IC Statement on iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey

macOS Monterey

Apple released macOS Monterey, the new version of macOS, on Monday, October 25th. Institutional Computing has been running beta versions for several weeks and it is buggy.

Please DO NOT update your Mac to Monterey at this time as you may experience issues that prevent you from performing your school and/or work activities.

Now that we have the final release, IC will continue testing it with the university’s applications such as Google Drive, Canvas, Examsoft/Examplify, SPSS, Hornet Hub, the wireless network, etc. Please wait to update until we are able to confirm the OS is compatible with SU systems and apps. Once we are able to confirm compatibility, we will notify the SU community that it is okay to update.

If you have any questions regarding these updates, please contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@su.edu or 540–665–5555.

iPadOS 15

iPadOS 15 is here. It brings some great new features including Quick Note. With Quick Note, you can jot down information over any app or screen using the keyboard, Apple Pencil, or your finger. It's great for research! Vastly improved multitasking, the ability to put Widgets throughout your home screens, a new Focus mode, and more are part of the update.

Before you update, we recommend you check with the developers of your critical applications for compatibility with the new OS. If you decide to update, please back up your iPad using iTunes or iCloud Backup before you do.

Early adopters will be reporting issues to Apple and most of the major issues will be resolved within a few weeks with another update.

Find out more on iPadOS here: https://www.apple.com/ipados/

How to back up your iPad: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203977

 

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Article ID: 134354
Created
Thu 9/16/21 2:02 PM
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Fri 10/29/21 1:23 PM