MacOS Monterey Beta 4 Available to Download
Apple has released the fourth beta version of MacOS Monterey to Mac users participating in the beta testing program for Mac system software. The developer beta is available now and is typically soon followed by the same build for public beta testers.
Separately, iOS 15 beta 4 and iPadOS 15 beta 4 are also available, along with new betas for watchOS 8 and tvOS 15.
MacOS Monterey will include new features and improvements to the Mac operating system, including FaceTime Screen Sharing, Live Text which allows for selecting text in images, Universal Control which allows for sharing a mouse and keyboard across a Mac and iPad, changes to Safari tabs and Safari appearance, Quick Notes which allow for app specific notes, Shortcuts for Mac, Low Power Mode for Mac laptops, changes to Photos, Maps, Messages, and many other smaller improvements and adjustments.
How to Download MacOS Monterey Beta 4
Be sure to back up the Mac with Time Machine before installing any software update.
- Go to Apple menu and then select “System Preferences”
- Choose “Software Update” preference panel
- Select to download and install the macOS Monterey beta 4 update
Installing software updates requires the Mac to reboot.
Beta system software is intended for advanced users. Nonetheless, just about anyone can go about installing MacOS Monterey public beta (or developer beta) onto their Mac, if they get the beta profile. If you’re interested in that kind of thing, you must have a Mac compatible with MacOS Monterey.
Aside from MacOS Monterey beta 4, iOS 15 beta 4, iPadOS 15 beta 4, watchOS 8 beta 4, and tvOS 15 beta 4 are also available.
The final versions of MacOS Monterey, iOS 15, and iPadOS 15 are expected to be released this fall.