Here’s how to install macOS Sequoia beta on your Mac

macOS Sequoia is here – here's how to get it ahead of its official launch

By Emily Long - Staff Writer
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macOS Sequoia beta is officially here for developers (for free). Like last year, it’s super simple to install the software thanks to a toggle in your Mac settings. Follow along for how to install macOS Sequoia beta on your Mac.

macOS Sequoia comes with lots of new features and changes including iPhone mirroring, a dedicated Passwords app, and of course Apple Intelligence features on M1 models and later.

While the macOS Sequoia developer beta is free for anyone, it’s not designed to be run on your main Mac as there will be bugs and quirks.
For now, the developer beta is the only macOS Sequoia version available. The first macOS Sequoia public beta will arrive in July.

How to install the developer beta of macOS Sequoia

Before installing macOS Sequoia beta, it’s important to create a backup of your Mac and make sure you have ample free storage space available for the OS download.

A paid Apple Developer account is no longer needed – but you may need to sign in with your Apple ID at developer.apple.com if you haven’t before

After taking these steps, here’s how you can install the beta:

  1. Go to System Settings.
  2. Click General.
  3. Click Software Update.
  4. Click the info button ⓘ next to ”Beta updates“.
  5. Now choose macOS Sequoia Developer Beta to opt for beta updates.
  6. Click Done and wait for your Mac to check for the latest beta update.
    Click Upgrade Now to start downloading the macOS 15 Sequoia developer beta.

Note: Your Mac must be signed in with the Apple ID you use to sign into to the Apple Developer website in order to access the macOS 15 beta software.

Should you install the beta?

Apple warns that beta software is not intended for devices you rely on in day-to-day use. That’s because all sorts of bugs and performance issues tend to plague beta software, especially early in the beta cycle.
Each year varies in terms of the stability of Apple’s betas. macOS tends to be one of the more stable platforms, because it usually doesn’t receive as many changes and new features as platforms like iOS.
That said, it’s always possible that any app or feature could break on a given beta. Users should only install the beta release with extreme caution and an awareness that they may need to revert to the stable release of macOS—a lengthy process.

If you are set on downloading Apple’s beta software across all platforms, then you might also be interested in how to download the iOS 18 beta and watchOS 11 beta.

Have you installed macOS Sequoia developer beta? How is the stability and performance for you? Let us know in the comments.

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Emily is a staff writer at GeeksModo, and is interested in all things Apple. This includes its best products such as the iPad, iPhone, Mac, AirPods, and Apple Watch. When she’s not tinkering with the latest Apple gear, you’ll find her watching movies, taking pictures on her Sony A7 and exploring the great outdoors.
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