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Some Mac users not receiving 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 Mac M1s.

However, as 9to5Mac Has pointed out, not everyone is seeing the update. Certain users, specifically those with Mac M1, are not prompted to download the update when they view System Preferences.

The issue was also reported on Reddit’s r / MacOS board, with users saying that it appears to affect some Mac M1 users, but not others.

Additionally, Microsoft Senior Cloud Developer Advocate Christina Warren reports that the download of the installer from the Mac App Store stops in the middle. Other users have verified this problem, leaving affected users without a simple solution.

Reddit posters have suggested that particularly impatient users suffering from the problem can initiate recovery and reinstall macOS. The recovery tool will download the latest version of macOS. AppleInsider recommends that users ensure that they have an up-to-date backup in case they use the recovery tool method.

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