This year, macOS has got a new update that offers a number of great new features including a new file system, much-improved Photos app, smarter Siri, Metal 2 and much more. On the face of it, macOS High Sierra might not deliver a significant update to the operating system, but a few features that have been added are going to make what you do most even better.
macOS High Sierra was initially available for registered developers worldwide for testing purposes, but Apple has recently extended the availability to those who have already enrolled with Apple Beta Software Program. This means that all users with compatible Macs can test out macOS High Sierra new features before the final build releases later this year.
In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to download macOS High Sierra public beta on your Mac. Before proceeding, keep in mind that macOS High Sierra is still an unfinished product, so it may come with bugs and errors. We recommend you back up your Mac using Time Machine, so you can restore your device in case something goes wrong during the process.
How to back up your Mac using Time Machine
Step one: First off, you need to connect an external hard disk or Time Capsule with a USB or Thunderbolt cable and then hit the Apple icon in the top left corner of the screen to proceed
Step two: Next up, you now need to select System Preferences from the list and then click on Time Machine
Step three: Once you are in, make sure that you turn on the slider under Time Machine. After that, hit Select Backup Disk from the right side and then select the hard disk for your backup.
How to download macOS High Sierra public beta on your Mac
Step one: To download macOS High Sierra public beta on your Mac, you first need to register your account for Apple Beta Software Program. To do this, you simply need to open your web browser and point it to the following URL: beta.apple.com
Step two: Once you are in, click on the blue Sign Up button and then provide your Apple ID details. After that, hit the Accept button at the bottom right corner to agree to terms and conditions
Step three: On the next screen, click on the Enroll Your Devices option at the top. After that, select the macOS tab and hit the Redeem Code button. Once you do that, the Mac App Store will automatically launch and offer you access to macOS High Sierra installer. Now just simply download and install the public beta on your Mac.
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