OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan Public Beta Now Available To Download


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.