Microsoft OneDrive launches native support for Apple Silicon Macs

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft has announced native support for OneDrive on Apple silicon Macs.
  • The update brings native support for OneDrive sync for macOS.
  • Native support is now generally available with build 22.022.

OneDrive for the Mac is getting a feature that has been long-requested.

In a post on the Microsoft website, the company has announced that it is finally bringing native support for Apple silicon for OneDrive sync for macOS. The company says that it is now generally available for those who update to build 22.022.

Microsoft says that bringing the support should bring performance improvements as its software will now be able to take full advantage of Apple's M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max processors.

We're excited to announce that OneDrive sync for macOS will now run natively on Apple silicon. This means that OneDrive will take full advantage of the performance improvements of Apple silicon.  > We know this has been a long-awaited and highly requested feature, and we're delighted to make it generally available starting with build 22.022.

Microsoft had originally announced plans to bring support for Apple silicon to its OneDrive sync for macOS back in June of 2021. The company originally said it would come "later this year." However, by December of last year, the feature was still stuck in a public preview, and the company missed its 2021 timeline.

That left many wondering when support would actually launch. Thankfully, it appears that today is the day!

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.