Microsoft has released an update (version 22.022) to its OneDrive cloud sync tool for macOS that provides native support for Apple Silicon-based Macs powered by M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max chips. The update has been in beta since December.
The update was announced in a Microsoft Tech Community post. The post by a Microsoft employee is now available on “GA,” which is what the company calls software available to everyone.
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.
Users can check if they have the latest version (22.022) of the app installed by accessing OneDrive preferences.
The update allows OneDrive to run natively on Apple Silicon chips, taking full of the M1’s ARM architecture, which delivers more performance and energy efficiency. MacBook users should see improved power efficiency and battery life.
Microsoft joins Google Drive in offering native Apple Silicon support. The search giant updated its Google Drive app with M1 support back in October 2021. Dropbox released a beta version of its macOS app with Apple Silicon support earlier this year.