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Coming two weeks and a day after its last Developer Preview release, Apple has released the seventh OS X Yosemite beta to developers.

The update, version 7 1.0, is available for download to users currently running DP 6 in the Mac App Store, and to developers in Apple’s online developer center. Also available for download is Yosemite Recovery Update 2.0. The previous beta introduced several new icons in System Preferences, as well as several app icons and new wallpapers.

We’re installing the developer preview now and will be updating this post with our findings. If you discover anything new, please email us the details with screenshots at tips@idownloadblog.com or leave a comment below!

New in Developer Preview 7

– “Software Update…” is no longer under the Apple drop-down menu

– “App Store…” now displays number of updates available

– Tweaked Dark Mode, which now darkens Spotlight search

– FaceTime preferences now contain an option to change the default application for calls

– New icons for Dashboard, Keychain Access, and Migration Assistant, Disk Utility, and ColorSync Utility



– Redesigned Language & Region icon in System Preferences


– Tweaked Wifi menu bar icon


  • شرشبيل

    woooow 😀

  • Guest

    You have…

  • Guest

    until public iOS8 you have …

    • Jamie Tilden

      What makes you think that? New iterations of iOS haven’t, in the last few years, been released the same day they unveil new iPhones. It’s usually been a week or so after. My guess is iOS 8 will be available publicly on Thursday, September 18th, probably around 1PM EST.

    • Matt

      I have no reason at all to update. Unless a jailbreak comes out.
      This setup is definitely not worth a few minor things

      • Osama Muhammed

        i wonder how all those tweaks compatible eachother, i smell 1GB crash log

      • Matt

        Ha ha. It turns out that they’re working beautfully 🙂
        Haven’t had my phone crash for about a week now…

      • Osama Muhammed

        It would be nice if you listed to us what you use, great taste 🙂

      • Matt

        I’ll do that tomorrow as I am carried away by my AP U.S History homework

      • GuyWithTheThings

        You again? I swear, your folder thing in the dock keeps making me jealous…. How do you do it?? And the minimalness of the Control Center?

      • Markus Hudobnik

        Could you tell me all the tweaks and themes you have for that? Looks freaking awesome!

      • Matt

        I’ll do that tomorrow as I am carried away by my AP U.S History homework

  • Domodo

    Were there any updates to the public beta?

  • Mohammed AlJazaeri

    the old icons are way better 🙁

    • vivalaivsca

      i know. I’m not into the cosmetics as much as i am into the new features.

  • ✯Mike✯

    Does SMS relay work for anyone? My text messages send but if I try sending from a different device it fails

    • Arin Failing

      Have you enabled it in Preferences in the Messages app (then on your phone)? I know it seems like there would be an obvious answer, but you didn’t list what you have tried, so far.

      • ✯Mike✯

        yes I have them both on but it just doesn’t work. does it work for you? It hasn’t worked since beta one of both OS X and iOS. kinda disappointed :/

      • Arin Failing

        Yes. It’s worked, just as advertised, since DP 2 or 3. Because it uses iCloud verification (as opposed to BT LE or WiFi configurations), there is – or should be – no Mac which supports Yosemite that SMS relay would not work… so long as your iPhone is running iOS 8, and your Mac is running OSX 10.10.

    • Working perfectly for me. I’m able to send/receive messages, make/answer phone calls and FaceTime calls.

      • ✯Mike✯

        I’ve been able to answer and receive calls but just sending texts won’t work. Ugh.

  • Jamie Tilden

    Does anyone have a problem escaping dark mode? I’ve been stuck in it for a few betas no matter what I do 🙁

    • GoMAD4

      Google: How to Disable Dark Mode in Yosemite OS X Using Command Line

      at your own risk, I’m no expert…

  • David Gitman

    iOS 8 beta 6 ? lol xD

    • James Gunaca

      Probably nothing else except a GM some time before the announcement next week, is my guess.

  • Damian

    it better stops eating 8gb ram when I run 3 websites

    • james

      well in my case i have 10gb of ram and never eat that much viewing the intenet lol

  • Matt