The first public beta of the upcoming macOS Monterey (macOS 12) has been released for developers and Apple fans who wishes to get the first-hand experience of the new macOS on their devices. Alongside macOS 12, Apple also released the first public beta of its upcoming iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 for iPhones and iPads as well as new TVOS and WatchOS.
While the macOS 12 Monterey continues to deliver the same look and feel as its predecessor, a lot of improvements has been made to the macOS in the upcoming version and fans will also bet getting some new features to play with.
One of the most anticipated features is the Universal Control feature that Apple displayed at the WWDC 2021 event. This new drag and drop feature takes productivity to the next level. With Universal Control, users can easily move files between an iPad and Mac computers (iMac and MacBooks).
Also, in macOS Monterey (macOS 12), all the desktops will get Shortcuts and will act as AirPlay targets and many other changes.
macOS Monterey Public beta
The desktop PC world is introducing a new edition in various operating systems, from the different Linux distros to the Apple as well as Microsoft Windows. A lot has changed over the past few years and the changes are quite impressive.
Although macOS 12 Monterey public beta is available to anyone who wants to test the new macOS, it is advisable not to install it on your primary device, as it might be unstable. You may experience some lag in your device performance and a few bugs. However, if you very well understand this and would still like to install the new macOS on your device, then, make sure you take a backup of your files and data before you proceed.
List Of Eligible Devices for macOS 12 Monterey Public Beta
- iMac Pro (2017 and later)
- iMac (late 2015 and later)
- Mac Pro (late 2013 and later)
- Mac Mini (late 2014 and later)
- MacBook Pro (early 2015 and later)
- MacBook Air (early 2015 and later)
- MacBook (early 2016 and later)
How to Install macOS 12 Monterey Public Beta?
Ensure you have backed up your system before jumping to the step by step guide below.
- First off, visit the official Apple beta software program website.
- If you’re not already a member, sign up for the beta program using your Apple ID.
- After signing up, scroll down a bit, you find a link under the ‘Get Started‘ header to enrol your device.
- Now, click on “Enroll Your Devices” and you’ll be redirected to another page.
- On the new page, scroll down and look for “Download the macOS Public Beta Access Utility.” You’ll find it under the “Enrol Your Mac” header.
- Download the beta access utility onto your device. It will be a .DMG file.
- Before opening the beta access utility file you just downloaded on your Mac, it is advisable to take a backup of your device.
- Once your enrollment is complete, you’ll get a “software update” notification from the System preferences.
- Click on “Upgrade Now” to download macOS 12 Monterey beta version.
- After the macOS Monterey beta update has been downloaded, the OS install will pop up, click continue and follow the on-screen instruction to install the newly downloaded macOS.
- You’ll be asked to reboot to complete the installation once done.
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That’s it; you just installed the latest macOS 12 Monterey public beta on your device. You’ll continue to receive updates on the new beta releases when available until the final release.