InDesign for Apple silicon

Run InDesign faster in native mode on Apple computers using the Apple silicon M1 chip.

Release 16.3 onwards, InDesign runs in native mode on Apple computers using the Apple silicon M1 chip, for faster performance than previous generation systems.

Known differences and limitations

InDesign has minor feature differences when running under the native mode and the Rosetta emulation mode. 

Refer to the list below to determine whether to open InDesign in the native mode or in the Rosetta emulation mode. For more information on Rosetta emulation, see About Rosetta.

M1 native known issues

Issue

Workaround

Legacy third-party (Intel-only) plugins

Intel-based plugins will not work in ARM native mode in InDesign. Run Intel-based plugins with InDesign on Rosetta until your plugin provider delivers Apple silicon-compatible versions.

Cannot start or connect to Bridge from InDesign.

None.

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