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How to install the macOS Monterey Developer Beta

Apple held its WWDC 2021 keynote, introducing major improvements to all of its operating systems, including iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, tvOS 15, and, of course, macOS Monterey.
MacOS Monterey introduces a number of new features, including Universal Control, which allows you to control many devices from a single Mac using the keyboard and trackpad.

List of Macs compatible with macOS Monterey

The following are the Macs compatible with macOS Monterey:

  • iMac late 2015 and newer
  • iMac Pro 2017 and newer
  • MacBook Air early 2015 and newer
  • MacBook Pro early 2015 and newer
  • Mac Pro late 2013 and newer
  • Mac mini late 2014 and newer
  • MacBook early 2016 and newer

How to download the macOS Monterey developer beta

MacOS Monterey is always the easiest to install out of all the many betas available. The only real issue here is that unlike iOS, macOS doesn’t have a convenient one-click backup solution. I usually advocate putting all crucial information in the cloud so that if you need to start over, you’ll have your files with you.

  1. Go to Apple Developer -> Develop -> Downloads and download the macOS Developer Beta Access Utility

2. Open your Downloads folder and open macOS 12 Developer Beta Access Utility.

3. System Preferences will automatically check for a macOS update after the installer has finished downloading. To download and install the developer beta software, click “Upgrade Now”. The installation process will proceed as usual as the software has been downloaded.

It’s important to understand that this is a developer beta of macOS Monterey, and it’s only for developers. This is going to be a shaky situation. In a few weeks, a public beta will be accessible, and it is recommended that you wait. Of course, if you can’t wait any longer, the developer beta is available.

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