macOS Sierra Public Beta is now available for download. Here's how you can download it on your compatible Mac right away.
macOS Sierra Public Beta Is Here; Install It Now On Your Mac If You're Up For It
Just like iOS 10 Public Beta, macOS Sierra Public Beta is too available for download. It's absolutely free to download and install, with official compatibility of your Mac being a strict requirement of course. If your Mac is supported to run macOS Sierra, then follow the steps outlined below.
1. Head over to beta.apple.com and sign in, or sign up, if you haven't already.
2. Click on 'Enroll Your Devices' at the top.
3. Backup everything on your Mac either using Time Machine or an external hard drive.
4. Download the beta access utility and follow the on-screen instructions for installation from the Mac App Store.
The download will take quite a while since macOS Sierra Public Beta spans a few gigabytes in size. On a typical broadband connection it might take up to a couple of hours. Or just a few minutes if you're in the ownership of something like Google Fiber.
macOS Sierra Public Beta will completely overwrite your installation of OS X, but you will not lose your files in the process. Also, future macOS Sierra Public Beta updates will be delivered to you via the Mac App Store. Simply launch it and click on the 'Updates' tab. If there's an update available simply click on the 'Download' button next to it and you'll be shining like a pro.
We recommend you do not install macOS Sierra Public Beta on a device that serves the purpose of a daily driver with you. Though macOS Sierra is quite stable enough for use, but app compatibility is currently broken in a lot of instances. There's a chance your favorite news reading app or email client might refuse to work at all. Every user should keep this in mind before going ahead with the installation.
Please Send Your Feedback To Apple
If you are going to take the plunge and install macOS Sierra Public Beta on your Mac, then please make sure you send your feedback to Apple. This greatly helps the company improving its software before being pushed into the public domain. Furthermore, it improves the playground for developers as well, allowing them to forge even better software for us to use.
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