Apple has recently launched macOS High Sierra Public Beta, the next version of Mac operating system. The company is releasing the public beta version for users to download and test the update for the first time since it was announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5. However, you need to be cautious before you update your Mac with this beta version. Like various other beta software, you are likely to face some issues while updating your system with macOS High Sierra public beta. Not to fret, as there’s a solution for this. You can partition your hard drive to run macOS High Sierra with your current operating system to keep your Mac’s data from getting corrupted by a beta version.
The below walkthrough will show you how to create a partition on your Mac.
- First of all, launch Disk Utility
- Next, select your hard disk you would like to partition, and then click on the Partition tab
- Now, click on the plus (+) icon
- You can now select a size for the new partition you want to use by dragging to resize controls
- Name the new partition
- Once you’re done, just click on Apply and wait for a while to create the new partition
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In case you use an old Mac, make sure that it can run High Sierra. Following models are compatible with macOS High Sierra according to Apple:
- MacBook (Late 2009 and later)
- MacBook Pro (2010 and later)
- MacBook Air (2010 and later)
- Mac Pro (2010 and later)
- iMac (Late 2009 and later)
- Mac mini (2010 and later)
Continue reading to know what you need to do before installing macOS High Sierra.
If you want to install macOS High Sierra Public Beta on an old Mac machine or on the new partition, make sure to have a backup of your Mac system before installing the public version. You should make a full Time Machine backup before installing macOS High Sierra. With Time Machine, you can easily create a backup or restore your Mac.
macOS High Sierra Public Beta
Here’s a step-by-step walkthrough on how to download and install the macOS High Sierra Pubic Beta on your Mac
Step No-1: Enroll your Mac
To install the macOS High Sierra Public Beta, you need to enroll your Mac in the free Apple Beta Software Program. To do so, follow the steps below and enroll your Mac:
- Navigate to the Apple Beta Software Program website on your Mac
- Next, click on the Sign up button, or Sign in if you’re already a member of Apple’s beta testing program
- Enter your Apple ID credentials and tap on the Sign in button
- Next, select the macOS tab
- Scroll a bit down and click on enroll your device link under Get Started section
- Next, click on macOS High Sierra Public Beta profile icon under Download the macOS Public Beta Access Utility to start the download process
Step No-2: Download and Install the macOS High Sierra Public Beta
As we’ve mentioned above, it’s necessary to register your account for the public beta testing program in order to download and install macOS High Sierra Public Beta on your Mac.
- Once you’ve enrolled your device in the Apple Beta Software Program, you will then be able to launch the installer and run it on your Mac
- Next, click on the beta profile you’ve just downloaded and double-click on the package to run the installer
- Once the installer has finished the download, the Mac App Store should open automatically showing you the Updates screen
- Click on Update to download and install the public beta software
- Once you’re done, it will launch the Mac App Store with macOS High Sierra
If it does not show the public beta in the Updates list, you can restart your Mac and go to the Updates section in the Mac App Store. In case you encounter any issue, you can report the issue to Apple using the Feedback Assistant.