JW Library for Apple Silicon Macs

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Following the release of JW Library Sign Language version 4.4.1 (122722) for iOS/iPadOS 11.0 or later, or macOS 11 or later with Apple M1 chip last on September 11th, 2021, the Jehovah’s organization released the JW Library version 12.5 (128677) for iOS/iPadOS 9.0 or later and macOS 11 or later with Apple M1 chip on October 14th, 2021.

While these app does not work fully12 on macOS using Apple Silicon yet. This might be the first time we see JW apps3 were made to work natively on Macs.

Unlike iOS and iPadOS, macOS allows apps to be installed from outside of the App Store. Things may happen. Hopefully, we will be able to download JW apps for macOS and sideload them just the way we can on Android.


  1. The JW Library Sign Language app cannot save a backup file to disk. Play video on second display does not work. 

  2. Stream over cellular, Download over cellular, and Play video on second display are greyed out in the JW Library app. 

  3. JW Event and JW Language are two others.