Download: OS X 10.11.4 Beta And Public Beta 5 Released
Apple Releases Fifth Beta And Public Beta Of OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan
OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan has been in pre-release status for quite a while, and having dropped the fifth developer and public oriented betas a while back, Apple has given a clear signal to everyone out there that the company is not resting in the background and is indeed working hard to refine its desktop operating system.
Given the fact that this pre-release build arrives exactly a week after the fourth beta download was released, it’s highly likely that today’s software aims to squash bugs which Apple might’ve encountered during its testing phases.
If you’re a developer or a Public Beta tester, then you can update your Mac right away, provided that you have prior beta of OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan installed onto your Mac in the first place. If that’s not the case, then registered developers can grab the pre-release bits from the Apple Developer Program website, whereas Public Beta testers can point their Web browser to beta.apple.com for the download.
Assuming that you have a prior beta of OS X 10.11.4 installed onto your Mac, simply connect to WiFi or Ethernet with Internet access, launch the Mac App Store, click on the Updates tab and download the latest El Capitan pre-release build. The download can take quite a bit depending on the speed of your Internet connection and the age of your Mac, so exercise patience when everything is in progress. Also be sure to save all your work beforehand as the completion process requires you to restart your Mac, something which you cannot bypass.
OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan features quite a bit of changes compared to the current OS X 10.11.3 final release. For instance, the new desktop software allows users to view Live Photos taken using an iPhone 6s directly from the Messages app, something which wasn’t possible before. Furthermore, the build allows you to password protect the notes you’ve saved in the Notes app. Also, the Notes app allows users to import all of their notes from Evernote, if they so wish.
It’s likely that the final build of OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan will land in the next couple of weeks, or at the end of month, depending on the amount of work that is needed to be injected in Cupertino’s software.