Apple has released new public beta versions of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, MacOS Monterey, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15. The beta updates are available now to all users participating in the public beta testing programs.
The new public beta builds match the concurrent developer builds for iOS 15 beta 4, iPadOS 15 beta 4, and MacOS Monterey beta 4.
Beta system software is buggier than finalized system software, and is therefore intended for more advanced users, but technically anyone can run it on a compatible device. Interested users can install iOS 15 public beta on iPhone, iPadOS 15 public beta on iPad, or MacOS Monterey public beta on Mac.
Downloading iOS 15 / ipadOS 15 Public Beta 4
Eligible users can download the latest public betas through the Settings app:
- Go to the Settings app, then choose “General” and “Software Update”
- Download and install ‘iOS 15 public beta 4’ or ‘iPadOS 15 public beta 4’
Downloading MacOS Monterey public beta 4
Mac users in the beta program can find the update available as well:
- From the Apple menu choose “System Preferences” then go to “Software Update”
- Choose to update and install the MacOS Monterey public beta 4 download
Whether on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad, the device must reboot to complete installation.
iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 include new features like screen sharing in Face Time, redesigned Notifications, Safari Extensions, new Safari tabs and appearance, Live Text for text selection within images, changes to Photos, Music, Maps, widgets anywhere on the iPad Home Screen, new multitasking changes to iPad, and more.
MacOS Monterey includes new features like screen sharing in FaceTime, Universal Control which allows for controlling a Mac and iPad with the same keyboard and mouse, Live Text for text selection within images, Shortcuts for Mac, and a variety of other changes to various apps like Photos, Maps, Music, and more.
Apple has said the final versions of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey will be released this fall.
The most recent stable versions of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS are currently iOS 14.7.1, iPadOS 14.7.1, and macOS Big Sur 11.5.1.