This article applies to macOS customers using Apple M1 Chip systems.
Apple has released the new M1 Chip (ARM) equipped computers, which bring significant architecture changes (known as Apple Silicon). Among them, these devices will run (at minimum) macOS11 Big Sur, and handle tasks differently than previous Apple systems.
Those hardware and OS changes also modify how software works on these devices, which requires developers to transition their apps to “Universal versions”.
Compatibility and installation steps
Apple offers a way for users to run applications that are no native to M1 chips, by using their new translation feature called “Rosetta 2”.
You can install Sophos Home on M1 devices by following this article Support for macOS 11 - Big Sur
- When installing Sophos Home for the first time, users will be required to install Rosetta
- Webcam protection will display “Camera Active”, even when no camera actions are being performed
- In some cases, users may see a message stating “Using Significant Energy: "Sophos Scan"” this could occur during scans.