BFD has been actively testing all applicable software products with each beta release of macOS 12 Monterey. We understand how important it is for all our users to know exactly what works before they make the jump on any new updates.

With the release of update v3.4.4.29, BFD is happy to announce that the BFD 3 software is officially supported for use on macOS 12 Monterey and Intel processors. M1 Processors are not currently supported.*

We encourage all our users to remain on their current OS until all necessary software products have been qualified for use with the macOS Monterey operating system and/or M1 processors. 

Please refer to this article for all BFD software compatibility with macOS 12 Monterey. This page will be updated regularly to reflect any changes to product compatibility as testing is completed.

ProductIntel ProcessorM1 ProcessorM1 Pro/Max
BFD 3 (v3.4.4.29 or higher required)SupportedNot Supported*
Not Supported*

*Although BFD3 is not yet natively supported for use with M1 processors, some users have had success using the software with the Rosetta 2 emulator platform. This is an apple-based emulator that allows Intel-based software to run on apple silicon systems. For more details on installing and using Rosetta, please refer to Apple's setup guide

How do I prevent my system from updating automatically?

Please be sure to check that your operating system is not enabled to update itself automatically. While this can be a useful feature for some, anyone that relies on the stability of their software and hardware tools should prefer control over which base operating system is installed on their system. Automatic updates will not account for software compatibility before updating which could lead to problems with stability and other functionality if your gear is not ready for the changes in the operating system.

To avoid any delays or downtime, it's best to be deliberate with the decision to update and use the opportunity to check that all your software and hardware tools will be compatible before making the jump. To turn off automatic updates for macOS, please do the following:

1) Navigate to System Preferences > Software Update
2) Uncheck the box next to Automatically keep my Mac up to date

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