Just when Apple held the WWDC event, everyone anticipated a new macOS version too. As it turns out, we were lucky enough to get the new macOS 13 Ventura Developer Beta for Mac. Have you installed the new macOS update to your MacBook? It must be difficult to deal with all the bugs in it, right? Then why don’t you install the macOS Monterey version on your Mac? In this guide, we will show you how to downgrade macOS 13 Ventura Beta to macOS Monterey.
How to Downgrade macOS Ventura Beta to macOS Monterey
There are many different ways to downgrade a Mac from macOS Ventura Beta to macOS Monterey, depending upon your Mac model and the steps that you took before installing macOS 13 Ventura Developer Beta. Here are the methods that you can use to get macOS Monterey on your MacBook:
Factory Reset Your Mac
When you factory reset your Mac, all of its files get deleted and it gets restored to the macOS version that it came with. It is the easiest way to get the macOS Monterey version on your Mac and works for all the devices no matter what. The only thing that you need to keep in mind is that it will also delete all the files on your Mac. So, it’s better to backup all of your files beforehand. Now, go through our guide on How to Factory Reset MacBook.
Once you factory reset your Mac, it will be restored to either macOS Monterey or a previous version. If your Mac gets downgraded to an older version, help yourself with our guide How to Clean Install macOS Monterey on your MacBook.
Restore Backup to Downgrade macOS 13 Ventura Beta to macOS Monterey
We assume that you must’ve backed up your Mac before installing the macOS 13 Ventura Developer Beta on your Mac. If you used the Time Machine software to back up your Mac, follow these steps to restore the backup:
- Connect the drive that you used to store the backup to your Mac.
- On the desktop, click the Apple icon.
- Select ‘Restart’.
- Now, if you’re an M1 Mac user, press and hold the Power button and select Options > Continue.
If you’re using an Intel Mac, hold these shortcut keys – ‘Command + R’ as soon as you see Apple’s logo on your screen.
- Choose Restore from Time Machine Backup > Continue.
- Select Continue > Backup Source > Continue.
- Select the backup that you created.
- Click Continue.
Now, it will take some time for your Mac to restore the Time Machine backup. Wait till it starts again and when it does, it will be downgraded from macOS 13 Ventura Beta to macOS Monterey.
Use macOS Monterey Installer on Mac
Another way to restore your Mac from macOS 13 Ventura Beta to macOS Monterey is to use the macOS Monterey installer. Download the macOS Monterey Final Installer on your Mac. Once the download is completed, just install the macOS Monterey on your Mac.
So, these are all the methods that you can use to downgrade macOS 13 Ventura Beta to macOS Monterey on your Mac. It is always better to backup your computer before trying anything that can have an impact on your data. It drives away the risk of losing your important files. Once you’re done with downloading macOS Monterey on your MacBook, go through our other guides too: How to Download and Install macOS Monterey 12.5 Developer Beta and macOS Monterey: How to Restore a Mac Without Having to Reinstall the Operating System.