macOS High Sierra, with several attractive features, has stood up to the mark during my test. With much smarter Safari and more intelligent Siri, the new macOS is certainly a step in the right direction. Currently, it's available only in developer beta. Hence, you will be able to test it out only if you have got a dev account. But what if you don't have it? Turns out, you can still download and install macOS High Sierra even without the developer account.
Luckily, it's not a major deal to find out a macOS High Sierra beta profile. Once you have the beta within your reach, it becomes quite straightforward to get started with the usual process. Let me show you how it works!
Before we start the process, make sure your Mac is compatible with High Sierra and also make a Time Machine backup of your computer.
macOS High Sierra works with:
- iMac: Late 2009 or newer
- MacBook and MacBook Retina: Late 2009 or newer
- MacBook Pro: Mid 2010 or newer
- MacBook Air: Late 2010 or newer
- Mac Mini: Mid 2010 or newer
- Mac Pro: Mid 2010 or newer
Backup Your Mac with Time Machine
Step #1. First off, connect an external hard disk or Time Capsule with a USB, Thunderbolt cable or FireWire and then click the Apple icon at the upper left corner of the screen.
Then, you have to select System Preferences in the drop-down menu.
Step #2. Click on Time Machine and turn on the Time Machine Slider.
Step #3. Click on Select Backup Disk and select the disk you want to use.
How to Download and Install macOS Sierra Beta without Developer Account
Step #1. First off, launch Safari on your Mac and head over to https://beta.applebetas.co/ and download macOS High Sierra beta 2 on your desktop.
Step #2. After you have downloaded the beta profile, double-click on it to open the disk image. Double-click again to get started with the process of installing it.
Step #3. Click on Continue and Agree to Terms and Conditions.
Step #4. Click on Install. Next, you have to follow the instructions to install the beta.
Your computer will reboot now.
When it restarts, you will see High Sierra on the screen. Click on Continue and sign in with your Apple ID and password.
Step #5. Click on Get Started.
Explore High Sierra:
Now, make the most of the new macOS on your Mac. Explore all of its cool features and let us know your experience with it.
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