OS X El Capitan

Apple on Friday seeded a small update to OS X’s Recovery feature to users running a pre-release version of OS X 10.11 El Capitan. The OS X El Capitan Recovery Update includes improvements to the operating system’s Recovery partition. Like in prior OS X editions, this feature can be invoked at boot time by pressing the Command – R combo.

By entering the system’s Recovery mode, you can fix volume issues with Disk Utility, restore from a Time Machine backup, reinstall the operating system from scratch over the Internet and more.

OS X El Capitan Recovery Update is available through the Mac App Store’s Updates tab on Macs running OS X 10.11 El Capitan Developer Preview.

Earlier this week, Apple seeded a seventh OS X El Capitan beta to members of the Apple Developer Program and released El Capitan beta 5 to public beta testers enrolled into the Apple Beta Software Program.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in.

  • japplemusik

    I still haven’t received public beta 5….there must me something wrong (???) help!?

    • japplemusik

      So adding to my comment above, I just checked the Mac App Store. Still no public beta 5, but this recovery update is showing…? Has anyone else received the public beta 5 yet?

      • Anmol Malhotra

        Maybe you’re already on public beta 5. Try matching the build numbers.

      • japplemusik

        My current build number is from beta 4, and it still isn’t showing up in my Updates. I tried signing up again for the public beta, but it said my code had already been redeemed. So my Mac IS enrolled but I’m not getting the update…

  • andyr354

    Not showing up for me.