OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan Public Beta Now Available To Download

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Oct 30, 2015

OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan Public Beta 1 is now available to download and install on your Mac. We’ll show you how you can do just that in a complete step by step guide.

Apple released the first beta of OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan to registered developers a couple of days ago, but today the company has made the move to bring the pre-release software to public testers as well. The installation process is fairly simple and you can get around it in a matter of minutes, provided you have the utmost patience to do so.

Download And Install OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan Public Beta On Your Mac

Before you begin, make sure you backup everything on your Mac in case something goes wrong during the installation process. We recommend either taking a Time Machine backup or copy all of your important data onto an external hard drive. With that out of the way, let’s dive right into the process of installing OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan Public Beta onto your Mac.

1. Head over to beta.apple.com and sign up, or sign in, as a public beta tester.

2. Once done and signed in, click on the ‘Enroll Your Devices’ button at the top of the Apple Beta Software Program website.

3. Scroll down a little and you should see a blue ‘Download the OS X El Capitan Public Beta Access Utility’ button. Click on it and install the software onto your Mac. It barely takes a couple of minutes.

4. Launch the Mac App Store and click on the ‘Updates’ tab at the top. The OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan Public Beta will pop right up waiting to be downloaded and installed.

If for some reason you don’t want to receive any Public Beta updates via the Mac App Store, then be sure to check out our following guide: How To Stop Receiving OS X Beta Updates Via Mac App Store.

We highly recommend that you install OS X 10.11.2 beta on a test device rather than your primary Mac, as pre-release software tends to be choppy in corners where you least expect it to be. But if you’re feeling the adrenaline rush, then go ahead with the installation process.

OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan is a pure bug fix release and aims to patch a bunch of issues that has been plaguing users since the final build of Cupertino’s desktop OS dropped a while back, so don’t expect any new feature additions in this build.

Did you install OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan beta on your Mac? Then don’t forget to let us know about it.