Want to Use macOS 12 Monterey Beta on Mac? Here's How You Can Download It!

How to Download and Install macOS 12 Monterey Public Beta on Your Mac?

With every new major macOS update, Apple introduces you to new and exciting features. It's only natural that you would want to get your hands on them as soon as possible. The macOS Monterey is the latest macOS version that got everyone excited.

Want to Use macOS 12 Monterey Beta on Mac? Here's How You Can Download It!

macOS Monterey has not been released yet. It's in the testing stage, but if you can't wait to get those new features, you can enroll in Apple's beta testing program and get the pre-release version. By downloading the macOS Monterey beta, you can get a glimpse at the new software version and help Apple improve it.

Keep in mind that the beta version is meant to help Apple find issues and loopholes, so you can expect to run into problems as it's not stable. For that reason, before upgrading to the macOS Monterey beta, back up all your important data so you won't lose it if something happens.

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How to Download macOS 12 Monterey Public Beta on Your Mac

If you have any important information on your Mac, it's recommended you back up your data with Time Machine or another way you prefer. That way, if you decide to downgrade to macOS Big Sur, you can restore your data.

To download macOS 12 Monterey public beta, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Safari browser.
2. Go to beta.apple.com
3. Click on "Sign in" and enter your Apple ID credentials or click on "Continue With Password" and enter your Mac's password.


4. If needed, enter the two-factor authentication code.
5. If asked if you want to trust your browser, click on "Trust".
6. If not automatically selected, select the macOS tab at the top.
7. Scroll down and in the "Get Started" section, click on "enroll your Mac".

Click on Enroll your Mac

8. In the "Enroll your Mac" section, click on "Download the macOS Public Beta Acess Utility.

Click on Download macOS Public Beta Access Utility

9. Wait for the file to download. Then, open the "Downloads" folder and click on "macOSPublicBetaAccessUtility.pkg".

Open the dmg file

10. When a window pops up, double-click on the "macOSPublicBetaAccessUtility.pkg" file again.

Open the pkg file

11. When the file opens, you might get a prompt about Time Machine backup. If you already backed up your Mac, click on "OK".

Click on OK

12. Then, click on "Continue".
13. Click on "Continue" and agree to the terms of the software license agreement by clicking on "Agree".

Click on Agree

14. Next, click on "Install" and, if asked, enter your Mac's password.

Enter Mac's password

15. Wait while your Mac finds the macOS Monterey beta update.
16. When the update is detected, click on "Download".

Click on Download

17. When the macOS Monterey beta is downloaded, click on "Upgrade Now".

Important: If the update screen doesn't pop up automatically, open it up by click on the Apple logo, going to "System Preferences," and clicking on "Software Update".

The download might take a while. Be patient and wait while the upgrade is finished.

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How to Install macOS 12 Monterey Public Beta on Your Mac

Installing the macOS Monterey public beta is a very simple process, but it might take some time.

To install the macOS Monterey public beta, follow the steps below:

1. When your Mac is finished upgrading to macOS Monterey beta, an installation window will automatically pop up. Click on "Continue".

Click on Continue

2. To accept the terms of the software license agreement, click on "Agree".

Click on Agree

3. Then, in the next step, select the drive/partition you will install the macOS Monterey beta and click on "Continue".

Select the driver/partition

4. When asked, enter your Mac's password.
5. Click on "Unlock".
6. Next, your Mac should restart itself. If that doesn't happen automatically, click on "Restart".
7. After the system reboot, if asked, enter your Apple ID and password. If not, just enter your user password and start exploring the macOS Monterey beta.

Go to your user

We hope you've successfully upgraded your Mac to macOS Monterey public beta. If you didn't already, make sure to check out the video at the beginning of the article for a step-by-step tutorial.

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