If you can’t wait until the fall for the official public version of macOS Sierra, it’s not a problem because like you, many Mac owners want to get their hands on its fantastic new features early. Of course, the way to do that is to have a developer account; then you can begin to test Apple’s most advanced operating system. In this guide, we’re going to assume that you haven’t already installed the first beta and walk you through how to install macOS High Sierra Beta 2.
Install macOS High Sierra Beta 2
If you already knew that Apple has released the second beta for the latest version of macOS, then you probably already have the first beta. If that’s the case, all you have to do is go to the Mac App Store. Then go to Updates >> Download, and that’s it. However, if you don’t have the first beta already installed, carry on reading.
Unfortunately, not every Mac is compatible with this software. So before you attempt to install macOS High Sierra Beta 2, make sure yours is on the list below.
- iMac: Late 2009 or later
- MacBook and Retina version from 2009 or later/ 2010 or later Pro and Air
- Mini and Mac Pro from mid-2010 or later
How to install macOS High Sierra Beta 2
Before you rush into the tutorial below, it’s best that you safeguard your data. To do that, back it up with Time Machine; this will prevent any problems during the beta installation from destroying it. Additionally, make sure your Mac is up to date.
1. You will need to download the beta first. To do that, go to https://developer.apple.com/. Then select Develop >> Downloads.
2. When prompted, log in using your developer account details. Then click the Download button for macOS 10.13. The required file will now be downloaded.
3. Once it is on your computer, open the Downloads Window. There, you should select the macOS High Sierra Developer Beta Access Utility. It’s important that you double-click the macOSSierraDeveloperBetaAccessUtility.pkg installer to run it.
Point of interest
If you cannot find macOS in the above step, you will need to restart your Mac and then revisit the Mac App Store and click on the Updates Tab again.
You also need to restart your Mac if the newest macOS version doesn’t show up on the Updates list. Then launch the Mac App Store and click the Updates tab.
4. Give the installer some time to finish its job, and then the Mac Updates Store will automatically open. You should find yourself in the updates section, so then just click Update. You are now beginning to install macOS High Sierra Beta 2.
5. Be patient. When it is complete, your Mac will automatically restart.
6. Once your computer has rebooted, you will be prompted to install macOS High Sierra Beta 2. To do that, agree to the Terms And Conditions and click Install. Then do what the software requires of you.
7. Your Mac will now reboot once again; however, this time when it restarts, all you have to do is click Continue and log in using your Apple ID. Lastly, click Get Started, and that’s all you need to do to install macOS High Sierra Beta 2 on your Mac.