OS X El Capitan

Precisely two weeks following the release of OS X El Capitan public beta 4 and about three weeks after it seeded OS X El Capitan beta 5 to its registered developers, Apple today rolled out a fifth beta of the forthcoming Mac operating system update to public beta testers.

People who are on the beta program can download the new release through the Updates tab on the Mac App Store.

OS X El Capitan public beta 5 contains bug fixes and stability and performance improvements. To download public betas of iOS and OS X, you must sign up for the Apple Beta Software Program here.

As with previous releases, today’s public beta is nearly identical to its developer predecessor. The recently released OS X El Capitan beta 6 is currently available to Apple’s registered developers though it shouldn’t be too long until it’s released to public beta testers as well.

Originally previewed in early June during Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference, OS X 10.11 code-named El Capitan will be releasing for public consumption this fall.

  • Мирас Мынжасар

    It sounds creepy, but my App Store has no updates!

    • Brian

      Ditto! Btw, with the public beta, is anyone have RAM pressure killing many launch daemons and agents? I ran EtreCheck and I have so many processes killed because of “memory pressure” and I never had this with Yosemite. I’m running a brand new MB Air (Early 2015) with 8GB of RAM.

    • Brian

      That’s not creepy at all. We’re friends here, Mnpac MbIHxacap.

      • Мирас Мынжасар

        I just don’t know how to live without latest beta on my mac

  • Manor

    I think they pulled the update. I saw it a few minutes ago and not it’s gone

  • Ángel Javier Esquivel

    Do you think it’s time to upgrade my main mac to the public beta?

    • Мирас Мынжасар

      I think yes. Because it works better, than 10.10. But Word 2016 can’t save files to local, only oneDrive

    • Brian

      I say no. I wish I didn’t do it because of the RAM issue plus I have one app that I use a lot (Downcast) that hogs over 100% of the CPU when in use.

  • Flabalanche

    Why does it say beta 6 in the dev center?

  • Luiz

    There’s no update , I’ve just checked now , did they take it off?


    Pulled for now 🙂

  • indio picaro

    Cannot write on usb 3 external hard drives with the public betas, only read 🙁

    • Мирас Мынжасар

      Just reinstall Paragon driver

      • indio picaro


  • Mike M. Powell

    i’m still stuck on beta 3, havent seen beta4/neither 5 yet =[

    • jphansen

      Same here.. also only got Beta 3?

  • Matt

    It appear the Update has been pulled… R.I.P

  • jalexcarter

    I haven’t had an available update since El Capitan Public Beta 3 on July 31st, frustrated im not getting these updates, especially when one or two applications I used to use daily haven’t worked since I started using El Capitan.

    • Daniel Beecham

      me to, i have beta 3 but i cant see Beta 4 or 5!!!

  • Daniel Beecham

    hi, Help please, i’m on beta 3 but i cant see beta 4 or 5!!! can someone help me?