macOS Mojave dark mode

A few years back, Apple decided to open up its beta program to the public. This is different than a developer beta, in that it's usually much more stable, though most of the features are pretty much the same across both the developer and public betas. You can register your Mac for the pubic beta and install it on your device. I highly recommend you don't install it on your daily driver, or at least partition your Mac so you can install it on a secondary section of your hard drive. That way, if something goes wrong, you're not stuck with a non-working Mac. Here's what you need to know about how to prepare your Mac for the big update, how to install the public beta, and how to downgrade if you change your mind.

How to prepare your Mac for the macOS Mojave public beta

Before you download and install the macOS Mojave public beta, you should make sure your Mac is ready for the big push. Are you going to partition your Mac? Will you use a bootable installer drive? You're questions are answered here.

How to prepare your Mac for the macOS Mojave pubic beta

How to install the macOS High Mojave public beta

For a few years now, Apple has opened up its beta program to the pubic. If you're willing to give it a try and test out the public beta to help Apple troubleshoot any issues found in the wild, you can sign up for the public beta and send your feedback on what needs to be addressed before the operating system goes pubic.

How to install the macOS Mojave public beta

macOS Mojave First Look

With a systemwide Dark mode, a completely redesigned Mac app store, new Preview, Finder, and Desktop tools, macOS Mojave is faster and better than ever. Mobile Nations Editor in Chief, Rene Ritchie, has a hands-on first look of Mojave on Mac.

macOS Mojave Preview

macOS Mojave: Everything you need to know!

macOS Mojave officially launches this fall, but we've already been playing with the new features and have some detailed information about what's new and what's changing in the Mac operating system when the public build of Mojave launches.

macOS Mojave: Everything you need to know!

How to send macOS Mojave public beta feedback

If you're agreeing to participate in the macOS Mojave pubic beta preview, you're agreeing to let Apple know when something is wrong, and not just complain about it on your sosh meeds. With the Feedback Assistant installed right on your Mac, you can tell Apple when something is wrong so they can fix it before Mojave goes live for the public.

How to send macOS Mojave public beta feedback

How to downgrade from macOS Mojave to macOS High Sierra

Public betas are intended for testing purposes. That means they may not necessarily be stable enough for you. If you decide that beta testing is too risky for you and you want to downgrade back to macOS High Sierra and wait for the public build to officially launch, you can do so as long as you've prepared for it ahead of time.

How to downgrade from macOS Mojave to macOS High Sierra

How to update from a macOS beta to the official release

Once the time comes for Mojave to release to the public, you can install it from the Mac App store.

How to install macOS Mojave over the Mojave beta seed

You also don't have to continue the public beta program. Instead, you can opt out of future updates fairly easily.

How to opt out of the macOS Mojave beta program

Other questions about the macOS Mojave public beta?

Put your questions in the comments section below or head over to the macOS Mojave forums to chat with one of our fantastic moderators.

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