Some Mac users don’t get macOS 12.1 download prompt
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Some users are now reporting that they cannot see the macOS 12.1 update on their M1 Macs.
However, as 9to5Mac pointed out, not everyone sees the update. Some users, especially those with Mac M1s, are not prompted to download the update when viewing System Preferences.
The issue has also been reported on Reddit’s r/MacOS map, with users saying it appears to be affecting some Mac M1 users, but not others.
Additionally, Microsoft Senior Cloud Developer Advocate Christina Warren reports that downloading the installer from the Mac App Store hangs halfway. Other users have verified this issue, leaving affected users without an easy workaround.
Yeah, it doesn’t even load – and downloading the installer stuck me at 52 minutes. Sigh.
— Christina Warren (@film_girl) December 14, 2021
Reddit posters have suggested that particularly impatient users suffering from the problem can boot into Recovery and reinstall macOS. The recovery tool will download the latest version of macOS. AppleInsider recommends that users ensure they have an up-to-date backup if using the recovery tool method.