How to install MacOS Sierra Public Beta on your Mac

At the WWDC 2016, Apple unveiled the next version of its desktop operating system, but this year, OS X comes with a brand new name, MacOS Sierra, bringing it in line with the rest of Apple’s platforms including iOS, WatchOS and tvOS.

MacOS Sierra boasts a bunch of exciting new features. Specifically, MacOS Sierra marks the first time Apple’s virtual assistant makes its way to Mac. Basically, Siri on Mac looks a lot like Siri on iPhone with colorful sound waves and voice control support. Besides, MacOS Sierra comes with a feature called Auto Unlock that allows you to unlock your MacBook or Mac without even entering a password. There are still a lot more to come when the official version hits end users in fall 2016.

If you want to get Sierra’s new features, MacOS Sierra public beta will make it possible. In this tutorial, we will show you how to enroll in the MacOS Sierra public beta program and how to download it.

Note that this is just a beta version of the software, which means it may be less stable and buggy. Therefore, we recommend you install the beta version onto a secondary computer to avoid possible risks.

Here is how you do it

How to download and install MacOS Sierra Public Beta

Step 1: First and foremost, make sure that you make a flesh backup of your Mac with Time Machine to avoid losing your stuff.

Step 2: Once it done, go to the official Apple beta program page for MacOS Sierra and you will be asked to enter your Apple ID .

Step 3: Under the “Install MacOS Sierra Public Beta” section, click on the blue Redeem Code button to open the Mac App Store.


Step 4: The code will automatically redeem, click on the Purchase tab and you will notice that MacOS Sierra public beta is now downloading.


Step 5: Once finished, MacOS Sierra public Beta installer will automatically launch. We recommend you create a MacOS Sierra Public beta bootable USD installer. If you want to do that, quit the installer.

As mentioned above, a beta version is less stable than expected, so the safest way is that you install it onto a secondary Mac. Remember that you back up your Mac first to avoid possible data loss.

Once the installation is completed, your Mac will automatically reboot. To make sure that you have the latest MacOS Sierra updates, click on the Update tab.

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