Apple releases macOS Monterey 12.5 to all users

Apple has released macOS Monterey 12.5 to all users with compatible Macs.

The first beta was released just a day after Apple released macOS Monterey 12.4 to all users. The update was released with a minor change to the Podcasts app and support for Studio Display firmware 15.5.

macOS Monterey 12.5

What’s new in macOS Monterey 12.5?

Final release

July 20 – Apple has released the final version of macOS Monterey 12.5 to all users.

Here are the official release notes from Apple:

macOS Monterey 12.5 includes enhancements, bug fixes and security updates.

• TV app adds the option to restart a live sports game already in-progress and pause, rewind, or fast-forward
• Fixes an issue in Safari where a tab may revert back to a previous page

Some features may not be available for all regions, or on all Apple devices.

Release Candidate

July 12 – Apple has released macOS 12.5 release candidate to developers.

July 18 – Apple has released the second macOS 12.5 release candidate to developers.

Beta 5

July 5 – Apple has released the fifth developer and public beta build for macOS Monterey 12.5.

Beta 4

June 24 – The third developer and public betas are now available. Apple has also added support for M2 Macs in this update.

Beta 3

June 15 – The third public beta is now available.

June 14 – The third developer beta is now available.

Beta 2

June 1 – The second public beta is now available.

May 31 – The second developer beta is now available.

Beta 1

May 19 – The first public bet is now available.

May 18 – Apple has not shared any release notes whatsoever for macOS Monterey 12.5 beta. Considering that the previous macOS update was minor in nature, we do not expect much different from this one.

We will update this post as we find and discover any noticeable new changes.

Supported Macs

The following Macs are compatible with this software update.

  • MacBook Air (early 2015 and later)
  • MacBook Pro (early 2015 and later)
  • MacBook (early 2016 and later)
  • iMac (later 2015 and later)
  • iMac Pro (2017 and later)
  • Mac mini (late 2014 and later)
  • Mac Pro (late 2013 and later)


macOS Monterey 12.5 beta is available for installation via Apple Developer Center as a restore image for Macs with M1 chip, or via beta profiles that can be used to enroll Macs in Apple’s developer beta program. We do not recommend that you install a beta on a Mac with M1 chip unless you know what you are doing. The restore process for M1 Macs is not as easy and straightforward as it was with Intel Macs.

If you already have your Mac enrolled in Apple’s developer beta program, simply go to System Preferences > Software Update, and the new beta download should appear.

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