How to Downgrade macOS Mojave Beta 2 to macOS High Sierra

No longer tolerate the pile of bugs? You have the option to go back from macOS Mojave to macOS High Sierra on your on your Mac to prevent annoying bugs from damaging your workflow. Refer this complete guide to erase Mojave, reinstall High Sierra and then restore from the latest backup!

Charmed by a plethora of all new features, I downloaded macOS Mojave beta on my Mac as soon as it went live. Hardly had I taken a peek at the new add-ons, all seemed to break loose! From rapid battery drain to the frequent freezing of apps, my notebook appeared to be altogether plagued by too many bugs. Eventually, I decided to downgrade from macOS Mojave to macOS High Sierra.

Stung by stubborn issues, I’m going to wait for some more refinements before going for the newest macOS version. Have you also run into the same problem and can’t bear with the bugs anymore? Head over to go back to High Sierra!

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How to Downgrade macOS Mojave Beta 3

You will have to first erase macOS Mojave before going back. Therefore, ensure that you have the latest backup of your computer.

Step #1. Click on the Apple icon at the top left corner of the screen → choose Restart in the menu.

Then, you have to press and hold Command+R. Be sure to hold the keys until your Mac reboots.

Step #2. Your Mac will now enter Recovery Mode. Next, click on Disk Utility in the OS X Utilities and select Continue.

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Step #3. Click on the Startup Disk and select the Erase tab at the top of the window.

Step #4. Next, you have to enter a name for the file you want to eliminate. It could be something like macOS or macOS High High Sierra.

You need to choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled) from the format list if your computer is using HFS+. You will have to choose APFS if it’s using APFS.

Choose GUID Partition Map, if there is Scheme.In the end, click Erase.

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Step #5. After your computer has been erased, quit Disk Utility from the drop-down menu at the top left corner of the screen to return to the OS X Utilities selector.

Now that you have successfully removed the Mojave. It’s time to reinstall High Sierra.

Reinstall macOS High Sierra

After you have erased macOS Mojave, you will be required to reinstall an earlier operating system.

Had your Mac been running macOS High Sierra from the beginning? Then, you can quickly go back to this OS. To do so, all you need to do is just restart your computer by pressing Shift-Option-Command-R keys.

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Just in case your computer didn’t come with High Sierra, follow the steps mentioned below.

Step #1. Click on Apple icon at the top left corner → Restart in the menu.

Then, you need to press and hold the Option. Next, you would be directed to choose startup disk. Pick your bootable drive with macOS High Sierra from the list of startup disk options. The installation will start now.

Step #2. Now, Click Continue in the macOS High Sierra installation window.

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Next, you need to agree to the terms and conditions. Then, the OS will reboot on your Mac.

Once you installed High Sierra on your computer, you can restore it from the most recent backup. Keep reading…

Restore From the Latest Backup

Step #1. Ensure that you have the proper Internet connection. Click on Apple icon and choose Restart in the menu.

Step #2. Now, you need to press and hold Command+R and make sure to hold the keys until your Mac reboots.

Then, you have to choose Restore from Time Machine Backup in the OS X Utilities and hit Continue.

Step #3. Choose the Backup source and click on Continue.

Then, you need to choose the latest macOS High Sierra backup.

Step #4. Finally, click on Continue.

That’s all folks!

Wrapping up

The prime reason why I stopped using the newest macOS version is that it’s slightly more buggy now. What was your main reason for going back? Do share your feedback in the comments.

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Rajesh Mishra
Tracking down the trending stories that are making headlines on the Internet and exploring Apple devices are what appeal Mr. Mishra the most. Aside from catching up with the fun-loving videos and FPS, he likes playing badminton and composing poems!


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