How to Download macOS Big Sur Public Beta 2

macOS Big Sur public beta is released, and now you can experience it even if you are not a developer. This update has bought new features like redesigned icons, more system-wide transparency, significant changes in Safari, iOS inspired Control Centre, and much more. So, without further delay, here is how to download macOS Big Sur Public beta 2.

List of Macs Compatible With macOS Big Sur

    • MacBook 2015 and later
    • MacBook Air 2013 and later
    • MacBook Pro Late 2013 and later
    • Mac mini 2014 and later
    • iMac 2014 and later
    • iMac Pro 2017 and later (all models)
    • Mac Pro 2013 and later

To know which model you have, click on the Apple logoAbout This Mac.

Before you begin: Take a backup of your Mac. This will help if you face issues and wish to downgrade or restore your Mac from the backup.

How to Download macOS Big Sur Public Beta 2

  1. Visit Apple’s Beta Software Program page. Click on Sign in and proceed using your Apple ID.visit apple beta software program page and click on sign in
  2. On the next screen, select macOS if not already. Now, scroll down and click on enroll your Mac.on public betas screen select macos tabscroll down and click on enroll your mac
  3. Scroll down and click on Download the macOS Public Beta Access Utility. If you see a popup in Safari, click on Allow.click on download macos public beta access utility on mac
  4. Open the Downloads folder or the location where the browser usually saves the downloaded files. Double click on macOSPublicBetaAccessUtility.dmgopen download folder and double click on macOSPublicBetaAccessUtility file
  5. Double click on the macOSPublicBetaAccessUtility.pkg installer. Now, you have to follow the on-screen instructions.double click on macOSPublicBetaAccessUtility installer on mac
  6. If Mac does not detect a Time Machine backup, it will show a popup. Click OK. Next, click on Continue. If you agree to the software license agreement, Click ContinueAgree.click ok on no time machine backup detected pop upclick on continue in macOSPublicBetaAccessUtility installer introduction window on macclick on continue in software licence agreement window on macclick on agree to continue the process
  7. Next, click on Install. Enter your Mac’s password and click Install Software. Finally, on the ‘installation was successful’ screen, click on CloseMove to Bin.click on install on mac
    enter mac password and click on install software
    installation completed click on close
    click on move to bin in pop up window on mac
  8. Feedback Assistant might popup. You may close it. The software Update screen of System Preferences will also open. Give it a moment. After that, click on Upgrade Now.in software update window click on upgrade now In case it does not launch automatically, click on the Apple logo → System Preferences → Software Update.

macOS Big Sur Public Beta will begin to download. The size is around 12.30 GB. Depending on your internet speed, it might take a while.

download macos big sur public beta on mac

Please sit back and let it finish. After the download completes, here is how to install it.

How to Install macOS Big Sur Public Beta 2

  1. The installation Window will open automatically after the full download completes. Click on Continue.click on continue in installation window on mac
  2. Click Agree → Click on Agree again from the popup.click on agree in macos big sur installation window on mac
    click on agree again in pop up on mac
  3. Click Continue on the screen that shows available disks on your Mac.click on continue in available disks screen on mac
  4. Enter your Mac’s password and click on Add Helper and follow the on-screen instructions.enter mac password and click on add helper
    installing macos bug sur public beta on mac

Signing off…

This is how you can download and install macOS Big Sur Public beta 2 on your Mac. Once the installation completes, you may have to enter your Apple ID password and review some basic settings. After that, you are good to run and enjoy macOS Big Sur. Take it for a spin!

I hope this step-by-step guide made the process easy for you. Please share your thoughts with us in the comments down below. If you are a developer, you may choose to get macOS Big Sur Developer Beta.

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