After releasing the public betas for iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and watchOS 8, This time Apple releases macOS Monterey public beta for selected Macs (you can see the below full list of supported Macs). Interested people or testers can try this beta to see what’s new in macOS Monterey which was announced at WWDC 2021 online event, now let’s see how to install macOS Monterey public beta on your Mac computer or MacBooks.
I have already provided a guide on how to install and how to downgrade from iOS 15 public beta to iOS 14 or iOS 14.6, you can read more details guide from here, and I have also provided there some precautions before installing the iOS 15 public beta.
Warning: I highly recommend you please don’t install or try macOS Monterey public beta on your personal or primary Macs, this is just a public beta for testing released by Apple before seeding an initial and stable version of macOS Monterey which will be set to releasing this fall, so if you have patience then please wait, also this public beta will cause some problems to your Macs like apps crashing or compatibility related issues. And also make sure you have a backup of your Mac(s) data before installing macOS Monterey public beta.
How to install macOS Monterey public beta
First, open the browser from Mac and go to the Apple Beta Software Program website from here: https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/ and sign up with your Apple ID then “Accept the Apple Beta Software Program Agreement,” now click on “Enroll Your Devices” and the “macOS” then click on “Enroll Your Mac” and click “Download the macOS Public Beta Access Utility” and then tap on “Allow” button. Now, go to Software Update > System Preferences > Upgrade Now.
macOS Monterey Supported Macs:
- 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)