Although macOS High Sierra may not seem like a major update on the face, there are many changes under the hood that make this a worthy upgrade. All the major utilities in macOS are receiving a huge update including Photos, Safari, Mail, Notes, Siri and Spotlight. The new Apple File System crazy fast and takes up less space. In addition to these important changes, there are also numerous small changes that make this update worthy of note. Well, the good news that Apple has just released the public beta of macOS High Sierra. Now, it is not necessary to have a developer account to check the latest and largest version of macOS. Everything you need an Apple ID and you're good to go. So, if you can't wait for the final version to arrive, here's how to install macOS High Sierra Public Beta on your Mac:
Note : a word of caution as this is a beta program, it will have all the usual bugs and problems you may encounter from time to time. If these annoyances matter to you, you should not install it on your main device.
Mac compatible with High Sierra
Before getting to the heart of things, let's see what machines are supported by the latest MacOS operating system. If your device falls into one of the following categories, you're good to go.
- MacBook (late 2009 and later)
- MacBook Air (2010 and later)
- MacBook Pro (2010 and later)
- Mac (Late 2009 and later)
- Mac Pro (2010 and later)
- Mac mini (2010 and later)
Note : I installed macOS High Sierra Beta on my MacBook Pro 2016 (non-Touch Bar model) but the process will be the same for the devices listed above.
Registering your Mac for the public Beta program
To download macOS High Sierra, you must first register for the beta program. Go to the Apple Beta software program page e click on the sign up button . Here, you just need to enter your Apple ID and password.
After signing up for the beta program, you must accept the contract. When you accept the agreement, you will be redirected to the Guidelines page. Here, scroll down to the Getting Started menu and click on the link "register your Mac" .
Back up your data using Time Machine
You will see that the first step is to create a backup for your machine. This done to ensure that if something goes wrong during the installation process (since it's a beta program), you won't lose any of your data. Start the Time Machine app by searching for it in the spotlight and simply follow the process to back up your data.
Download the macOS public beta access utility
On the same web page, you will see a link to download the utility to access the macOS public beta in the second step of the process. Click on the link to download it. Double-click on the downloaded DMG file to install it. Now simply follow the procedure on your screen.
Download and install the public beta version
After completing the process, it will automatically start the Mac App Store with macOS High Sierra as shown in the image. If somehow it doesn't happen, go back to the web page and click on the link provided to download the beta in step 3.
After macOS High Sierra has been downloaded to your Mac, just follow the procedure to install the operating system. It will take from 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete the installation, depending on your Mac.
After installation, log in with your iCloud ID to configure your Mac. To confirm that you are running macOS High Sierra, go to Apple menu> About this Mac and you should see that now running on the most recent public beta.
Enjoy the high Sierra on your Mac
macOS High Sierra is a more significant update than the realists. Install the update to find out its features and let us know what your favorites are in macOS High Sierra in the comments section below. Tell us about the features you wanted, but you didn't make the cut in this year's update.