Apple Seeds First Beta of macOS Monterey 12.3 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Monterey 12.3 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming just a day after the release of ‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.2.

macOS Monterey on MBP Feature
Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and after the appropriate profile is installed, betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences.

In the release notes for the update, Apple confirms that it has deprecated kernel extensions used by Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive and notes that both cloud storage services have replacements for the functionality currently in beta. The update also adds new emojis and support for Universal Control.

Universal Control is designed to allow a single mouse and trackpad to be used with multiple Macs and iPads, and Apple has said it will be launching this spring.

Related Roundup: macOS Monterey
Related Forum: macOS Monterey

Top Rated Comments

Realityck Avatar
17 weeks ago
Just a FYI on what's released today


* Xcode 13.3 beta (13E5086k) - January 27, 2022
* macOS 12.3 beta (21E5196i) - January 27, 2022
* iOS 15.4 beta (19E5209h) - January 27, 2022
* iPadOS 15.4 beta (19E5209h) - January 27, 2022
* watchOS 8.5 beta (19T5212h) - January 27, 2022
* tvOS 15.4 beta (19L5409j) - January 27, 2022
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
17 weeks ago
This is good news, last year it was the following week, so Apple has plans with 12.3 beta. Notice the much larger download for a M1 based Mac.



Attachment Image
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jdclifford Avatar
17 weeks ago
Universal control seems to work. Trackpad clicks and keyboard entry seems fine. I've gone between MBP and iPad Pro. Also works between iMac and MBP and iMac and iPad Pro. Only 2 devices at a time as far as I can tell.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DinkThifferent Avatar
17 weeks ago
Macrumors:

We don't yet know what's included in macOS Monterey 12.3, but Apple has not yet implemented the much-anticipated Universal Control feature.
also Macrumors:

https://www.macrumors.com/2022/01/27/universal-control-monterey-12-3-beta/
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nortonandreev Avatar
17 weeks ago

Any further improvements in Apple Music - earlier on there were stories that there was re-build?
It's a newer build (1.2.3.36 compared to 1.2.2.40). I haven't seen anything noticeable yet.

Update: The Live Lyrics seem to be updating properly. It used to lag before.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
elptdbi3lYI Avatar
17 weeks ago

Still no Universal Control? Starting to think it's going to get AirPower-ed
I'd rather them fix memory leaks than release universal control with monterey
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

macOS Monterey on MBP Feature

Apple Seeds Second macOS Monterey 12.3 Beta to Developers

Tuesday February 8, 2022 10:08 am PST by
Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS macOS Monterey 12.3 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming two weeks after the release of the first macOS Monterey 12.3 beta. Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and after the appropriate profile is installed, betas will be available through the Software Update...
facetime screen sharing 2

Apple Seeds Second Public Beta of macOS Monterey 12.1 With SharePlay

Wednesday November 10, 2021 10:31 am PST by
Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Monterey 12.1 update to public beta testers, two weeks after seeding the first beta and a day after providing the second beta to developers. Public beta testers can download the macOS 12 Monterey update from the Software Update section of the System Preferences app after installing the proper profile from Apple's beta software website. ...
macOS Monterey on MBP Feature

Apple Seeds Fifth macOS Monterey 12.3 Beta to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Tuesday March 1, 2022 10:10 am PST by
Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming macOS macOS Monterey 12.3 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming a week after the release of the fourth macOS Monterey 12.3 beta. Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and after the appropriate profile is installed, betas will be available through the Software Update...
macOS Monterey 2

Apple Seeds Second Public Beta of macOS Monterey With Universal Control

Wednesday February 9, 2022 10:25 am PST by
Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Monterey 12.3 update to its public beta testing group, with the new software coming a week after the first macOS Monterey 12.3 public beta. Public beta testers can download the macOS 12.3 Monterey update from the Software Update section of the System Preferences app after installing the proper profile from Apple's beta software website. ...
facetime screen sharing 2

Apple Seeds First Public Beta of macOS Monterey 12.1 With SharePlay

Friday October 29, 2021 10:16 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Monterey 12.1 update to public beta testers, just a day after providing the beta to developers. Public beta testers can download the macOS 12.1 Monterey update from the Software Update section of the System Preferences app after installing the proper profile from Apple's beta software website. macOS Monterey 12.1 introduces support...
macOS Monterey on MBP Feature

Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of macOS Monterey to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Tuesday September 21, 2021 10:20 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the seventh developer beta of macOS Monterey, the newest version of the macOS operating system. The seventh beta comes three weeks after Apple released the sixth macOS Monterey beta. Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and once the appropriate profile is installed, betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in...
macOS Monterey on MBP Feature

Apple Seeds Release Candidate Version macOS Monterey 12.3 Beta to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Tuesday March 8, 2022 11:23 am PST by
Apple today seeded the release candidate version of an upcoming macOS Monterey 12.3 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming a week after the release of the fifth macOS Monterey 12.3 beta. The RC represents the final version of macOS Monterey 12.3 that will be released publicly next week. Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer...
macOS Monterey on MBP Feature

Apple Seeds First Public Beta of macOS Monterey With Universal Control

Friday January 28, 2022 10:55 am PST by
Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Monterey 12.3 update to its public beta testing group, with the new software coming one day after it was provided to developers. Public beta testers can download the macOS 12.3 Monterey update from the Software Update section of the System Preferences app after installing the proper profile from Apple's beta software website....

Popular Stories

apple ar headset concept 1

Apple's Headset Said to Feature 14 Cameras Enabling Lifelike Avatars, Jony Ive Has Remained Involved With Design

Friday May 20, 2022 6:50 am PDT by
Earlier this week, The Information's Wayne Ma outlined struggles that Apple has faced during the development of its long-rumored AR/VR headset. Now, in a follow-up report, he has shared several additional details about the wearable device. Apple headset render created by Ian Zelbo based on The Information reporting For starters, one of the headset's marquee features is said to be lifelike...
iPhone 14 Purple Lineup Feature

Will the iPhone 14 Be a Disappointment?

Saturday May 21, 2022 9:00 am PDT by
With around four months to go before Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 14 lineup, the overwhelming majority of rumors related to the new devices so far have focused on the iPhone 14 Pro, rather than the standard iPhone 14 – leading to questions about how different the iPhone 14 will actually be from its predecessor, the iPhone 13. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are expected...
sony headphones 1

Sony's New WH-1000XM5 Headphones vs. Apple's AirPods Max

Friday May 20, 2022 12:18 pm PDT by
Sony this week came out with an updated version of its popular over-ear noise canceling headphones, so we picked up a pair to compare them to the AirPods Max to see which headphones are better and whether it's worth buying the $400 WH-1000XM5 from Sony over Apple's $549 AirPods Max. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. First of all, the AirPods Max win out when it comes ...
studio display 3

Apple's Rumored 27-Inch Mini-LED Display Now Said to Launch in October

Friday May 20, 2022 8:07 am PDT by
Apple now plans to release a new 27-inch display with mini-LED backlighting in October due to the Shanghai lockdown, which has resulted in production of the display being delayed, according to display industry consultant Ross Young. In a tweet, Young said Apple is in the process of moving production of the display from Quanta Computer to a different supplier and/or location, resulting in a...
HomePodandMini feature green

Kuo: Apple to Release New HomePod in Late 2022 or Early 2023

Friday May 20, 2022 8:55 am PDT by
Apple is working on an updated version of the HomePod that could come in the fourth quarter of 2022 or the first quarter of 2023, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo says that there "may not be much innovation in hardware design" for the new HomePod, and there is no word on what size the device will be and if it will be a HomePod mini successor or a larger speaker. Apple would ...
airtag purple

Best Apple Deals of the Week: Save on AirTag, AirPods 3, and iPads

Friday May 20, 2022 8:01 am PDT by
Solid markdowns on the AirTag, AirPods 3, and a few iPad models were introduced this week, and below you'll find all of the best deals of the past few days that are still available to purchase. AirTag Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. What's the...