Building on the same powerful foundation as macOS Big Sur, and offering distinct experiences designed just for the capabilities of Mac, new features are now available with macOS Monterey.
There have been several key features and enhancements made across the board from FaceTime and Messages, to Safari, Focus, Live Text, and Maps, among others. There have also been notable updates made to Augmented Reality, Desktop and Screen Saver, Photos, Podcasts, and Voice Memos, in addition to many more.
Once you have confirmed compatibility, you can make a backup and free up some space, then download the new OS. When you’ve updated, you can start taking advantage of the new features. You can easily connect and share with friends and family, streamline your routine, and work seamlessly with any other Apple devices. With security being ever present, you can also protect your privacy and data. You can take a self-guided tour to play around and learn, but if you prefer a user guide, you can visit here. To learn about each key feature and enhancements in detail, you can visit here.
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iPad as a Monitor
With Sidecar, you can now use your iPad as a display that extends or mirrors your Mac desktop. Once you have confirmed your Mac and iPad meet the Sidecar system requirements, are signed in, and charging, you can begin to show your Mac on your iPad.
There are a few steps to take that slightly vary depending on your operating system. You will be able to locate your iPad and choose to mirror your Mac desktop. You can use the sidebar on your iPad where commonly used Mac controls will be featured, including Command, Option, Control, undoing the last action, hiding or showing the onscreen keyboard, and disconnecting your iPad among other options. Multi-Touch gestures, like scrolling, copying and pasting, and others, are available. You will also be able to use Apple Pencil, the Touch Bar, and iPad apps.
Visit here to learn more about system requirements, how to configure your settings, and what different features and options are available for use when using your iPad as a monitor with your Mac desktop.