macOS Monterey 12.6.7 & macOS Big Sur 11.7.8 Updates Released
Apple has released MacOS Monterey 12.6.7 and MacOS Big Sur 11.7.8 for Mac users who are continuing to run those versions of MacOS, rather than Ventura.
How to Download & Install macOS Monterey 12.6.7 or macOS Big Sur 11.7.8 Update
Be sure to back up the Mac with Time Machine before installing software updates. If you’re unfamiliar with installing updates for macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey while ignoring the push for macOS Ventura, here’s how it works:
- Go to the Apple menu, then select “System Preferences”
- Choose “Software Update”
- Click on the tiny “More Info…” text under the small text for “Other updates available” and below the large macOS Ventura promotional banner
- Be sure that macOS Monterey 12.6.7 or macOS Big Sur 11.7.8 is selected, along with any other updates, and choose to update and install
You will also see an update to Safari available that should be installed.n
MacOS will download and install the update that is available. The Mac must reboot to complete installation.
MacOS Monterey 12.6.7 & MacOS Big Sur 11.7.8 Full Installers
Direct download links from Apple for the InstallAssistant.pkg files are here:
macOS Monterey 12.6.7 Release Notes and macOS Big Sur 11.7.8 Release Notes
Release notes accompanying the software updates are as follows:
macOS Monterey 12.6.7 — Restart Required
This update provides important security fixes and is recommended for all users.
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
Separately, other Apple system software updates are available, including iOS 16.5.1, iPadOS 16.5.1, macOS Ventura 13.4.1, and watchOS.