How To Install Homebrew On Mac M1

Homebrew is a popular open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on macOS. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps on how to install Homebrew on your Mac M1.

Pre-Installation Requirements

Before we begin, ensure you have the following:

  • A Mac running on M1 chip
  • Command Line Tools (CLT) for Xcode: xcode-select –install, which includes git and make

Installing Homebrew on Mac M1

Follow these simple steps to install Homebrew on your Mac M1:

Step 1: Open Terminal

You can open Terminal via Spotlight Search (Command + Space) and type “Terminal” or navigate to Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal.

Step 2: Enter the Homebrew Installation Command

Once you have Terminal open, paste the following command:

  /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL"

Step 3: Follow the prompts

Press RETURN/ENTER to continue. You may be asked to enter your computer password. This is normal as it’s needed for installation.

Step 4: Check the Installation

After the installation process completes, you can verify that Homebrew was successfully installed by typing:

  brew --version

This should return the version of Homebrew installed, confirming that the installation was successful.


There you have it, a straightforward guide on how to install Homebrew on your Mac M1. Now you can manage software packages with ease and further enhance your productivity. Happy Brewing!