Want to download and install macOS 11 Big Sur? Follow this article to the end. Now you can download its Public Beta version. The macOS 11 Big Sur is the most significant update of macOS to date. The final release of macOS 11 Big Sur will happen in later months of 2020, and now you will not have to wait for a long time to see what all new features it has this time.
You will not have to wait a long time as Apple has already revealed the latest version of its operating system for Mac. Now the latest macOS is available for downloading as a Developer Preview as well as Public Beta. However, these versions will not have all the features that will be there in the final release, and they might come with errors and bugs.
We will recommend you to wait till the final stable release of macOS 11 Big Sur comes. We would also recommend you to wait for a few weeks after the release of its final version, to be sure, it does not have bugs and errors. But in case, you want to experience it in its early stage; then you can surely try its versions as mentioned above.
For installing the Public Beta version, you need to sign up to the Beta Program and install the Public Beta Access Utility. It is totally free to download. You can also download and install macOS 11 Big Sur Developer Preview. For that, all you need to do is to enroll in Apple’s Developer Program. Enrolling there will require you to make the payment of $100.
Which Mac Can Run macOS 11 Big Sur?
Before downloading the Developer Preview of macOS 11 Big Sur, make sure your Mac can efficiently run the software. You can install the software on 12-inch MacBook of 2015 and later versions, MacBook Air of 2013 and in its later versions, MacBook Pro of Late 2013 and in its later versions, Mac mini of 2014 and in its later versions, iMac 2014 and in its later versions, all iMac Pro models and Mac Pro of 2013 and in its later versions.
Before You Upgrade to macOS 11 Big Sur Beta, Take Backup of Your Mac
It is recommended that whenever you are trying out a Beta Version of an early Developer Preview, take the backup of your files on your Mac. Be on the safer side, because in the end, you only will be responsible if anything goes wrong. So, make sure to take the backup of your Mac, before you download and install macOS 11 Big Sur.
Enroll in the Apple Developer Program
You need to enroll in the Apple Developer Program if you want to try macOS 11 Big Sur’s Developer Preview. Go to the enrollment page of Apple Developer Program. There you will get all the instructions regarding the sign-up procedure.
On the enrollment page, you need to provide your basic personal information, and then you need to click on ‘Start Your Enrollment’. Then you need to follow up with the instructions. As mentioned earlier, you will have to pay $100 for your enrollment.
Download macOS 11 Big Sur Developer Preview with These Steps
After signing in to the Apple Developer Program, you can download the macOS 11 Big Sur’s Developer Preview version, by visiting the website of Apple Developer macOS Big Sur. There you need to click on the blue download button on the top-right corner. Then your need to log in with your developer account and on its next page, you need to click on ‘Install Profile’ to download the file. From your downloads section, you need to now open the macOSDeveloperBetaAccessUtility.pkg file by double-clicking it so that your installation procedure can start.
Once the macOS 11 Big Sur Developer Preview gets downloaded, you will see a prompt window opening, where it will be asking you to agree with the terms and conditions of Apple. Follow the instructions appearing there for the installation of your new operating system.
How to join the macOS Big Sur Public Beta?
To join the macOS Public Beta version, go to the macOS Public Beta signup page, and there you need to sign-in to your Apple account. You will be asked for a confirmation to join Beta, and after that, you will see steps laid by Apple for installing the Beta. You will then be given a link for downloading the macOS Public Beta Access Utility. This program needs to be run on your Mac for downloading the updated OS. Then install the program and further follow the instructions appearing on your screen.
After your download is finished, a prompt window will appear, guiding you regarding the installation procedure. As soon as the screen turns off and you see a progress bar beneath the Apple logo, leave your mac for some time to complete the process of installation.
So, with all the steps as mentioned above, you can easily install the Public Beta and Developer preview versions of macOS Big Sur. Before proceeding for the download and installation procedure, make sure to take the backup of your Mac to be on the safer side.