What you need to know
- Microsoft's OneDrive now runs natively on Apple silicon, which powers newer MacBooks and Apple hardware.
- OneDrive users should see performance improvements after updating to the latest version that's optimized for Apple silicon.
- This feature has been in testing since last year but is now generally available.
OneDrive's sync client can now run natively on Apple silicon. Microsoft just rolled out an update to OneDrive for macOS that brings the app to version 22.022. Following the update, OneDrive will have improved performance and be able to fully utilize Apple's chips, such as those inside newer MacBooks. The latest version of OneDrive will be able to take full advantage of Apple's M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max processors.
Microsoft outlines the recent change to OneDrive on its website:
Microsoft started testing the functionality back in June 2021. The company originally planned to release Apple silicon support for OneDrive by the end of last year, but it took a bit longer to roll it out.
Folder Backup is also in public preview on macOS starting this week. This feature automatically syncs content from macOS devices through OneDrive, such as items found in the desktop and document folders.
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