Alongside iOS 10, Apple also lifted the lid of the next-generation of its desktop platform; macOS Sierra during this year’s WWDC 2016. Like iOS 10, macOS Sierra beta seeds was instantly released for developers for testing and feedback. Now as promised with a number of weeks down the line, has officially made macOS Sierra available to individuals registered for testing via Apple’s Public Beta Software Program. Here’s how you can grab the latest macOS Sierra pre-release beta right now on your Mac.
Before you get started with the steps on how to install macOS Sierra 10.12 public beta, it’s important to note that it is currently in development stages due to which it can contain bugs that can significantly harm your Mac machines. We recommend installing 10.12 Sierra only on a test machine, or a secondary partition. It’s also important to make a backup of all your data to an external hard drive before continuing with installing this beta of macOS Sierra.
Step 1: Go to beta.apple.com to load the Apple Beta Software Program website.
Step 2: Already enrolled in the program won’t need to Sign up again. Simply select Sign In and enter your Apple ID credentials to complete the logging in process.
Step 3: Next, you’ll be presented with Apple’s Beta Software Program Agreement. Click on Accept to proceed.
Step 4: Once accepted the Beta Software Program Agreement, you’ll need to enroll your Mac into the program. Select to Enroll Your Device at the top of the Apple Beta Software Program website.
Step 5: Scrolling down the page, you click on the Download macOS Sierra Public Beta button, which will launch the Mac App Store. Make sure to note the redemption code underneath the download button as this will be needed.
Step 6: In the Mac App Store, enter that redemption code in the small box below the Redeem Code page. Once entered, select the Redeem option to carry on.
Step 7: If the redemption code is correct, then the macOS Sierra Public Beta installer will start to download to your system. As with any other Mac App Store downloads, you can check its process through Launchpad, or by looking directly in the Mac App Store UI for how much has been booted.
Step 8: Once the macOS Sierra Public Beta Installer has finished downloading, it’s a case of executing that file and installing macOS Sierra onto your compatible Mac machine as you would with any other version of Apple’s desktop platform.
Anytime Apple releases a new publicly available beta of macOS Sierra, it will be downloadable as an over-the-air update through the Update mechanism of the Mac App Store. Prevents users from manually download installation files and running through the laborious process of executing the install. Voila! Are you going to be part of the Public Beta Program, then make usre you submit any issues or bugs directly to Apple to be fixed.
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