New features available with macOS Monterey.

macOS Monterey builds on the same powerful foundation as macOS Big Sur, while offering distinct experiences designed just for the capabilities of Mac.

Key Features and Enhancements

FaceTime

Spatial audio

Creates a sound field that helps conversations flow as easily as they do face to face. Your friends’ voices are spread out to sound like they’re coming from the direction in which they’re positioned on the call.1

Portrait mode

Inspired by the portraits you take in the Camera app, Portrait mode in FaceTime blurs your background and puts the focus on you.2

Voice Isolation mode

This microphone mode spotlights your voice by using machine learning to identify ambient noises and block them out. So a leaf blower outside or a dog barking in the next room won’t interrupt your call.

Wide Spectrum mode

This microphone mode brings every single sound into your call. It’s ideal for when you’re taking music lessons or want your friend to hear everything that’s happening in the space you’re in.

Grid view

Lets you see people in your Group FaceTime calls in the same-size tiles, and highlights the current speaker so it’s easy to know who’s talking. You’ll see up to 18 faces in the grid at a time.

FaceTime links

Invite your friends into a FaceTime call using a web link you can share anywhere.

Calendar integration

Generate a web link for a FaceTime call while creating an event in Calendar, so everyone knows exactly where to meet and when.

Join FaceTime on the web

Invite anyone to join you in a FaceTime call, even friends who don’t have an Apple device.3 They can join you for one-on-one and Group FaceTime calls right from their browser instantly — no login necessary.

SharePlay: Watch together

Bring movies and TV shows into your FaceTime calls and enjoy rich, real-time connection with your friends while watching the same videos.

SharePlay: Listen together

Share music with your friends right in your FaceTime calls.

SharePlay: Share your screen

Share your screen to bring web pages, apps, and more into your conversation on FaceTime.

SharePlay: Synced playback

Pause, rewind, fast-forward, or jump to a different scene — everyone’s playback remains in perfect sync.

SharePlay: Smart volume

Dynamically responsive volume controls automatically adjust audio so you can hear your friends even during a loud scene or climactic chorus.

SharePlay: Shared music queue

When listening together, anyone in the call can add songs to the shared queue.

SharePlay: Multiple device support

Connect over FaceTime on your Mac while watching video on your Apple TV or listening to music on your iPhone.

SharePlay: Connect through audio, video, and text

Access your group’s Messages thread right from the FaceTime controls and choose the mode of communication that matches the moment.

Messages

Shared with You

Content sent to you over Messages automatically appears in a new Shared with You section in the corresponding app, so you can enjoy it when it’s convenient for you. Shared with You will be featured in Photos, Safari, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and the Apple TV app.

Shared with You: Pins

For content that’s especially interesting to you, you can quickly pin it in Messages, and it will be elevated in Shared with You, Messages search, and the Details view of the conversation.

Shared with You: Continue the conversation

Alongside shared content in the corresponding apps, you can see who sent it, and with a click, open the associated conversation in Messages — so you can continue the conversation while you’re enjoying what was shared with you.

Shared with You: Photos

Photos sent to you over Messages automatically appear in your Photos app. Your library includes the photos you care about most — like the ones you were there for. And the broader set of shared photos will be featured in a new Shared with You section in the sidebar.

Shared with You: Safari

Interesting articles, recipes, and other links sent over Messages automatically appear in the new Shared with You section on the Safari start page and in the sidebar.

Shared with You: Apple Podcasts

Podcast shows and episodes sent over Messages automatically appear in the new Shared with You section of Listen Now in Apple Podcasts.

Shared with You: Apple TV app

Movies and shows sent over Messages automatically appear in the new Shared with You section of Watch Now in the Apple TV app.

Photo collections

Enjoy multiple photos as beautiful collections in your Messages conversations. A handful of images appears as a glanceable collage and a larger set as an elegant stack that you can flip through. Click to view them as a grid and easily add a Tapback or inline reply.

Easily save photos

You can quickly save photos sent to you by clicking a new save button right in the Messages conversation.

Safari

Streamlined tab bar

The streamlined tab bar takes up less room on the page and adjusts to match the colors of each site, extending your web page to the edge of the window.

More menu

Safari features like sharing, Privacy Report, Translate, and Reader are located in the More menu within the active tab.

Integrated Smart Search field

Search from your active tab with the integrated Smart Search field. Click the website’s name to expand and reveal the page’s full address or type your search right into the name field.

Redesigned tabs

Tabs have a rounder and more defined appearance, making them easier to work with. Tabs fluidly adapt as you add more, shrinking or stretching to fit the page.

Tab groups

Save and organize your tabs in the way that works best for you. Switch between tab groups using the redesigned sidebar or drop-down menu. Tab groups sync across devices so you have access to your tabs from anywhere.

Redesigned sidebar

Manage your tab groups, bookmarks, Reading List, and Shared with You links in the redesigned sidebar.

New privacy protections

Intelligent Tracking Prevention now also prevents trackers from profiling you using your IP address.

HTTPS upgrade

Safari automatically upgrades sites known to support HTTPS from insecure HTTP.

Focus

Focus

Match your devices to your mindset with Focus. Automatically filter notifications based on what you’re currently doing. Turn on Do Not Disturb to switch everything off, or choose from a suggested Focus for work, personal time, sleep, fitness, gaming, reading, or driving.

Focus customization

Create a custom Focus to filter notifications based on what you’re currently doing.

Focus across your devices

When you use a Focus on one device, it’s automatically set on your other devices.

Allowed interruptions

Set allowed interruptions so that the most important notifications from people or apps will get through to you while you’re focusing.

Status

Contacts outside the notifications you allow for a Focus will be told that your notifications are silenced. Your status appears the moment someone tries to contact you in Messages, so they know not to interrupt.

Auto-reply

Turn on a standard auto-reply for your contacts when they message you while you’re focusing.

Urgent messages

If someone’s status is turned on, signaling that they have notifications silenced with Focus, you can break through with an urgent message. If you’re on the receiving end, you can prevent an app or person from breaking through.

Status API

For conversations in third-party messaging apps, developers can use your status to reflect that you’ve stepped away.

Notifications

New look for notifications

Notifications have a fresh new look, with contact photos for people and larger icons for apps.

Mute notifications

Mute any app or messaging thread temporarily, for the next hour, or for the day.

Muting suggestions

If a thread is really active and you aren’t engaging with it, you’ll get a suggestion to mute it.

Communication notifications

Notifications from people across your communication apps now feature contact photos to make them easier to identify.

Time Sensitive notifications

Time Sensitive notifications from apps are always delivered immediately, so you won’t miss out on timely alerts like a fraud alert, car waiting outside, or reminder to go pick up your kids.

Notification APIs

New notification APIs for developers allow them to automatically send Time Sensitive notifications and adopt the new look for notifications coming from people.

Notes

Tags

Tags are a fast and flexible way to categorize and organize your notes. Add one or more tags by typing them directly in the note — like #activities or #cooking.

Tag Browser

The Tag Browser in the sidebar lets you choose any tag or combination of tags to quickly view tagged notes.

Custom Smart Folders

Custom Smart Folders automatically collect notes in one place based on tags.

Activity view

See what others have added to your shared note while you were away. The new Activity view gives a summary of updates since the last time you viewed the note and a day-to-day list of activity from each collaborator.

Highlights

On a trackpad, swipe right with two fingers anywhere in your note to reveal details of who made changes in a shared note. View edit times and dates with highlighted text color‑coded to match collaborators in the note.

Mentions

Mentions make collaboration in shared notes or folders more social, direct, and contextual. Type an @ sign and the name of a collaborator anywhere in your note to notify them of important updates and link them back to the note.

Quick Note

Easy to access

Access Quick Note using a hot corner, keyboard shortcut, or Control Center.

Available everywhere

Access Quick Note from anywhere in the system. You can be using any app or in full screen or Split View.

Adaptable

Adjust the size or position of a Quick Note.

Links

Add links from an app to your Quick Note to create context. When you return to the same place in the app or website, a thumbnail of the Quick Note appears in the corner to remind you of what you noted earlier.

Persistent highlights with Safari

Keep track of websites you’ve visited by highlighting text or images in Safari and adding them directly into your note.

Universal Control4

Use your keyboard, mouse, and trackpad across Mac and iPad

Use a single keyboard, mouse, or trackpad to work between your devices. When you move from your Mac to your iPad, the cursor for your mouse or trackpad transforms from an arrow to a round dot, automatically changing shape to the one that is best suited for the device.

No setup required

Universal Control works effortlessly — no setup required. Simply use your mouse or trackpad to push the cursor from one device toward the other until it pops onto the second device. Then you can move your cursor seamlessly between the two.

Optional continuous setup

If you use your devices together all the time and want to use Universal Control without the need to link the two using the cursor, you can set them up to work with Universal Control continuously in System Preferences.

Support for multiple devices

Universal Control works with up to three devices.

Drag and drop content between devices

Use your mouse or trackpad to drag and drop content between your devices, perfect for when you’re sketching a drawing with Apple Pencil on your iPad and want to drop it into Keynote on your Mac.

AirPlay to Mac5

AirPlay content to your Mac

Use AirPlay to send content to your Mac from an iPhone, iPad, or even another Mac. View videos, edit Keynote presentations, and hear music on your Mac as it’s being played from your other device. Your Mac works with any Apple device, and it’s even easier to connect if the devices share the same Apple ID.

Mirror or extend the display

When you send content from your iPhone or iPad to your Mac, you can choose to mirror your iPhone or iPad or extend its display by using a Mac as a secondary display for apps that support it, such as Keynote and Photos.

Use as AirPlay 2 speaker

Your Mac can function as a third-party AirPlay 2 speaker, allowing you to play music or podcasts to your Mac or use it as a secondary speaker for multiroom audio.

Send wired or wirelessly

AirPlay works both wirelessly and wired using USB. A wired connection is useful when you want to ensure that there’s no latency or you don’t have access to Wi-Fi.

Live Text

Live Text in photos

Text is now completely interactive in all your photos, so you can use functions like copy and paste, lookup, and translate. Live Text works in Photos, Screenshot, Quick Look, and Safari.2

Visual Look Up

Swipe up or click the information button on any photo to highlight recognized objects and scenes. Learn more about popular art and landmarks around the world, plants and flowers out in nature, books, and breeds of pets.

Shortcuts

Updated Gallery

Find new prebuilt shortcuts you can customize, made just for Mac.

Cross-device management

Build and manage shortcuts on iPhone, iPad, or Mac for any of your devices — shortcuts automatically sync across all of them.

System-wide shortcuts

Shortcuts are available throughout macOS — run them from the Finder, menu bar, Spotlight, Dock, desktop, and more.

Run iPhone and iPad shortcuts on Mac

Run compatible iPhone and iPad shortcuts on Mac with M1 or on Intel-based Mac systems with Catalyst apps.

Improved sharing

Share shortcuts as easily as sharing a link and download them for your own use without managing complicated security settings. If you’re the recipient, smart prompts allow you to share only the data you want.

Smarter Shortcuts editor

Next Action Suggestions help you complete the shortcut you’re building.

Automator compatibility

If you already use the Automator app, now you can convert your workflows into shortcuts.

Advanced scripting

Pro users can enable AppleScript and shell script compatibility.

Maps

Interactive globe

Discover the natural beauty of Earth with a rich and interactive 3D globe, including significantly enhanced details for mountain ranges, deserts, forests, oceans, and more.2

Detailed new city experience

Explore cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and London with unprecedented detail for elevation, roads, trees, buildings, landmarks, and more.2

New driving features

An all-new driving map helps you see details that may affect your drive at a glance. See road details like turn lanes, bike, bus, and taxi lanes, medians, crosswalks, and much more.

Redesigned transit

The transit map has been redesigned for the new city experience and now shows key bus routes.

Nearby transit

Frequent transit riders can now get one-click access to all departures that are near them. They can even pin their favorite lines so that they always show up at the top if they are nearby.

All-new place cards

Completely redesigned place cards make it easy to find and interact with important information for businesses, explore details about cities, and learn about physical features like mountain ranges.

Editorially curated Guides Home

It’s now easier to discover great places with the all‑new Guides Home, an editorially curated destination where you can find Guides for places you’ll love.

Improved search

When looking for places like restaurants, you can filter your search results by cuisine or whether they offer takeout. Or you can choose to see only places that are open right now. When you move the map while searching, Maps automatically updates your search results.

User account

Maps users can now find their most used settings all in one place, including their preferred mode of transit, reported issues, favorites, and more.

Redesigned Maps contributions

With an all-new design, it’s now faster and easier to report an issue in Maps.

Privacy

Recording indicator

See which apps have access to the mic on your Mac in Control Center. A new software indicator augments the camera indicator light by showing you whenever an app has access to your mic.

iCloud+

Hide My Email

Hide My Email allows you to create unique, random email addresses that forward to your personal inbox so you can send and receive email without having to share your real email address.*

HomeKit Secure Video

Connect more security cameras than ever to record, analyze, and view your footage in the Home app. iCloud will store your recordings in an end-to-end encrypted format automatically, so that only you and people you choose can view it. None of the video footage counts against your iCloud storage — it’s part of your subscription.6

Custom email domain

Personalize your iCloud Mail address with a custom domain name, and invite family members to use the same domain with their iCloud Mail accounts.

Even More

Accessibility

VoiceOver image descriptions in Markup

Markup lets you add image descriptions that can be read by VoiceOver. Image descriptions persist even when shared and can be read in a range of supported apps on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

VoiceOver descriptions for PDF signatures

Add custom descriptions to new and existing PDF signatures so you can use the right signature with VoiceOver.

Improved Full Keyboard Access

Using an expanded set of keyboard shortcuts, improvements to Full Keyboard Access enable you to control everything on your Mac with a keyboard — without a mouse or trackpad.

Custom mouse pointers

Customize the outline and fill color of the mouse pointer so it’s easier to recognize when it moves or changes to an insertion point, crosshair, hand, or other shape.

Accessibility Memoji

Memoji represent more of your look and style with new customizations, including oxygen tubes, cochlear implants, and a soft helmet for headwear.

New Voice Control languages

Voice Control adds new language options including Mandarin Chinese (China mainland), Cantonese (Hong Kong), French (France), and German (Germany). These languages use Siri speech recognition technology for incredible accuracy as you dictate your commands.

Apple ID

Account Recovery Contacts

Choose one or more people you trust to become an Account Recovery Contact to help you reset your password and regain access to your account.

Digital Legacy program

The Digital Legacy program allows you to designate people as Legacy Contacts so they can access your account and personal information in the event of your death.

Augmented Reality

Object Capture

Turn a series of 2D images into a photo-realistic 3D object that’s optimized for AR in just minutes using the power of Mac. Object Capture makes 3D content creation easy for all developers.7

Books

Redesigned Apple Books app

Enjoy a refreshed version of the app that’s easier and more intuitive to use. Access features like Reading Goals, Want to Read, and Reading Now, previously available only on iOS.

Search redesign

Search results come up as soon as you start typing and will correct spelling mistakes. Enjoy personalized showcases of top books and genre collections within your results.

Desktop and Screen Saver

Hello screen saver

Use a captivating new screen saver that celebrates the history and progress of Mac. Watch as the word “hello” writes on the screen in 34 different languages using a custom-designed 3D font inspired by the first Mac that debuted with “hello” on the screen. The generative screen saver follows the graceful arcs and curves of letters as it writes and selects from different camera angles and positions — ensuring that the animation feels fresh every time.

Hello desktop picture

Use the hello desktop picture on your Mac. It comes in seven different colors and changes automatically from a light to dark version based on the time of day. You can also choose to always use a light or dark still of the desktop picture.

Dictionary

New dictionaries for India

Bilingual dictionaries for India include Urdu–English, Tamil–English, Telugu–English, and Gujarati–English.

New thesaurus and idiom dictionary for China mainland

There’s a new Simplified Chinese thesaurus with synonyms and antonyms as well as a dictionary of idioms.

New dictionaries for Hong Kong

Dictionaries now include a Traditional Chinese–English dictionary of Cantonese colloquialisms and a Traditional Chinese dictionary of Standard Mandarin with Cantonese pronunciations.

Find My

Live locations for family and friends

See your family and friends’ locations with continuous streaming updates. This provides an immediate sense of direction, speed, and progress when viewing people’s locations.

Find My network support for AirPods

Use the Find My network to get an approximate location of your missing AirPods Pro or AirPods Max. This will help you get within Bluetooth range so you can play a sound and locate them.

Find My widget

The new Find My widget lets you add people and item location features to Notification Center so it’s easy to keep track of friends, family, and personal items from virtually anywhere.

Finder

Shortcuts

The Finder lets you save time by running shortcuts from the Touch Bar, the menu bar, and the Quick Actions menu. Run a shortcut to convert that family film into a GIF you can share with iMessage, batch edit a hundred PDFs, or configure your workspace window setup with just a click.

iCloud collaboration folder

A new collaboration folder in the sidebar contains all shared documents and displays information such as invitation status, the person who last modified the file, and other sharing-related metadata to help you manage your shared files.

Copy enhancements

You’ll have a better sense of timing when copying files thanks to a new pie chart progress window. You can even stop or cancel a long copy session and resume it later.

Go to folder enhancements

An enhanced “go to folder” window features a new look and improved autocompletion engine to help you get to the files or folder you’re looking for more quickly.

Automatic window resizing

Windows now resize to fit the new display as you move them from Mac to a secondary display, another Mac, or even an iPad when using Sidecar, making it easier than ever to use multiple displays.

Gaming

Game Center friend requests

See incoming requests in the Game Center friend request inbox. Navigate to the App Store or within your Game Center profile in a game.

Game Center recents and groups invitations

Bring your most recent Messages friends and groups into Game Center–enabled games with the new multiplayer friend selector.

Game highlights

With a press of the share button, save a video clip of up to the last 15 seconds of gameplay using game controllers like the Xbox Series X|S Wireless Controller or Sony PS5 DualSense™ Wireless Controller.

Launchpad games folder

When you download a new game, it’s automatically added to the new games folder in Launchpad. You can also access and navigate the folder with a game controller.

Home

Package detection

Using HomeKit Secure Video, your security cameras and video doorbells can now detect and notify you when a package has arrived.6

Inclusive Language (Spanish language only)

Choose your term of address

To make your device feel more personal, in Language & Region preferences you can choose how you would like to be addressed throughout the system: feminine, masculine, or neuter.

Keyboard

Suggestions for Cantonese and Shanghainese

Type words and phrases in Cantonese and Shanghainese more easily when using the Simplified Chinese keyboard.

New keyboard layouts

New keyboard layouts for Amharic, Assyrian, Fula (Adlam), Igbo, Navajo, Rohingya, Syriac, and Tigrinya offer more language options.

Keyboard Dictation

On-device dictation

Keyboard dictation improves as you use your device, personalizing over time. On-device dictation helps protect your privacy by performing all processing completely offline. Dictation in search uses server-based dictation. Available in Arabic (Saudi Arabia), Cantonese (Hong Kong), English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, U.S.), French (France), German (Germany), Italian (Italy), Japanese (Japan), Korean (Korea), Mandarin Chinese (China mainland, Taiwan), Russian (Russia), Spanish (Mexico, Spain, U.S.), Turkish (Turkey), and Yue Chinese (China mainland).8

Continuous dictation

With on-device dictation, you can dictate text of any length without a timeout (previously limited to 60 seconds).9

Mac Experience

Erase all contents and settings

System Preferences now offers an option to erase all user data and user-installed apps from the system, while maintaining the operating system currently installed. Because storage is always encrypted on Mac systems with Apple silicon or the T2 chip, the system is instantly and securely “erased” by destroying the encryption keys.

Low Power Mode

Reduces system clock speed and display brightness to extend battery life.10

Mail

Mail privacy protection

Mail Privacy Protection helps protect your privacy by preventing email senders from learning information about your Mail activity. If you choose to turn it on, it hides your IP address so senders can’t link it to your other online activity or determine your location. And it prevents senders from seeing if you’ve opened their email.

Memoji

Clothing

Customize your Memoji with over 40 outfit choices to reflect your style, mood, or the season — and choose up to three different colors. Show it off using Memoji stickers with expressive body language that include the upper body.

Two different eye colors

Now you can select a different color for your left eye and your right eye.

New accessibility options

Three new accessibility options let you represent yourself with cochlear implants, oxygen tubes, or a soft helmet.

New glasses

Customize your Memoji with three new glasses options, including heart, star, and retro shapes. Select the color of your frame and lenses.

New Memoji stickers

Nine new Memoji stickers let you send a shaka, a hand wave, a lightbulb moment, and more.

Multicolored headwear

Represent your favorite sports team or university by choosing up to three colors for headwear.

Memoji on Mac login screen

Choose your Memoji for your login picture to get fun, personalized interactions — like a greeting when you log in or a “see ya later” when you log off. If you type the wrong password, it even shakes its head.

Music

SharePlay

Use SharePlay in FaceTime to listen to music together in real time. You can pick out songs with your friends, and everyone can pause, rearrange, or skip tracks in the SharePlay queue.

Passwords

Passwords in System Preferences

Look up and manage your saved passwords for apps and websites in the new Passwords section of System Preferences.

Import and export passwords

Import passwords from other password managers to Passwords in System Preferences or Safari. You can export passwords too.

Built-in authenticator

Generate verification codes needed for additional sign-in security. If a site offers two-factor authentication, you can set up verification codes under Passwords in System Preferences and Safari — no need to download an additional app. Once set up, verification codes autofill when you sign in to the site.

Manage iCloud Passwords on Windows

Access and manage your passwords saved to iCloud from a Windows device with the new iCloud Passwords app. Included with iCloud for Windows.

iCloud Passwords extension for Edge

Easily autofill your saved passwords in Edge with the iCloud Passwords for Windows extension. Available in the Microsoft Store.

Photos

Memories: Memory mixes

Customize your memory by swiping through Memory mixes, which let you audition different songs with pacing and a Memory look to match.*

Memories: Fresh new look

Memories has a fresh new look including animated cards with smart, adaptive titles, new animation and transition styles, and multiple image collages for a cinematic feel.*

Memories: Memory looks

Inspired by the art of cinematography, 12 Memory looks add mood by analyzing each photo and video and applying the right contrast and color adjustment to give them a consistent look — just as the colorists at film studios do.*

Memories: Interactive interface

Click to pause, replay the last photo, skip to the next, or jump ahead, and the music keeps playing and the timing adjusts to keep the transitions on the beat. Change the song or Memory look or add or remove photos, and the adjustment happens in real time, without the need for the movie to recompile.*

Memories: Browse view

View all the photos and videos from your memory in one easy-to-navigate grid.*

Memories: New memory types

New memory types include additional international holidays, child-focused memories, trends over time, and improved pet memories, including recognizing individual dogs and cats.*

Memories: Watch next

Memories suggests related memories to watch next after your memory finishes playing.*

Shared with You

Click Shared with You in the sidebar to view photos and videos that have been shared with you in Messages. Photos taken when you were present also appear in All Photos and in Days, Months, and Years views and can appear in your Featured Photos and Memories, including the Photos widget. Save a photo to your library or respond to the sender in Messages.

Richer Info pane

Copy and paste edits to the location and date taken and learn about objects in the photo that were detected by Visual Look Up.

Faster iCloud Photos library initial sync

When you upgrade to a new device, iCloud Photos syncs more quickly, so you can get to your photo library faster.

Import photos from another Photos library

Now you can import original photos, including edits, from a second Photos library.

People identification improvements

The People album has improved recognition for individuals.

People naming workflow

Correct naming mistakes more easily in the People album.

Suggest less often

Click Feature Less to let Photos know you prefer to see less of a specific date, place, holiday, or person across Featured Photos, in the Photos widget, in Memories, or highlighted in the Library tab.

Podcasts

Personalized recommendations

Discover new podcasts about topics you’re passionate about. The best podcasts, personalized for you, grouped by topics you care about.

Shared with You

Share your favorite podcast episodes in the Messages app and find all the episodes shared with you in Listen Now.

Reminders

Tags

Tags are a fast and flexible way to organize your reminders. Add one or more tags, like #errands, to your reminders to make them easy to search and filter for across your Reminders lists.

Tag Browser

A Tag Browser in the sidebar lets you click any tag or combination of tags to quickly view tagged reminders.

Custom Smart Lists

Create your own Smart Lists to automatically include reminders that matter most to you by selecting for tags, dates, times, locations, flags, and priority. Choose more than one tag (such as #gardening and #errands) and combine them with other setting filters for more specific lists.

Delete completed reminders

Access quick options to easily delete your completed reminders.

Improved natural language support

Type more advanced phrases to create reminder settings. Try something like “Jog every other morning” for a specific, recurring reminder.

Expanded suggested attributes

Choose tags, flags, priority, and people you message with from the Quick Toolbar when creating a reminder.

Screen Time

Downtime on demand

Turn on downtime on demand. During downtime, only phone calls and apps you choose to allow will be available. A five‑minute downtime reminder will be sent and downtime will be turned on until the end of the day.

Tips

Tips

Discover new tips for macOS, designed to help you get started or deepen your understanding of your Mac and its amazing features.

Collections

Tips are organized in collections on specific topics — from what’s new to essential must-know features to favorite genius picks from our experts. And for those new to Mac, there are tips to help you get started.

Notifications

When a new collection of tips is available, you’ll get a notification.

Personalization

To make tips more meaningful and relevant to you, macOS uses on-device intelligence to determine which collections to send and which features to highlight for you.

Translate

System-wide translation

Translate text by right-clicking it and selecting Translate. Then copy the result, change the language, or replace the selected text with the translation. Using Live Text, you can translate selected text in photos.

TV

Shared with You

The Apple TV app now helps you see all the shows and movies your friends and family have shared with you in Messages. See them in a new dedicated section called Shared with You on Watch Now and easily keep the conversation going directly from the Apple TV app.

SharePlay

The Apple TV app works seamlessly with Messages and FaceTime so you can watch your favorite shows and movies together with friends and communicate using text, voice, or video while you watch. SharePlay lets your friends join in from their iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV — so everyone can watch together wherever and however they want.

Voice Memos

Playback speed

Speed up or slow down playback of Voice Memos recordings.

Skip silence

Voice Memos analyzes your recordings and automatically skips over gaps in your audio with a single click.

Window Management

Swap out apps in Split View

Swap out one window for another in Split View. Click the green button for a window, select the option to change windows, and select any of your open windows.

Change a Split View window to full screen

When you select the option to make a window full screen while in Split View, the window expands to the size of your display and the other window previously in Split View automatically goes full screen as well.

Full-screen menu bar

You have the option to display the menu bar at all times in full screen so you can easily view the app menu and other glanceable information anytime.