How to Make Space on Mac for Monterey Update

If you’re planning to update your Mac to the latest version of macOS, Monterey, but are struggling to free up storage space, this quick tip is for you. Many of us try deleting files or uninstalling applications to clear up space, but there’s a faster method that doesn’t require you to delete anything.

When attempting to install macOS Big Sur on his 2015 MacBook Air with only 128GB SSD storage, the speaker encountered an error stating that there wasn’t enough space to proceed with the installation. However, he discovered a trick that allowed him to free up enough storage space to install the update without uninstalling any applications or deleting any files.

The trick involves clearing the cache files that applications generate on your device. Over time, these files can accumulate and take up a significant amount of storage space. To clear them, simply open Spotlight by pressing Command + Spacebar and type “caches” into the search field. Press Enter to open the Caches folder, where you’ll see a long list of cache files. Select all of them using Command + A and delete them.

You’ll likely find tens of thousands of individual files that you can delete, freeing up 40-50GB of storage space on your Mac. With this extra space, you can install Monterey or any other future macOS updates without any issues.

In conclusion, clearing cache files is an effective and quick way to free up storage space on your Mac and install updates without uninstalling any applications or deleting files. Try it out, and you’ll be able to enjoy the latest features and improvements that come with the latest macOS updates.