about important changes to shared notes.
  • Activity mode displays the authors of recent changes to a shared note.

AirPlay Casting to Mac

  • AirPlay Casting to Mac lets you stream content from your iPhone or iPad directly to your Mac.
  • AirPlay speakers support music playback through your Mac audio system.

Online Text

  • System-wide Online Text makes photo text interactive.
  • The text shown in the photo can be copied, translated and searched.

Quick Commands

  • The new app helps you automate everyday tasks and get them done faster.
  • The gallery contains ready-made shortcut commands that can be added and run anywhere in the system.
  • In the quick command editor you can create your own commands for your work tasks.
  • Automator workflows can be automatically converted into shortcuts.


  • An interactive 3D globe displays mountains, oceans, and other landscapes in even greater detail on Macs with the M1 chip.
  • Detailed city maps show elevations, trees, buildings, landmarks, and more on Macs with the M1 chip.


  • The Mail Privacy Shield feature prevents senders from monitoring your activities in Mail.
  • When an app is using the microphone, a recording indicator appears in Control Center.


  • iCloud Private Site (beta) prevents companies from creating a detailed profile of your Safari activity.
  • The “Hide e-mail” function creates unique random e-mail addresses with redirection to your mailbox.


Enabling the ability to install third-party applications:

sudo spctl --master-disable

Creating a bootable USB flash drive. Where USB is your flash drive, in Mac OS Extended (magazine) format with a size of at least 16 Gb.

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ --volume /Volumes/MyVolume

More here

CRC32: 5d69e90c
MD5: a1593862aff776a395f3d5a166abd4c3
SHA-1: 9a0e0adb758acb56926af638e692477c295a85d1

File Information

Publication type: Installer
Released: 2024
Build number: 12.6.8 (21H1123)
Developer: © 2020 Apple, Inc.
Official website: App Store link
Interface language: English, etc. 
Treatment: not required

System Requirements

● macOS 10.9 or higher
● Intel 64-bit CPU

  • Some features require an Apple ID; conditions are required.
  • Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; charges may apply.
  • Upgrading from earlier versions requires up to 34 GB of free disk space.
  • iMac 2015 and later
  • iMac Pro 2017 and later
  • MacBook 2016 and later
  • MacBook Air 2015 and later
  • MacBook Pro 2015 and later
  • Mac Pro 2013 and later
  • Mac mini 2014 and later

What's new

- This version contains important security updates and is recommended for all users.


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