How to Try macOS High Sierra Right Now Before Everyone Else
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If you’re up for joining the cutting edge, the latest version of macOS is now available to download. Of course, it’s a beta version, so this isn’t the final and stable copy.

Apple recommends that you only install this on a backup device so you don’t screw up your regular machine if something were to happen. You should also save the installer for the current macOS version so you can restore it if something goes wrong.

Those interested can click over to Apple’s Beta Software Program page. Click the Sign Up button, then sign in with your Apple ID. Once you complete the process, any Apple devices (Mac, iPhone, Apple TV) registered to your account can download the beta versions of their respective operating systems through Software Update as normal.

On your Mac, go to Apple > Software Update to open the Mac App Store and check for updates. This will start the download of High Sierra. The installer will walk you through installing it as normal so you can get started testing it. Before you upgrade to High Sierra, you should make a backup so you don’t lose any precious data.

This lets you become one of the first users to try High Sierra. Remember that beta software may contain bugs, so it may not be stable for everyday use. By reporting problems you encounter to Apple, you can help make the final product even better.

Will you try the High Sierra beta or wait until the general release? Let us know if you love trying the latest macOS iterations before everyone else down in the comments!

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  1. Franz
    July 6, 2017 at 9:03 am

    I am not a Apple fan but it looks quite remarkeble in al your sections. A lot better than Samsung and Windows together. Al the apps thst are free better than any other platform.