macOS High Sierra is finally here! Apple has already rolled out the developer beta for testing. If you have the developer account, you can easily download and install macOS High Sierra beta 2 on your Mac and start testing this supremely advanced OS.
Before running ahead with the process, make sure your Mac is compatible. Also, take a backup of your computer with Time Machine to remain on the safer side of the stream—in case something untoward happen.
Update June 26, 2017: macOS High Sierra 10.13 beta 2 is out for developers. If your Mac is already running the macOS High Sierra beta, go to Mac App Store → Updates and download. If you are trying for macOS High Sierra beta 2 first time, read on to know more.
How to Download and Install macOS High Sierra Beta 2 on Mac
macOS High Sierra is compatible 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. Connect an external hard disk or Time Capsule with a USB, Thunderbolt cable or FireWire. Next, click on the Apple icon at the top-left corner of the screen.
Step #2. Click on System Preferences in the drop-down menu.
Step #3. Next up, you have to select Time Machine.
Then, turn the Time Machine Slider to On position.
Step #4. Click on Select Backup Disk and choose the disk you wish to use.
Now, allow the backup be completed peacefully
How to Download and Install the macOS High Sierra Beta 2 on Mac
Step #1. Head over to developer.apple.com on your Mac.
Step #2. Next, click on the Develop tab.
Step #3. Now, you have to tap on the Downloads tab. Then, you need to log in with your developer account.
Step #4. Next up, you will have to scroll down and click on the Download button for macOS 10.13. The file will now quickly download on your computer.
Step #5. Now, you need to open Downloads window and choose macOS High Sierra Developer Beta Access Utility.
Step #6. You have to double click macOSSierraDeveloperBetaAccessUtility.pkg in order to run the installer.
Once the installer has completed the downloading process, Mac App Store will then open to the Updates section.
You have to click on Update in order to download and install the developer beta software.
Once the software has been downloaded, your Mac will will reboot.
Note: just in case the newest macOS version doesn't show up on the Updates list, you need to restart your Mac. Then, launch the Mac App Store and click the Updates tab.
One thing you need to know that developer beta update mostly takes a lot of time to download. Hence, you need to show some additional patience until the process is successfully completed.
Step #7. After the beta has been downloaded on your device, you will be prompted to install the software. Just click on Continue and Agree to Terms and Conditions.
Step #8. Click on Install.
Go through the instructions to install the beta.
Your Mac will reboot now. Once it has restarted, the all new macOS will be on your device. Click on Continue and log in with your Apple ID and password.
Step #9. In the end, click on Get Started.
It's time to take the brand new macOS for a spin! Let us know any new features you come across in the comments section below.