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How to Download macOS Big Sur Developer Beta?

Apple just revealed the latest operating system for Macs and MacBooks with revolutionary features every one waited for. If you can’t wait to get the update after a few months, you can download macOS Big Sur developer beta now.

The fixed version of macOS 11 Big Sur update will be available for all users later on in 2020, with all the updates apple announced at WWDC 2020.

macOS 11 Big Sur main features:

  • A new version of Safari: it will be 50% faster than Chrome, along with more privacy improvements and better battery consumption. It will bring a host of new features to the table including Intelligent Tracking that can give you a Privacy Report on each website you visit, Save Passwords to track your passwords and make sure they haven’t been compromised, Extensions support for WebExtensions API and a new Extensions category in the App Store, and native translation capabilities.
  • Messages improvements: now you can use Pinned Messages, Memoji and the Groups Enhancements that will come with the iOS 14, which is a nice touch. Basically, Messages for Mac will also bring many of the features that its iOS 14 and iPad OS 14 versions will have.
  • improvement for AirPods support on macOS
  • Sidebar in Mail and Photos
  • Control Center on Mac
  • Widgets in the notifications app
  • Mac Catalyst: through Mac Catalyst, new APIs and tools will help app developers bring more iOS apps over to the Mac operating system.

The macOS 11 Big Sur public beta will become available to all Mac and MacBook owners in July 2020, but now the only update available is the early Developer Preview. which won’t include all of the features of the final release – and will possibly come with bugs and errors while the software is being finalized.

So if you can wait for public beta don’t try the next steps.

How to download macOS Big Sur developer beta?

At this early stage you will need to enroll in the Apple Developer Program, which requires a payment of $100 “the public beta is totally free you can wait”.

If you really want to try out the macOS 11 Big Sur Developer Preview, and you’re not currently enrolled in Apple’s Developer Program, then go to the  Apple Developer Program enrollment webpage, which will show you everything you need to sign up.

Note: Before downloading macOS 11 Big Sur’s Developer Preview, make sure your Mac is backed up.

How to Download macOS Big Sur Developer Beta?
How to Download macOS Big Sur Developer Beta?

And now let’s download macOS Big Sur developer beta:

  • After signing up for the Apple Developer Program.
  • Go to the Apple Developer macOS Big Sur website.
  • In the top-right corner, you should see a blue ‘Download’ button. Click it, then log in with your developer account.
  • Now, you should see a button that says ‘Install Profile’ by macOS Big Sur
  • Click it, and the file will download.
  • Now, open up the Downloads folder in Finder and select ‘macOS Big Sur Developer Beta Access Utility’.
  • During this process, System Preferences will open and check for macOS updates. When it finds the update for the developer preview, click ‘Update’. If it doesn’t find the update, restart your Mac, open the Mac App Store, and click ‘Updates’.
  • Next, double-click the macOSDeveloperBetaAccessUtility.pkg file to begin installing.
  • During this process, System Preferences will open and check for macOS updates. When it finds the update for the developer preview, click ‘Update’. If it doesn’t find the update, restart your Mac, open the Mac App Store, and click ‘Updates’.
  • Once macOS 11 Big Sur Developer Preview has been downloaded, a new window will open prompting you to agree to Apple’s terms and conditions. From there, follow the instructions to install the new operating

Onley these devices support macOS Big Sur update:

  1. 12-inch MacBook (2015 and later)
  2. MacBook Air (2013 and later)
  3. MacBook Pro (Late 2013 and later)
  4. Mac mini (2014 and later)
  5. iMac (2014 and later)
  6. iMac Pro (all models)
  7. Mac Pro (2013 and later).
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