What you need to know
- Some M1 Mac owners are reporting that they can't install macOS 12.1.
- While the download and installation process begins, it never completes.
- A potential fix has been posted to Twitter and is embedded below.
According to reports from across the internet, the macOS 12.1 update keeps getting stuck, refusing to complete while others simply can't see the update at all. That's a big shame, too, with macOS 12.1 adding support for SharePlay and more. However, there does appear to be a fix that is working for some people and it might just work for you, too.
Check it out and cross your fingers:
Another option appears to be to boot into recovery mode and install macOS 12.1 that way, although that's more of a nuclear option as of right now. The method mentioned in the tweet above seems to work for the vast majority, thankfully.
As ever, the best Mac is a Mac running the very latest release and that's no different in this instance, either. The addition of SharePlay could be enough of a reason for some to update, although improvements to Photos and Messages are also worth checking out, too. Unfortunately, Apple has officially delayed Universal Control, so don't expect that to be part of this download. For now, we cross our fingers and hope that Apple manages to get it into an update this spring.