Want to check out what’s new in the latest macOS Monterey release early like the Studio Display webcam fix? Read along for how to install macOS Monterey beta.

Earlier this year the macOS Monterey beta offered testers the ability to use the Universal Control feature ahead of the public launch.

Now Apple is using the beta cycle to test out webcam fixes for its Studio Display with the macOS 12.4 beta.

Below we’ll look at how to install both the free macOS Monterey public beta or developer beta.

How to install macOS Monterey public beta

  1. Make a fresh backup of your Mac in case you want to downgrade your device at any point
  2. On your Mac, head to Apple’s public beta website
  3. Click Sign In in the top right corner and log in if you’re not already
  4. On the Guide for Public Betas page, choose macOS
  5. Scroll down under the Get Started section and click enroll your Mac
  6. Scroll down again and click Download the macOS Public Beta Access Utility
  7. Head to your Downloads folder and you should see the macOS Beta Access Utility
  8. Double-click it to mount the utility disk image, now double-click the Access Utility.pkg to install the macOS beta profile on your Mac
  9. The System Preferences > Software Update window should launch automatically with the macOS 12.3 Monterey beta appearing, click Download
  10. When the download is complete, you’ll see a new window to install macOS Monterey, click Continue
  11. Follow the prompts to finish the beta installation
Install macOS Monterey public beta - walkthrough 1
Install macOS Monterey public beta - walkthrough 2
Install macOS Monterey public beta - walkthrough 3

How to install macOS Monterey developer beta

If you’re not already enrolled as an Apple Developer, you’ll need to do that here (runs $99/year).

  1. Make a fresh backup of your Mac in case you want to downgrade your device at any point
  2. On your Mac, head to Apple’s Developer website
  3. Click Account in the top right corner and sign in if you’re not already
  4. Now click the two-line icon in the top left corner, choose Downloads and make sure the “Operating Systems” tab is selected at the top
  5. Click Install Profile next to the macOS Monterey beta
  6. Head to your Downloads folder and you should see the macOS beta Access Utility
  7. Double-click it to mount the utility disk image, now double-click the Access Utility.pkg to install the macOS beta profile on your Mac
  8. The System Preferences > Software Update window should launch automatically with the macOS 12.3 beta appearing, click Upgrade Now to download the update
  9. When the download is complete, you’ll see a new window to install macOS Monterey, click Continue
  10. Follow the prompts to finish the beta installation

Here’s how the process looks to install macOS Monterey beta for developers:

How to install macOS Monterey beta walkthrough 1 - click Account on Apple's Developer website
How to install macOS Monterey beta walkthrough 2 - click the two-line icon in the top left corner
How to install macOS Monterey beta - final step click continue in installer window

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