How to Download the macOS Mojave Public Beta

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You like living on the edge with your laptop? Apple's allowing you to do so, as it's released the first public beta of macOS Mojave, the latest major update to its desktop operating system. 

How to Download the macOS Mojave Public Beta

If you're anything like the team at Laptop, you're curious about getting Mojave up and running on your MacBook immediately. While some of us are utterly intrigued by Dark Mode, others are excited for Continuity Camera, which allows you to use your MacBook as a virtual viewfinder for the cameras in your iPhone.

MORE: macOS Mojave Preview: Little Improvements Make Big Impact

Before you start, though, remember there's a reason why this is called a beta release. Performance and stability will likely not match what you normally see on your MacBook, and your existing third party apps may not run correctly. So don't go yelling at the people who make those apps, because you're running a system that's not final yet. They'll add support for Mojave eventually, likely in time for the final version of the update to arrive this fall. 

So, without further ado, here's how to get the macOS Mojave Public Beta running on your MacBook. 

1. Navigate to the Apple Beta Software Program site on your Mac and click Sign Up (or log in if you've already signed up for Apple's beta program).

How to Download the macOS Mojave Public Beta2. Fill out your Apple ID and password in the required fields and click Sign In.

How to Download the macOS Mojave Public Beta3. Click Enroll Your Devices.

How to Download the macOS Mojave Public Beta

4. Backup your Mac. You can use Time Machine, or a third-party solution, such as Super Duper.

5. Click Download the macOS Public Beta Access Utility.How to Download the macOS Mojave Public Beta

6. Open the downloaded .DMG file.

How to Download the macOS Mojave Public Beta

7. Open the .PKG file inside of the .DMG you downloaded. 

How to Download the macOS Mojave Public Beta

8. If you don't have a Time Machine backup connected, you'll need to click OK to proceed.

How to Download the macOS Mojave Public Beta

9. Click Continue.How to Download the macOS Mojave Public Beta

10. The software licences agreement will pop up. Click Continue again.

How to Download the macOS Mojave Public Beta

11. Click Install.

How to Download the macOS Mojave Public Beta

12. Enter your system password and click Install Software.How to Download the macOS Mojave Public Beta

13. Once you're ready to install the Beta (you backed up your system, right?), click Download.

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Your download of macOS Mojave will commence. Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed. Good luck!

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After graduating from Bard College a B.A. in Literature, Henry T. Casey worked in publishing and product development at Rizzoli and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively. Henry joined Tom's Guide and LAPTOP having written for The Content Strategist, Tech Radar and Patek Philippe International Magazine. He divides his free time between going to live concerts, listening to too many podcasts, and mastering his cold brew coffee process. Content rules everything around him.
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