Just a day after the release of the first iOS 12 public beta, Apple also rolled out the first public beta of macOS Mojave. The public release of the OS is scheduled to release later this year and Apple is rolling out public beta tests to find bugs before its final release.
MacOS Mojave includes a number of new features such as a system-wide Dark Mode, Stacks, Dynamic Wallpaper, redesigned Mac App Store, and so many. Mojave is the biggest update to macOS in recent years. Although previous versions also brought meaningful changes, none of them were as impressive as Mojave.
So, if you cannot wait for the public version of Mojave to release, you can now enroll into the public beta program of Apple and get the latest MacOS Mojave on your compatible Mac.
As it’s just the first public beta, there are still bugs that you will have to encounter from time to time. One more thing you should remember that developers have not yet to update their apps for Mojave version, so you might run into compatibility issues when using them.
But if this is not a deal breaker for you, keep reading this post to install macOS Mojave on your iMac, MacBook, or MacBook Pro.
Before enrolling in Apple’s public beta program, make sure that your Mac is compatible to run macOS Mojave. Here is the list of compatible devices with macOS Mojave:
- Late-2013 Mac Pro (exception of some mid-2010 and mid-2012 models)
- Late-2012 or later Mac mini
- Late-2012 or later iMac
- iMac Pro
- Early-2015 or higher MacBook
- Mid-2012 or higher MacBook Air
- Mid-2012 or higher MacBook Pro
While installing the macOS Mojave public beta will not affect data on your Mac, we still recommend you to make a backup of all your data first to avoid things going wrong. The backup would be useful if you no longer want to run macOS Mojave on your Mac and return to High Sierra.
How to Enroll into Apple’s Public Beta Program
- Visit Apple’s beta website and then sign up for the beta program for free using your Apple ID.
- From the beta page, click on the macOS tab and then choose the Enroll Your Devices option on the top right corner.
- Now, download the macOS Public Beta Access Utility from the page.
Download and Install macOS Mojave Public Beta
- Now, launch the macOS Public Beta Utility and run the package installer.
- As soon as the installation is completed, the Mac App Store will then open with the macOS Mojave list. From there, you can now download the macOS Mojave public beta by clicking the download button.
The public beta requires 5GB in size, so make sure you have a high-speed Wi-Fi network before getting started. Once downloading is completed, the macOS Mojave installer will then automatically start the installation. After that, you simply follow the on-screen instructions to start installing the macOS Mojave public beta on your Mac.