Apple Releases macOS 12 Monterey Beta 1 To Developers

BY Sanuj Bhatia

Published 7 Jun 2021

macOS 12 Monterey

Apple today announced a plethora of updates to its operating systems — iOS 15, iPadOS 15, wachOS 8, tvOS 15. Along with these updates, Apple also announced the next version of the macOS operating system — macOS 12 Monterey. Shortly after the keynote concluded, the company released the first beta of macOS 12 Monterey. The first beta of macOS 12 Monterey is now available to download and install on compatible Macs.

Apple unveiled macOS 12 during the WWDC 2021 keynote. After the keynote, the company released macOS 12 Monterey Developer Beta 1 to developers for beta testing. If you have a developer account registered with the Apple Developer Center, you can install macOS 12 Monterey on your Macs and MacBook right now to try new features.

How to Install macOS 12 Monterey Developer Beta 1 on your Mac

If you want to know how to install macOS 12 beta on your Mac, you can read our simple, step-by-step tutorial that can help you out with the process. Remember this is the first developer beta which is available only for paid members of the program. If you are not a paid member of the developer program, sadly, you can not install macOS 12 beta on your Mac.

The new macOS brings a lot of features to the Mac. You can now use iPad and Mac seamlessly with the new Universal Control feature that allows your to share files, images, audio, and even cursor from Mac to the iPad. It automatically knows when an iPad is in the vicinity of the Mac and then you can start sharing contents between the two. You can even share windows.

Moreover, the new macOS Monterey brings redesigned Safari to the Mac. It has a new Tab Groups feature that allows you to save websites and open tabs in a Collection which you can access later. The tab layout has also been improved. macOS Monterey also brings the Shortcuts app to the Mac for the first time. It will replace the Automator app.

Since this is the first developer beta of the new macOS Monterey, several bugs and performance issues are expected in the build. If you don’t have a dedicated Mac for testing the new version of macOS, we would advise you not to install it on your main computer. It is always recommended to wait for the stable release of the macOS version.

Apple will roll out several developer betas during the next three-four months to fix issues and bugs. Generally, the company rolls out a beta every two weeks after it launches a new version. A public beta of the macOS 12 Monterey version will also be available later this month or early next month.

Let us know if you plan to install the first developer beta version of macOS Monterey on your Mac. Have you already installed macOS 12 on your Mac or MacBook? What features do you like? Let us know in the comments section below!