Apple launches macOS High Sierra public beta

Three days after it launched public betas of iOS 11 and tvOS 11, Apple on Thursday released the macOS High Sierra public beta. This means that anyone can now take this pre-release version of Apple’s latest and greatest desktop operating system for a spin, including those who are not registered developers.

Needless to say, you’re wholeheartedly recommended to perform a full backup of your Mac before installing the public beta, just in case something goes wrong.

Better yet, install it on a separate partition on your Mac’s startup disk or to an external drive. To get the beta, you must enroll in Apple’s Beta Software Program with your Apple ID at Then, click the link “Enroll Your Devices” and follow the instructions.

You may want to check out the official macOS High Sierra system requirements before proceeding with the installation of the public beta on your system.

You’ll need to download the macOS Public Beta Access Utility, which will change your Mac App Store settings in System Preferences so that your Mac can receive beta software updates.

As a last step, launch Mac App Store on your computer, find the macOS public beta, then click the Get button to install the public beta on your computer.

Because your Mac is enrolled in the beta program, you will receive a notification whenever a subsequent update is available and can install it from Mac App Store’s Updates pane.

Will you be testing High Sierra and what’s your strategy and approach to installing a beta OS on your computer? Also, what are your favorite features in High Sierra so far?

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