At this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple officially announced macOS High Sierra, the next version of Mac operating system. On the face of it, macOS High Sierra might not seem like a significant update, but when you look inside, there are a few features and changes that are going to make your daily tasks much better.
macOS High Sierra focuses on improving features found in its predecessor, while introducing new things including a new file system, support for external graphics docks and High Efficiency Video.
Currently, macOS High Sierra is available as developer beta, which can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or via software update mechanism.
In this step-by-step guide, we will run you through the steps to download and install macOS High Sierra beta on your Mac. Before we begin, keep in mind that macOS High Sierra is now available in beta stages, so it may include bugs or glitches.
Steps to download and install macOS High Sierra beta on your Mac
Like macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra doesn’t support all Mac models. According to Apple, users will need a MacBook and MacBook Retina (Late 2009 or newer) or a MacBook Pro (mid 2010 or later) to get the new version of macOS.
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Step one: First off, you need to head to the Apple menu and click on the Apple icon. After that, select System Preferences from the pull-down menu
Step two: Next up, select Time Machine icon at the bottom of the System Preferences window and then hit Select Backup Disk (Make sure that you have turned on the switch for Time Machine)
Step three: Choose the disk you wish to use as a Time Machine backup.
Steps to download and install macOS High Sierra on your Mac
Step one: Head over to this link and click on the Developer at the top. On the next screen, make sure that you click on Downloads before proceeding
Step two: Now just simply sign in with your developer account. Once you are in, you need to click on the Download button for macOS High Sierra (macOS 10.13). Once you do that, the file will automatically download to your computer
Step three: Next up, you need to open your Downloads window and hit macOS High Sierra Developer Beta Access Utility. After that, perform a double-click on macOSSierraDeveloperBetaAccessUtility.pkg and wait until the download is finished
Step four: The Mac App Store will then open to the Updates section. Hit Update to download and install the developer beta software on your Mac. Once done, your Mac will reboot
Step five: You now need to click on Continue and Agree to terms and conditions. After that, hit Install to complete the task.
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