Apple Seeds First OS X 10.11.4 Public Beta to Testers

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Jan 14, 2016

Apple has started seeding the OS X 10.11.4 beta 1 to public testers today. The first public beta comes only a few days after the test build was released to the developers.

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OS X 10.11.4 public beta released to testers:

For those of you registered with Apple’s beta testing program, the new OS X 10.11.4 beta is available in the Mac’s App Store. Simply go to Software Update to get the latest beta on your own MacBooks. Apple has released both the OS X 10.11.4 and OS X 10.11.3 betas to developers and now to public testers as well. OS X 10.11.3 is expected to be released to the public very soon. Bringing no new major design features, OS X 10.11.4 and OS X 10.11.3 focus on performance enhancements, bug fixes, and under the hood optimizations.

With the OS X 10.11.4 public beta release, testers will be able to experience Live Photo viewing and sharing in Messages, secure password protection for notes in the Notes app, and other smaller improvements.

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The last update coming to public was OS X 10.11.2 which was rolled out over a month ago on December, 8th. OS X 10.11.2 was the second update to the El Capitan bringing some major bug fixes including fixes to Office 2016. The software had also brought in new emoji, among other things:

-Improves Wi-Fi reliability
-Improves the reliability of Handoff and AirDrop
-Fixes an issue that may cause Bluetooth devices to disconnect
-Fixes an issue that prevented Mail from deleting messages in an offline Exchange account
-Fixes an issue that prevented importing photos from an iPhone to a Mac using a USB cable
-Improves iCloud Photo Sharing for Live Photos

The latest two beta releases also focus on ironing out any performance issues in the OS. If you are a public tester registered with Apple’s beta testing program, don’t forget to share your comments about OS X 10.11.4 beta 1 with us.