macOS High Sierra Public Beta Available to Download Now

Apple Seeds 3rd Public Betas of macOS High Sierra, tvOS 11
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Apple has officially rolled out the first public beta release of macOS High Sierra; the software is now available to download by the general population who’ve been eagerly waiting to get their hands on the next big update for Mac. Shown off earlier this month at WWDC 2017, macOS High Sierra was released to the company’s registered developers that same day.

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For those willing to take the dive, macOS High Sierra brings a trove of new features to Mac desktops and MacBooks. Most notably, the software includes support for the all-new Apple File System, support for the superior-quality, High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) file format, as well as a host of improvements to core apps like Mail, Photos, Safari, Notes, and more.  To learn more about what features are baked into macOS High Sierra, be sure to check out our launch coverage from WWDC.


Worth noting is that this is the first beta release of the software, and so there’s going to be bugs, and there’s going to be issues that might ultimately come to outweigh the inherent benefits of downloading High Sierra in the first place. If possible, therefore, we highly recommend registering a device other than the one you use primarily — like an older, backup iPhone or MacBook, for example. While you will be able to rollback your software to the latest version macOS Sierra (should High Sierra beta not workout as you’d expected), the process is a bit tedious and time consuming. Learn how to downgrade from macOS High Sierra here.

How to Download macOS High Sierra Public Beta

If you’ve already registered, or are daring enough to register, your Mac or iOS device with Apple’s public beta testing program, head over to the official Beta Software Program homepage, log in with your Apple ID, and you’ll be on your way.

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