You Can Now Beta Test macOS Catalina: Here's How

Ruben Fields
June 26, 2019

If you're one of those who have been waiting patiently for the new operating systems since Apple's senior VP-software engineering Craig Federighi's keynote, you're in luck because Apple has finally released the first public beta versions of them.

Basically, you must click the "Download the macOS Catalina Public Beta" link, which will open the Mac App Store app to activate the redemption code on your Mac.

In order to get access to the public iPadOS beta, you'll need to register as an Apple Beta Tester. Curious users should make sure they back up their devices, and if you aren't prepared for the worst-case scenario, you should probably just wait. It is up to you if you want to install the iOS 13 Public Beta, as it comes with a lot of bugs and performance problems, such as audio playback, HomePods, and AirPods. But, if you're willing to deal with a few bugs in a Public Beta offering, you can get iOS 13 now.

According to the report, while some apps and features would not work at all as part of the beta tests, but in some rare cases, beta softwares could also brick devices and make them unusable. With this new privacy tool, you can simply use your Apple ID, instead of an email address, to verify your credentials.

Undoubtedly, the highlight for many this time around will be the iOS 13, though many will also be anticipating a chance to try out the new iPadOS. Click Download and Install.

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Step #1 Do a full iTunes backup of your data since you're about to install beta software. If not, then you will have to update your device. The new Sidecar feature will also let users turn their iPad into a Mac's writing pad using the Apple Pencil.

Once the install is finished, you'll have a new MacOS Catalina installation that you can use to your heart's content. So it is recommended to download the beta profile on a spare device, and not your primary unit. Once the profile is downloaded, the device will require a quick reboot. However, you can experience some of its features by downloading the latest public beta. The Cupertino giant has also for the first time brought the public beta of iPadOS, the iPad-focussed operating system that was unveiled at the WWDC keynote earlier this month.

How to install iOS 13 Public Beta? A new section called "Profile Downloaded" should be added near the top.

The final version of the iOS 13, iPad OS and MacOS is expected to come out in September.

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