macOS 10.12.4 Beta 2 Now Available – How to Update

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Feb 7, 2017
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The second beta of macOS 10.12.4 is now available to download for registered developers. Here’s how you can update.

macOS 10.12.4 Beta 2 Can Now Be Downloaded by Developers

Yesterday, Apple updated its entire beta software lineup except for macOS 10.12.4. Today, the Cupertino giant has released macOS 10.12.4 Beta 2 to developers. If you have the previous build installed on your Mac, then we will show you how you can update to the latest build without much fuss.

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First and foremost, make sure you have saved all your work to a safe location as you will be required to restart your Mac in order to complete the installation process. Once that is done, connect to a WiFi or Ethernet network that has access to the Internet. Launch the Mac App Store, then click on the Updates tab at the top. Just wait a few seconds and the latest macOS 10.12.4 Beta will show you right up, all set to be downloaded. Click on the Update button next to the available download.

Once the download is complete, you will be required to restart your Mac in order to complete the installation. Make sure you once again that you have saved all your work in a safe and secure location. Also, the installation can take quite a while depending on the type of Mac you have. If it’s an older computer with a mechanical hard drive, then expect an installation time of around 15 minutes. If it’s a newer machine with a SSD onboard, then you will be done in no time. Still, make sure you are absolutely patient when the installation is in progress. It’s vital that you do not touch your Mac or its power source when things are moving along.

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If you are a non-developer, you will be please to learn that you too can take macOS 10.12.4 Beta for a spin, that too for free. Simply head over to beta.apple.com in order to sign up to Apple’s Beta Software Program and gain access to the Public Beta software bits. But remember one thing: it’s recommended to install beta software on a machine that is not your daily driver. If you understand this very well, only then go ahead with the installation, otherwise it’s worth holding back and waiting for the final build to arrive in due course.

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