How to Enroll/Unenroll My Mac in Apple Beta Software Program

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Before the official release of the latest macOS, Apple typically rolls out several beta versions for developers and public testers to try out and report issues. Apple Developer Program allows developers to test and build applications, while Apple Beta Software Program, which is open to anyone with a valid Apple ID, collects feedback on pre-release software. If you have joined the Apple Beta Software Program, you can enroll your Mac to receive new versions of the public beta from the Mac App Store.

To enroll your Apple devices, you will need to sign in to the Apple Beta Software Program with your Apple ID. Now follow the steps below to enroll your Mac:

  • Open your web browser on the Mac and navigate to beta.apple.com.
  • Click the Sign Up button and then sign in with your Apple ID and password.
  • Click on Accept button in the software agreement window that appears.
  • Scroll down to the Get Started section, and choose Enroll Your Mac link.

As you have enrolled your device to receive software updates, don’t forget to back up your Mac with Time Machine before you decide to install the beta software. Due to the possible errors and inaccuracies in betas, it is suggested to install beta software on a secondary, non-production device, or on a secondary partition on your Mac.

To unenroll your Apple devices to stop receiving public betas, do the followings:

  • Launch the System Preferences via the Apple menu, and then click App Store.
  • Click Change button next to ‘Your computer is set to receive beta software updates’.
  • As the dialog pops up asking if you would like to show or hide beta software updates, select Do Not Show Beta Software Updates. Then close System Preferences window.

Now your Mac will no longer receive the public betas. When the public version of new macOS is available, you can still install the update through the Mac App Store.

Click here to know more about Apple Beta Software Program.

 

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