At this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple finally announced the next version of macOS, called macOS High Sierra after months of endless rumors. On the face of it, macOS High Sierra might not seem a significant update, but when you look inside, a few features added to the operating system may pave the way for future innovations.
Apple is now offering macOS High Sierra as developer beta ahead of the final release. Last week, the Cupertino Company released the second beta of macOS High Sierra with bug fixes and performance enhancements. If you skipped the beta 1 and go straight to the next beta to start testing macOS High Sierra, we are here to help.
In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the steps to download and install macOS High Sierra beta 2 on your Mac. Before we proceed, keep in mind that macOS High Sierra is still an unfinished product, so you may experience bugs and glitches. We recommend you back up your Mac before proceeding.
Steps to make an archived backup of your Mac with Time Machine
Time Machine is the best way to back up your Mac, as it is safe and fast. In this post, we will show you how to back up your Mac using Time Machine.
Step one: First off, you need to connect an external hard disk or Time Capsule with a USB or Thunderbolt cable
Step two: Once you are done, click on the Apple icon at the top and then select System Preferences from the pull-down menu
Step three: From the System Preferences window, you simply need to select Time Machine. Once you are in, turn on Time Machine and click on Select Backup Disk.
Steps to download and install macOS High Sierra beta 2 on your Mac
Once you have made a backup of your Mac, you now can install macOS High Sierra beta 2 on your Mac without having to worry about your personal data being lost if something goes wrong during the process.
Step one: Head over to this link and then click the Develop tab to proceed
Step two: On the next screen, tap on the Downloads tab and then log in with your developer account
Step three: Next up, hit the Download button for macOS High Sierra (10.13). Once you do that, your PC will start downloading the file. After that, you need to open the Downloads window and select macOS High Sierra Developer Beta Access Utility
Step four: Once you are done, perform a double-click on macOSSierraDeveloperBetaAccessUtility.pkg to run the installer. After that, from the Mac App Store, you simply need to click Update to download the developer beta software to your computer. Once done, your Mac will reboot
Step five: Once your Mac finishes booting up, click Continue and agree to terms and conditions
Step six: Hit Install and follow the on-screen instructions to install the developer beta.
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