First beta of macOS Monterey 12.5 is out

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While we're waiting for the successor to macOS Monterey, Apple is releasing another update in the meantime. Its beta can be tested now and the final version will be released in the summer. As far as features are concerned, we shouldn't expect too much. All the major features promised for macOS Monterey are now available, and Apple will primarily use it to patch security vulnerabilities and fix bugs. In this article we will keep you up to date on all betas of macOS Monterey 12.5.

Latest macOS Monterey 12.5 Beta

macOS Monterey 12.5 beta 1

May 18, 2022 – The first beta of macOS Monterey 12.5 is available to testers and has build number 21G5027d. As soon as there are new discoveries, we will inform you here.

Download macOS 12.5 Monterey beta

The beta of macOS 12.5 Monterey requires a macOS beta profile. You can find the macOS 12.5 beta profile in Apple's Developer Portal. Public beta testers have another way to sign up for the betas of macOS.

Note: These betas are for developers only and public testers and are not designed for use on devices you use every day.

Timeline macOS Monterey 12.5 beta

Below is a timeline of the macOS 12.5 betas for developers:

  • macOS Monterey 12.5 beta 1: May 18, 2022 (released; build number 21G5027d)
  • macOS Monterey 12.5 final: June/July 2022

About macOS Monterey 12.5< br>macOS Monterey 12.5 is the fifth major update since Monterey was released. Usually, Apple brings few major new features to the Mac in such interim updates (with the exception of Universal Control in one of the previous versions), so we don't expect much from the update. You can read everything that was new in macOS 12 Monterey in our overview.

About testing betas
When testing betas, you can often run into problems. First of all, not all functions are usually available immediately, but they are added and expanded during the test period. You may also suffer from crashes or some apps may not yet work properly. So keep this in mind if you decide to test a macOS update. It is therefore not recommended to install a beta on a device that you use every day, because there can still be many problems in the beta. You can also install macOS 12 on a separate partition.

This article will be republished with new betas as we update the newly added features. In addition, reactions can also be cleaned more strictly than you are used to from us. This way we prevent you from having to fight your way through dozens of outdated responses from a few weeks ago.