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When you need to install Rosetta on your Mac

With Rosetta 2, a Mac with an Apple silicon chip can use apps designed for a Mac with an Intel processor.

If you have a Mac with an Apple Silicon chip, you may be asked to install Rosetta to open an app.

Click Install and enter your username and password to complete the installation. Rosetta is then available for all of your apps that need the software.

Information on Rosetta

Rosetta 2 runs in the background when you use an app designed only for Mac computers with an Intel processor. The app is automatically converted for use with the Apple silicon chip.

In most cases, you won't notice any difference in the performance of an app that Rosetta requires. But you should contact the app developer to inquire about a version that can take advantage of the full power of the Apple silicon chip.

Which of your apps need Rosetta?

"Get Info" helps you identify apps that Rosetta needs or can use:

  1. Select the app in the Finder.
  2. Select "Get Info" from the "File" menu in the menu bar.
  3. Take a look at the information under "Type":
    • Program (Intel) means that the app only supports Intel processors and requires Rosetta to work on a Mac with an Apple Silicon chip.
    • Program (Universal) means that the app supports both the Apple silicon chip and Intel processors and uses the Apple silicon chip by default.

The information window for universal apps contains the setting "Open with Rosetta". This allows email apps, web browsers, and other apps to use add-ons that have not been updated for the Apple Silicon chip. If an app doesn't recognize a plug-in, extension, or other add-on, quit the app, select that setting, and try again.

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