How to install the macOS Big Sur Public Beta

Mayank Sachdeva | Published on 10 Aug 2020
How to install the macOS Big Sur Public Beta
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Here's how you can install the macOS Big Sur Public Beta on your laptops

  • Apple announced a major refresh to macOS called “Big Sur” at WWDC 2020.

  • The final release of Big Sur is expected this fall

Apple announced a major refresh to macOS called “Big Sur” at WWDC 2020. This is the biggest design update to macOS since MacOS X. Click here to see everything new with macOS Big Sur. The final release of Big Sur is expected this fall, but you can join the public beta to enjoy all new features and UI design updates. Here’s how to install the macOS Big Sur Public Beta on your Apple laptops:

DISCLAIMER: Public Betas of software are highly unstable and risky. Be sure to backup all your data on iCloud before you install any new software on your device.

Check whether your Mac is compatible with macOS Big Sur from the list below.

-  MacBook Air, 2013 and later
- MacBook Pro, late 2013 and later
- MacBook, 2015 and later
- Mac Mini, 2014 and later
- iMac, 2014 and later
- iMac Pro, 2017 and later
- Mac Pro, 2013 and later

How to install the macOS Big Sur Public Beta

  • On your Mac, open Safari
  • Head to developer.apple.com and log in to Apple Developer. If you haven’t downloaded any beta before, you will need to sign up to Apple Developer.
  • Click on ‘Enroll your Device’ 
  • Choose macOS
  • Scroll down and click on ‘Download the macOS Public Beta Access Utility’
  • Choose ‘Allow’
  • Open your Downloads folder and double click on beta utility.dmg
  • Double Click the .pkg installer and follow the prompts
  • Once done, open System Preferences on your Mac.
  • Click on ‘Software Update’
  • Here, the macOS Big Sur public beta should be ready to download and install.
  • Click on ‘Download’ and ‘Install’

Within a few moments, the update should have installed and you can then enjoy Big Sur on your Mac.

In other Apple news, the company won’t allow Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud because of App Store rules. Also, Apple iPhone 12 is officially delayed by a few weeks and you can read more about that story here

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