Apple seeds second macOS Monterey 12.5 Release Candidate to developers

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Apple has seeded a second Release Candidate beta for its upcoming macOS Monterey 12.5 software update, just under a week after providing the first RC to developers.

The latest builds of Apple's various operating systems can be downloaded via the Apple Developer Center for those enrolled in the test program, or via an over-the-air update on devices running the beta software. Public betas typically arrive within a few days of the developer versions, via the Apple Beta Software Program website.

The second release candidate comes six days after Apple seeded the first macOS 12.5 RC. Apple released the fifth beta version on July 5.

The macOS 12.5 betas so far have taken the form of a bug fix and performance improvement release, with no visible user-facing changes to report. It is also currently being offered in beta alongside macOS Ventura.

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.