How to install MacOS Monterey public beta
How to install MacOS Monterey public beta
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How to install MacOS Monterey public beta

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Speaker 1: The new macOS public beta is here. That's Monterey. I'm gonna show you how you can download it right now and why maybe you should hold off Speaker 1: Just like the windows 11 dev beta is available. Now, if you want to take your chances and install it on your laptop, where the new macOS Montey beta is also available, it's actually a little bit, I would say, further down the line than windows 11 is if you wanna get the windows 11 [00:00:30] beta, that is the depth channel beta. That is a very early version. And they tell you a lot of stuff just may not work. It's not really for the faint of heart, for the macOS beta, the Montey beta, that is a public beta. Really anybody can go and download it, which just that apple has a little bit more confidence in where that beta operating system update is right now. Previously there was a debt beta for that. And you had to, you know, sign up, especially to get that, that really wasn't ready for public consumption. Speaker 1: I think we're definitely closer here. [00:01:00] So if you wanna get that Macs, beta, you go to Apple's public beta website. You can just Google it. We'll put a link down below somewhere. Uh, and once you're there, it's going to say, if you want to participate, you can either sign into our beta program or you can sign up for our beta program. If you have not previously done anything like that, you basically just sign it in with your apple ID. And if you've already done this before, great, you move along from there. And if you're enrolling for the first time, it happens instantaneously. There's [00:01:30] really no delay there. Once your specific Mac is enrolled, uh, apple will let you download the public access beta utility. You're run that. And then it's gonna start doing an update and downloading the Monterey Mac OS beta. Now, when I tried to do that today, it was taking a really long time. Speaker 1: I bet everyone is doing it at the same time today. Uh, it, it said at least three hours to finish the download. So I'm waiting for that to happen right now, once that finishes downloading, I will install it and [00:02:00] make sure everything works. Now. I always want people, if it's an operating system, beta, whether it's iOS, iPad, OS Macs, windows, no matter how public or almost final a beta is, you may not want to install it on what I call your mission critical system. Maybe it's the only laptop or desktop you have. You need it to work right for work or for school or for anything else. Uh, really you can't afford to have anything go wrong. You know what if that's you wait for the [00:02:30] actual full release, which should come this fall also later in the fall for windows 11, if you're on the windows 11 side of this, because any beta software, especially operating system betas, there's a chance they could mess things up up. Speaker 1: Things might not work, right? You may want to revert back to the old version because, uh, something you need to use is not working. There's a million reasons why now, if you're not using a mission critical system, you can afford to have things go a little wonky or you have a secondary laptop will then go right ahead [00:03:00] and install the monetary beta. Uh, since it is a publicly available beta, frankly, it should be pretty stable at this point. That's one of the reasons why apples suggest you make a backup. Uh, specifically they say a time machine backup in case the beta OS install is not working for you and you want to roll it back easily. Speaker 1: Well, after several hours, I finally got the Mac OS Monterey public [00:03:30] beta installed. It was actually I think, a lot easier overall than doing the windows 10 to windows 11 beta update, uh, far a few were, uh, updates the download first and then restarts after restarts. It did take all the download. Maybe everybody's doing it at the same time, but after that, it was pretty smooth sailing. If your Mac is enrolled in the apple beta OS program, and you want to leave it, if you go to software update, click on details, uh, that shows you how you can leave the beta [00:04:00] program and you won't get any more beta updates. And if you want to roll all the way back and get rid of the beta, hopefully you've made a time machine back up and it's relatively easy to restore from that to get back to where you are. If you're really concerned about bugs, then I would wait until the final public version of this new OS is available. Sometime later this fall, if you don't mind taking a little bit of a chance while the public data is available now, and it's pretty easy to get and install like and subscribe for more videos on how to do [00:04:30] it all. Thanks Speaker 2: For watching.

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