How to Install macOS Monterey on your Mac

macOS Monterey is the latest macOS operating system from Apple. It’s a public beta and it enables you to get access to all of macOS features before they are released. In this tutorial, I want to show you how to install macOS Monterey on your Mac running macOS Big Sur or any other previous version of macOS.

You’re going to need an internet connection and around 6GB of free space on your hard drive when performing the installation process. So let’s start with downloading the installer for macOS Monterey from Apple!

Attention: macOS Monterey is a public beta and this means that installing macOS Monterey may be risky, so make sure to create an up-to-date backup of your system before you go any further!

This tutorial assumes that you have already created an updated backup for macOS Big Sur or any other previous operating system from Apple (in case when upgrading). If not, I recommend creating one now.

macOS Monterey is currently a public beta, so you will need to sign up for that at Apple’s website if you haven’t done it yet.

Sign up for the public beta by following these steps:

  1. Head to the macOS Monterey webpage on Apple’s website.
  2. Click the Sign up link at the bottom.
  3. Log in with your Apple ID.
  4. Read and accept the terms and conditions of macOS Monterey beta software, click Agree to continue.

If you want to upgrade from macOS Big Sur then follow these steps:

  1. “Start a download” by clicking Download at this page for macOS Monterey public beta software from Apple’s site or go directly to the macOS updater app on your Mac (find it through Spotlight). The installation will take time so make sure that you’re not going anywhere else while waiting for it!
  2. The system may restart few times during the process; this is normal since macOS needs to install some software updates after upgrading operating systems.
  3. After your Mac has restarted several times, macOS Monterey is in place and ready to use.

macOS Monterey will be released by the end of 2021 so follow Apple’s website for updates on this that may change over time as new macOS releases are planned.

Once the final version of macOS Monterey becomes available as an update from the App Store, simply click on “Update” and macOS Big Sur or any other macOS version should be replaced with macOS Monterey!