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How to install macOS Sierra Public Beta on your Mac

The public beta of macOS Sierra, the latest update of Apple's desktop and laptop operating system, has been released by Apple. If you want to try it and try all the new features this fall, you can install the beta version on your Mac. A warning, however, before starting: Beta software is usually considered unsuitable for daily drivers. So if you decide to install macOS Sierra Public Beta on your daily driver machine, be careful that it could cause problems and hinder your productivity.

We recommend trying these beta versions on alternative machines, but they are generally stable enough to be used on daily drivers. Warnings are a guarantee so don't blame Apple (or me) in case something goes wrong because of the beta software.

Compatible devices

If you own one of the following devices, you can try the macOS Sierra public beta now.

  • MacBook Pro (2010 and later)
  • MacBook Air (2010 and later)
  • Mac Mini (2010 and later)
  • Mac Pro (2010 and later)
  • MacBook (late 2009 and later)
  • iMac (late 2009 and later)

Get your laptop ready

The first thing to do, before updating the operating system, run the backup your Mac . Regardless of whether the operating system you are installing is a beta version or a final version of the software, things can always go wrong and you should always be prepared for the worst.

Before proceeding, connect your TimeMachine backup disk to your Mac and copy your data on the disk.

Download and install macOS Sierra Public Beta

Follow the steps below to download the macOS Sierra public beta:

1. Go to Apple Beta software program website .

2. Log in using your Apple ID.

3. Click on " It begins".

4. Click on " subscribe to your Mac ".

5. Scroll down a little to find "Passage 2 "and click the" Redeem code ".

6. Will come App Store launched and from here possible download macOS Sierra .

7. Once the installer finishes the download, it will come started automatically and you can follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation of macOS Sierra on your Mac.

Note: there may be a problem, where the installer gets stuck on " About 0 seconds remaining ". Don't panic, however, the countdown timer regardless of the actual OS installation (I don't know why!), And while it might seem as though the installer has been frozen, it is actually doing background activity. you can check us by pressing " Command + L "to open the logs and then press" Command + 3 "to view all the logs, and you can see what the installer is doing. You just have to be patient and the installer will automatically restart your Mac in a moment. It took 10-15 minutes for me, but some people had to wait up to an hour.

8. When the Mac starts, will be installed up MacOS Sierra Public Beta .

Get started with macOS Sierra

Now you can install macOS Sierra Public Beta on your Mac and explore all the new changes Apple has made to their desktop and laptop operating system. The name is not the only change, so go ahead and download the public beta on your Mac. If I can repeat you, we don't recommend installing beta software on your daily computer drivers, but you can, if you want. Rest assured, the public beta really stable. I've used it for a whole day (I know, not too long), and I'm impressed with how stable it is. Furthermore, Siri up Mac fantastic, not to mention all the options for optimization of storage space .

You could buy a lot of additional iCloud storage space, to store your desktop and documents on iCloud Drive. Not expensive and only costs $ 0.99 per month for 50 GB iCloud space, $ 2.99 a month for 200 GB, while the plan from 1 TB it will cost you $ 9.99 a month .

Armed will have all this knowledge, go ahead and download the public beta, use it widely and let us know about your experience in the comments below.