MacOS Monterey: How to install the public beta on your device

Apple has released the beta versions for his new one iOS 15. iPadOS 15 and watchOS 8 software earlier this week. Now the brand has also started rolling out the public beta version of MacOS 12.0 Monterey. The new operating system comes with new features and performance improvements.

The macOS Monterey update can be installed on a number of devices, but not all. Here is a list of computers to install the Open Beta on, courtesy of MacRumors.

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

If your device is eligible and you’re ready to try the new beta, which, mind you, isn’t that stable right now, here’s how to get the public beta update for macOS Monterey.

How to Download the MacOS Monterey Public Beta

A good step to take first is to back up your data through Time Machine. This is a great way to get back to macOS Big Sur if things don’t go well with the beta. Also, make sure your main drive partition has at least 20 GB of free space before proceeding.

Continue by going to Apple’s beta software portal page. If you’ve previously used Apple’s beta software, you can sign in with your Apple ID. Otherwise, you can click on “Register devices” in the upper right corner of the website. On the next page, choose macOS and continue.

If you scroll down you should find a button “Download the macOS Public Beta Access Utility”. Click here to download a .DMG file. Run the installer. Finally, go to the “Software Update” section in the “System Settings” app to install the beta.

When registration is complete, you should see the message “This Mac is registered with the Apple Beta Software Program”. If the download isn’t immediately available, you’ll have to wait for a notification to appear once it does. Once the download is complete, just find the install button and click on it.

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