Apple has seeded the first public beta of macOS 12 Monterey to public beta testers, allowing non-developers to try out the new software before it is released to the general public.
After installing the appropriate profile from Apple’s beta software website, public beta testers may download the macOS 12 Monterey update from the Software Update section of the System Preferences app.
Monterey brings a number of significant changes to the macOS operating system. For example, Universal Control allows you to utilize a single mouse, trackpad, and keyboard across numerous Mac or iPad devices, and AirPlay to a Mac from an iPhone, iPad, or even another Mac is now available.
FaceTime now supports spatial audio, Portrait Mode (M1 Macs only), and Voice Isolation for filtering out background noise, and Safari has a new tab bar with support for Tab Groups to keep lots of tabs organized. Apple TV customers may utilize the SharePlay FaceTime function to watch TV, listen to music, and share their displays with one another.
Another new feature, Shared With You, keeps track of the music, links, podcasts, news, and photos that people send in Messages and highlights them in the appropriate apps. The Shortcuts app is now accessible on the Mac, and Notes now includes a new Quick Note function for scribbling down ideas.
A dedicated Focus mode helps users remain on target by removing background distractions based on what’s happening, while the Maps app has been upgraded with a bunch of new capabilities. Macs can now recognize text in photographs and give information on animals, art, places, flora, and more in images thanks to Live Text.
Mail Privacy Protection masks your IP address and eliminates tracking using invisible pixels, while iCloud Private Relay protects your Safari surfing. There a plenty of additional new features in macOS Monterey.