Apple wrapped up its WWDC 21 event a few days ago. The event was all about software for Apple devices. In the event, Apple announced iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, macOS Monterey or macOS 12, and more. And just after the event, their first beta went live including the macOS Monterey Beta for developers. Here we are going to share how to download and install macOS Monterey Beta on your Mac.
macOS Monterey bags some new features mostly with stock apps improvements. Last year was great for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS as these update bags a major UI overhaul. Although the new macOS Monterey comes with only a few new features, it can make your macOS experience better. And like other macOS releases, you can also test the new macOS 12 Beta.
Talking about new features in macOS Monterey, it comes with FaceTime improvement, SharePlay, Spatial Audio, improved Apple Safari, Focus for priority notification, Quick Notes, Universal Control for Apple devices, AirPlay, Live Text, and more.
If you want to know which Mac or Macbook is eligible for the macOS Monterey update, check out the list below.
- iMac – Late 2015 and Later
- iMac Pro – 2017 and Later
- MacBook Air – Early 2015 and Later
- MacBook Pro – Early 2015 and Later
- Mac Pro – Late 2013 and Later
- Mac Mini – Late 2014 and Later
- MacBook – Early 2016 and Later
Download macOS Monterey Beta
The macOS Monterey beta is now available for developers. And its public beta will be available next month, which is July. The stable public release is coming this Fall. Like other developer beta, this time also Apple only allows you to try the developer beta on subscription. So, if you have a subscription then you can download and install the macOS Monterey right away. Or you can wait for the next 2-3 weeks until its public beta goes live.
To download the macOS Monterey beta first you need to sign up for the Apple developer program. You can sign up on their official page. Now check out the remaining steps in the install section.
How to Install macOS Monterey Beta on your Mac
After signing up for the developer program, make sure to take a full backup of your Mac. It will ensure that you don’t lose your data. You can restore the data in case of any issues. You can either take backup on iCloud or any external drives. Don’t keep the backup file on your Mac.
Once you have taken the backup file, you can proceed with the mentioned steps to get macOS Monterey or macOS 12 Beta on your Mac.
- Log in to the Apple developer program.
- Now go to the download section.
- Look for the macOS 12 and click on it.
- Now click on Install Profile next to the macOS Monterey Beta. It will download the Beta Profile.
- Go to the Download folder and install the Beta Profile.
- Go to System Preferences > Software Update.
- It will show the latest macOS Monterey Beta that you can now install on your Mac with the default method. The installation can take some time depending on the Mac you own.
Now you can enjoy the macOS Monterey with its new features. This is an easy method to install macOS, and you will also get incremental updates. Those who don’t want to pay for the beta can wait for a few weeks. The public beta will be available in July which will be free for all users. You can follow the same method for public beta as well, only you have to cut the subscription part. And if you have questions about the stable macOS 12 or macOS Monterey, it will be available this fall.
If you are trying the macOS 12 beta, then you have to ignore bugs as macOS 12 is still in the early beta. It will improve with incremental updates.
You can also install the macOS Monterey beta with the help of a bootable USB device. It is a bit of a complex method that requires attention while installing the macOS. If you want to know the other method let us know in the comment section. We will share the other method that requires a bootable USB drive.