Apple has released the first beta of macOS High Sierra, which was introduced earlier this month atApple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). This beta version is available for download from Apple’s official website though this is not an official update but will give many of you to get early hands on the Apple’s new OS. So, this is only for early adopters.
If you are too curious to use the new macOS, then you can follow our step to step guide to install the public beta on your MacBook or iMac.
A word of Caution!
Before going for the Public Beta, you need to know some crucial points. Firstly, this is not a final release. Hence it will not be a stable one and users might encounter app crashes. There is also a risk of bricking your device and corrupting your data altogether as well. So, it is advisable to not install this update/software on your primary MacBook or if you have some older MacBook. So, if you want to be safe, then we will recommend you to wait for final release.
Also, before opting for the update, you should backup all your data by going to the settings on your MacBook. Alternatively, one can manually backup the data through iTunes from your computer. Once you are done with it. Follow this steps to install the latest Public Beta.
- Firstly, You have to sign up for the Apple Beta Software Program for getting access to beta software. After you finish signing up, you will need to enrol you Mac into the program. You can find the Enrol your device option in the Get Started section in Mac tab of the Guide for Public Beta’s screen.
- After that download, the macOS High Sierra public beta access utility from the same Get Started section. After finishing the download, open the file from your downloads folder and run the installer.
- After the process of the installer is complete, the Mac App Store will open up automatically showing the Updates screen. Click on Update. After the update has downloaded, your Mac will automatically restart.
- After the restart, the macOS High Sierra installer should open automatically. If it doesn’t, manually launch it from your Applications folder using Finder. Click on Continue in the installer, but ensure that you have backed up your device before doing this step. The installer will also remind you to back up your Mac.
- Click on Agree to accept the terms and conditions and again to confirm, and select the drive where you want to install the beta. After that, click on Install, enter your administrator password for further authentication, before pressing OK. Your Mac would want to restart again, and you can click on Restart or let it restart on its own. Once again.
We suggest you to use a reliable internet connection as a loss in connection can interrupt the download causing some serious problem.