Date: Friday, July 8th, 2016, 09:53
Category: Developer, macOS, News, OS X, Software
And now, for the truly brave of heart, the macOS Sierra public beta has just become available.
Late Thursday, Apple released the public beta to macOS Sierra, the successor to OS X EL Capitan.
In order to install the beta, you’ll need to go to beta.apple.com, sign in with an Apple ID and then you’ll be able to download the installer via the Mac App Store.
As always, be sure to back up your data prior to running the installer. Also keep in mind that this is a beta, it’s not yet officially supported by Apple and you run certain risks in using it.
Finally, Apple has bundled a Feedback Assistant program that allows users to report any issues they encounter with the Sierra beta.
The Sierra beta is “Apple confidential information.” Essentially, it’s for your eyes only. You’re not supposed to post screenshots of the Sierra beta on the internet, and you’re not supposed to discuss the software with anyone who is not also enrolled in the Beta Software Program.
The beta will not void your Mac’s warranty and come the official Sierra release this fall, you’ll be able to upgrade the beta.
If you install the beta and decide later that you want to go back to your previous operating system, you have to erase your drive completely, reinstall the previous operating system, and then restore your data from a backup.
So, have fun, be careful and please let us know what you make of the macOS Sierra public beta in the comments when you get a chance.