After seeding the public beta of OneDrive sync for macOS with Apple Silicon support in December 2021, Microsoft has finally released the update to all Mac users who can now natively run OneDrive on Macs models powered by M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Pro Max Apple Silicon.
OneDrive is a cloud storage service that syncs users’ data across devices, but previously, it did not offer native support for M1 Mac models and was running via Rosetta 2 which did not give the same performance as it does natively on Apple silicon.
OneDrive sync is now optimized to utilize the power of Apple silicon
According to Microsoft’s announcement, OneDrive support for M1 series chips in “GA” (the company calls software update available to everyone as “GA”). In addition, Microsoft has also released the Public Preview of Folder Backup (Known Folder Move) support for macOS.
OneDrive sync for Apple silicon now GA
We’re excited to announce that OneDrive sync for macOS will now run natively on Apple silicon. This means that OneDrive will take full advantage of the performance improvements of Apple silicon.
We know this has been a long-awaited and highly requested feature, and we’re delighted to make it generally available starting with build 22.022.
Apple Silicon Mac owners can check if their systems are updated to the latest version via OneDrive > Preferences.
Apple Silicon Macs has been very popular and in high demand because of their fast performance and exceptional battery life. In 2021 MacBook Pro models, Apple has introduced much faster M1 Pro and M1 Pro Max processors, a 120Hz ProMotion display and a notch to offer more screen real-estate.
Therefore, third-party cloud services have updated their Mac apps to natively run on Apple Silicon like Google Drive or are about to release support this year like DropBox released an internal build for native M1 support in October 2021 and is expected to launch the update to the public in the first half of 2022.