First Public Beta Of OS X 10.11.6 Now Available

Uzair Ghani
Posted May 25, 2016
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OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan Public Beta 1 for Mac is now available to all public testers.

OS X 10.11.6 Public Beta 1 Is Absolutely Free To Try Out On A Mac

Apart from the headlining piece of software – iOS 9.3.3 beta – Apple also released OS X 10.11.6 to developers on Monday. But right after the release, Apple saw it fit to seed both the aforementioned builds to public testers as well, allowing the company to gather more crash data subsequently resulting in a more stable final build for general consumers come release day.

OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan Public Beta 1 is no more than a bug fix release just like the one that came before it – OS X 10.11.5. The sole aim of this build is to make sure things are ticking along nicely for every Mac user out there. Therefore we recommend everyone to upgrade their Macs to OS X 10.11.6 as the final build drops in a few weeks’ time.

But, if you want to install and give OS X 10.11.6 Public Beta 1 a go right now, then you can do so absolutely free without throwing in a dime. Simply launch the Safari Web browser on your Mac, navigate to beta.apple.com and follow the on-screen instructions on how to install the update profile and subsequently download OS X 10.11.6 Public Beta 1. The entire process barely takes a few minutes, but you’ll be required to exercise some patience when it comes to the download part from the Mac App Store.

During the download process, we highly recommend users take the time out to backup everything on their Mac, making sure things don’t go south in case something goes wrong. Using an external hard drive to backup photos and important files is the way to go, but if you have a Time Machine backup system in place, then that’s even more superb.

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Lastly, we highly recommend installing OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan beta on a Mac that does not serve the purpose of a daily driver with you. After all, OS X 10.11.6 is seeing its first ever beta release, and we can’t take a guess at all when things might come to a halt during usage of the software. Therefore it’s requested to all users that they exercise caution during operation. And if you do happen to install OS X 10.11.6 beta onto your Mac, then do not forget to let us know about it and share your experiences regarding Apple’s upcoming software update for the Mac.

Be sure to check out the following guide: How To Stop Receiving OS X Beta Updates Via Mac App Store

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