Universal Control No Longer in Beta in macOS Monterey 12.4 and iPadOS 15.5

Universal Control is no longer a "beta" feature, with the beta labeling removed in the macOS Monterey 12.4 and iPadOS 15.5 release candidate versions that were seeded to developers and public beta testers earlier today.

Universal Control Colored Feature
Apple in March released Universal Control as part of macOS Monterey 12.3 and iPadOS 15.4, and since launch, it has had a beta label as Apple has worked to iron out bugs and clear up any minor issues.

Under System Preferences > Displays > ‌Universal Control‌, the beta labeling next to the ‌Universal Control‌ options has been removed. Likewise, there is no longer a beta label on the iPad under System Preferences > AirPlay > Handoff > Cursor and Keyboard.


‌Universal Control‌ is designed to allow you to use a single mouse/trackpad and keyboard across multiple Macs and iPads, with the feature designed to work automatically with macOS Monterey 12.3 and later and iPadOS 15.4 or later.

Though ‌Universal Control‌ has been available in a beta capacity, it has worked well for users, which is why Apple has been able to remove the beta labeling just a couple months after the feature first launched.

Related Forums: iOS 15, macOS Monterey

Top Rated Comments

Infinite Vortex Avatar
10 months ago
Is anything software, from anyone, really out of beta these day??
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bull 07 Avatar
10 months ago
What time is left for Google to copy it?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
StudioMacs Avatar
10 months ago

Does that mean it will work? because it doesn't right now with my Mac studio and iPad pro
Works perfectly with my Mac Studio and 2021 12.9" iPad Pro.

Sounds like you need to configure one of the devices correctly.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sheepish-Lord Avatar
10 months ago
Interesting, currently there are still plenty of lag issues so unless they did something in the upcoming release it’s very much a beta.

Wonder when Private Relay is going to drop the beta tag as well.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Moonlight Avatar
10 months ago
Does that mean it will work? because it doesn't right now with my Mac studio and iPad pro
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
juareza94 Avatar
10 months ago
Does anyone know if they've finally resolved control keys working when using a keyboard connected to the MacOS environment in the iPad OS environment? Current version I've used in the latest public, stable release, doesn't allow me to use things like the shift key to capitalize characters. Seemed like a big oversight...or just error on my end I'm barely trying to isolate.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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