How to Download and Install macOS 10.15 Catalina Public Beta

by Alessia Martine

The newest OS update beta version for MacBooks and Macs is now available for the public to download. The general user is suggested to hold out until the final release is made available. The beta versions have flaws and bugs which the company intends to find out. The final release will be released in due time, so we do not have too long for the update. However, if you still cannot wait and really want to try it out, then follow the article to find out how.

The betas are designed to offer early access and find out the underlying issues. Apple locates the cause of these errors and makes necessary adjustments to fix it. If the beta comes through the public, then the final update will most likely as well.

Seeing the nature of beta versions, the apps and features will most likely be unfinished or unstable. We again suggest you wait out if you cannot afford to have your Mac or MacBook crashing randomly. The developer preview was recently released and now the public one. Here is how it can be downloaded:

  • Check the device compatibility

You need to ensure whether or not macOS Catalina can be downloaded on your system. If macOS 10.14 Mojave is already installed on it, then it will be compatible with 10.15, as well.

The list of compatible devices goes like:

  1. Mac Pro (2013 and later)
  2. MacBook Air (2012 and later)
  3. Mac mini (2012 and later)
  4. iMac (2012 and later)
  5. MacBook Pro (2012 and later)
  6. iMac Pro (2017)
  7. 12-inch MacBook (2015 and later)
  8. Create a backup before installation

This one is a must whenever you try to install a new OS on your system. Always make sure to create a backup of your sensitive data.

  • Sign up for Apple Beta Software Program

You first need to be registered at the Apple Beta Software Program is you wish to get the beta installed.

  1. Go to the Apple Beta Software Program site.
  2. Tap Sign Up.
  3. Provide the Apple ID and tap sign in.
  4. Choose your device from the list.
  5. Tap on Download the macOS Public Beta Access Utility.
  6. Double-tap on the downloaded file to install the update.
  7. macOS Catalina Beta Update

Follow the given steps to download Catalina beta:

  1. The utility will ask you to download the beta, so whenever you are ready, tap Download.
  2. The file size is 6.45 GB, so it depends on your net connection a how much time it will consume.
  3. If you are using macOS Mojave, then you can directly update by opening System Preferences.
  4. Tap Software Update.
  5. Tap Download.
  6. macOS Catalina Beta Install

Follow the given steps to install Catalina beta:

  1. After the file downloads, the installer will automatically launch.
  2. Follow the presented steps to install the beta.
  3. New updates will roll out in the near future, so ensure to keep it updated. You will receive a notification regarding the latest update, so install it to facilitate smooth system functioning.

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