Apple has released the second 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. The second beta arrives two weeks after Apple published the first public beta of macOS Monterey.
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.
A separate Focus mode helps users remain on target by filtering out background distractions based on their current situation.
Mail Privacy Protection masks your IP address and eliminates tracking using invisible pixels, while iCloud Private Relay protects your Safari surfing.
Following several usability concerns, Apple altered the default appearance of the Safari tab bar in the second public beta.