Apple Releases Second Public Beta of macOS Monterey 12.5

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Monterey 12.5 update to its public beta testing group, with the update coming one day after Apple provided the beta to developers.

macOS Monterey on MBP Feature
Public beta testers can download the macOS Monterey 12.5 update from the Software Update section of the System Preferences app after installing the proper profile from Apple's beta software website.

There's no word yet on what new features or changes might be included in macOS Monterey 12.5, and nothing new was found in the first developer beta. Apple has provided no details on this time, so we may need to wait for release to find out what bug fixes or minor changes might be included.

macOS Monterey 12.5 is likely to be one of the final updates to the macOS Monterey operating system as Apple begins its transition to the next-generation version of macOS.

Related Forum: macOS Monterey

Top Rated Comments

MajorFubar Avatar
9 months ago

My trust level with Apple's declining software QC over the years is such that I'll likely end up waiting until the next version of macOS is released before moving to Monterey.
If you rely on a Mac for your livelihood I always advise staying one OS behind. Not just because of bugs but because it can take app developers a while to bring their apps into full compliance. But I bought new Macs this year so Monterey it is. Likely won’t update until at least MacOS 13.2 unless next week brings something utterly miraculous to the table.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
brunerd Avatar
9 months ago

Software Update keeps saying I am up to date, and I can see that I am enrolled in the Apple Beta Software Program. I tried restarting the Mac, but still no luck. Any ideas or suggestions?
@b4ulaf just upgrade to 12.5 beta 2! ? From the release notes:
[HEADING=2]Resolved Issues in macOS 12.5 Beta[/HEADING]

* (Beta 2) Resolves an issue where Software Update may fail to find an available update.

But in all seriousness, either do a Safe Boot to clear out any screwed up caches or run this to kickstart a stuck/stalled software update: sudo launchctl kickstart -k system/com.apple.softwareupdated
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
9 months ago

My trust level with Apple's declining software QC over the years is such that I'll likely end up waiting until the next version of macOS is released before moving to Monterey.
You wouldn't be thinking that if you owned a newer AS based Mac. There isn't any over the years thinking against that. Monterey has continued the progression of getting things right and more optimized from how it was in Big Sur.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
b4ulaf Avatar
9 months ago
Software Update keeps saying I am up to date, and I can see that I am enrolled in the Apple Beta Software Program. I tried restarting the Mac, but still no luck. Any ideas or suggestions?

Attachment Image
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mick-Mac Avatar
9 months ago
My trust level with Apple's declining software QC over the years is such that I'll likely end up waiting until the next version of macOS is released before moving to Monterey.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
9 months ago

"macOS Monterey is likely to be one of the final updates to the macOS Monterey operating system" Well yeah that makes sense
Last year after macOS Big Sur 11.5 (20G71) - July 21, 2021, there was only these without beta cycles after that release.

* macOS Big Sur 11.5.1 (20G80) - July 26, 2021
* macOS Big Sur 11.5.2 (20G95) - August 11, 2021. (security update)
* macOS Big Sur 11.6 (20G165) - September 13, 2021

So people need to look at 12.5 Monterey as close to the end. BTW this MacOS 12.5 beta 2 is running without issues on two of my M1 Macs.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

dewey airtag

Report Highlights Danger of Using AirTags for Tracking Dogs

Monday January 30, 2023 1:45 pm PST by
AirTags may be a convenient way for tracking dogs that might get off leash or otherwise lost, but there are dangers associated with the practice, as outlined by a report from The Wall Street Journal. At 1.26 inches in diameter, AirTags are able to fit easily on a dog's collar, but that size also makes the tracking devices small enough to swallow, at least for a medium to large-sized dog, and ...
Multi Display CarPlay 1

Apple Launching All-New CarPlay Experience Later This Year With These 5 Features

Sunday January 29, 2023 10:15 am PST by
In June 2022, Apple previewed the next generation of CarPlay, promising deeper integration with vehicle functions like A/C and FM radio, support for multiple displays across the dashboard, personalization options, and more. Apple says the first vehicles with support for the next-generation CarPlay experience will be announced in late 2023, with committed automakers including Acura, Audi,...
General iOS 16 Feature Yellow

Five New iOS Features Coming to Your iPhone Later This Year

Tuesday January 31, 2023 11:58 am PST by
Apple has previously announced several upcoming iOS features that are expected to be added to the iPhone this year. Some of the features could be introduced with iOS 16.4, which should enter beta testing soon, while others will arrive later in the year. Below, we have recapped five new iOS features that are expected to launch in 2023, such as an Apple Pay Later financing option for purchases ...
maxresdefault

Kuo: Apple to Release Foldable iPad With Carbon Fiber Kickstand in 2024

Monday January 30, 2023 12:55 am PST by
Apple will launch a foldable iPad with a carbon fiber kickstand sometime next year, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. In a series of tweets, Kuo said he expects an "all-new design foldable iPad" to be the next big product launch in the iPad lineup, with no other major iPad releases in the next nine to 12 months. The analyst said he...
Apple Silicon Teal Feature

The Next Big Apple Silicon Device May Not Be a Mac or iPad

Wednesday February 1, 2023 3:57 am PST by
Apple's next device with an Apple silicon chip may not be a Mac or an iPad, but rather an advanced external display, according to recent reports. The display, which is rumored to arrive this year, is expected to sit somewhere between the $1,599 Studio Display and the $4,999 Pro Display XDR – but more exact information about the device's positioning and price point is as yet unknown. While ...
MKBHD HomePod 2 White Ring Stain

New HomePod Can Still Stain Some Wooden Surfaces

Tuesday January 31, 2023 8:29 am PST by
When the original HomePod launched in 2018, it was discovered that the speaker can leave white rings on some wooden surfaces. Now, well-known YouTuber Marques Brownlee has confirmed that the issue persists to a lesser extent with the new HomePod. In a side-by-side test, he showed that the white second-generation HomePod left a white ring on the wooden surface that he placed the speaker on,...
tim cook data privacy day

Apple Violated U.S. Labor Laws With Anti-Leak Email

Monday January 30, 2023 3:43 pm PST by
Apple violated United States labor laws when it sent out an email warning employees about leaking confidential information about the company, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) said today in a ruling shared by Bloomberg. Rules that Apple has established around leaks "tend to interfere with, restrain or coerce employees" from the exercise of their rights under the National Labor...