Apple has officially launched its macOS Sierra 10.12.5 public second beta for Mac. Primarily the release of this version is to resolve any left behind issues and to propose solutions for them. The beta version usually contains full features with known or unknown bugs. Therefore it is not recommended for everyday use and is mostly recommended for the developers. However for those who want to download macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta 2 y can follow the steps described below.
Backup your Hard drive
To install the macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta 2 you have to create a backup of your hard drive. To protect your data you need to back up all your important data to some external hard drive. This purpose is achieved using Mac’s Time Machine. You can easily create a backup of your hard drive using Time Machine, click here to learn how to create a backup.
Downloading the macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta
You can easily download macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta 2 from the apple’s developer’s portal. Follow the steps to learn how to download the beta version to your Mac.
- Open the website apple.com in your web browser.
- Click on Develop
- Now go to Downloads
- Enter your developer Apple ID and Password to sign in for downloading.
- Click on Download button. for It will download macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta 2.
- Open Downloads page and select macOS Sierra Developer Beta Access Utility.
- Double-clickpkg to run the installer.
After the downloading of installer is finished Mac store will open Updates. Now you have to click on Updates to download and install the latest beta version of macOS Sierra 10.12.5. The Mac will restart after completing the download.
Installation of macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta
After the downloading is completes you will be asked to install the software. You have to click on Continue. Agree to the terms and conditions and click on Install button. Follow the instructions to complete the installations and system will reboot after completing the installation.
When the system reboots you are required to provide your Apple ID and password to get started with your new macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta. You can now experience the new features of macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta.