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Apple issues third macOS Monterey 12.3 beta to developers

Apple is now on its third beta round for macOS Monterey 12.3, with developers able to download and test a fresh 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 third build follows after the second, provided to developers on February 8, and the first from January 27.

The main addition to macOS Monterey is Universal Control, a long-awaited feature that works with iPadOS 15.4 to extend the user's workspace. Under the feature, a single keyboard, mouse, or trackpad connected to a Mac can be shared with multiple nearby Macs or iPads.

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.

Find any changes in the new betas? Reach out to us on Twitter at @AppleInsider or @Andrew_OSU, or send Andrew an email at [email protected].