Apple issues tenth developer beta for macOS Monterey

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Apple has reached the tenth round of beta testing for macOS Monterey, with developers now able to download the latest build of the operating system.

The latest builds can be downloaded by developers in the beta-testing scheme via the Apple Developer Center, or as an over-the-air update for hardware already using earlier beta builds. A public beta version of the releases is expected to start arriving soon, and will be available through the Apple Beta Software Program website.

The tenth round follows after the ninth, issued on October 6, while the eighth round occurred on September 28. Apple is expected to release macOS Monterey to the public sometime in the fall, but has not provided a target release date.

The list of updates in macOS Monterey includes the addition of Universal Control, Siri Shortcuts, AirPlay to Mac, Focus modes, and a system-wide Quick Note feature. For individual app updates, they include grid views and Spatial Audio support in FaceTime, Live Text for Photos, and SharePlay for iMessage.

Both AppleInsider and Apple itself strongly recommend users don't install the betas on to "mission-critical" or primary devices, as there is the remote possibility of data loss or other issues. Instead, testers should install betas onto secondary or non-essential devices, and to make sure there are sufficient backups of important data before updating.

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