Apple made some, oops, many important announcements during its WWDC 2017 (June) event. Apart from the expected iOS 11, the tech giant rolled out a new version of operating system for its computers, i.e. macOS High Sierra. The operating system is now available as a developer beta, and later this month, it will be public beta; and for public, it will be available this fall. Since it is a developer beta, you need to have developer account to download and install macOS High Sierra on Mac.
Before you go ahead, check the compatibility of your Mac and take back-up of your computer.
macOS High Sierra Compatibility
- iMac: 2009 or later
- MacBook and MacBook Retina: 2009 or newer
- MacBook Pro: Mid 2010 or later
- MacBook Air: Late 2010 or later
- Mac Mini: Mid 2010 or later
- Mac Pro: Mid 2010 or later
How to Install macOS High Sierra on Mac/MacBook Pro/Air
Take Backup of Mac with Time Machine
Downloading and installing macOS High Sierra on your Mac is a major event, and hence, you need to take backup of Mac with Time Machine, lest you run into any problem.
Step #1: Plug an external hard drive or Time Capsule with a USB, FireWire, or Thunderbolt cable.
Step #2: Now click on Apple icon from the top left corner of Mac screen.
Step #3: Next, choose System Preferences from the drop-down list.
Step #4: Choose Time Machine from different options given in System Preference window.
Step #5: You need to turn on the Time Machine slider.
Step #6: Finally, click on Select Backup Disk and select the disk you want to use.
Time Machine will now format the hard disk for backup and initiate the process within two minutes.
How to Download macOS High Sierra Developer Beta
Step #1: Open https://developer.apple.com/ on the browser.
Step #2: Now click on Develop tab from the top menu.
Step #3: Next, click on Downloads tab.
Step #4: Enter your developer account details (you need to type in your Apple ID and password).
Step #5: You need to scroll down and click on Download button for macOS 10.13.
Step #6: Launch the Downloads window on your Mac and select macOS High Sierra Developer Beta Access Utility.
Step #7: Double-click on macOSSierraDeveloperBetaAccessUtility.pkg to run the installer.
Once the download process is finished, your Mac App Store will open to the Updates section automatically. Here, you need to click Update to download and install the developer beta software. Your Mac will restart automatically when the software is downloaded.
If the Updates list doesn’t show the latest developer beta, you can restart your Mac. Next, launch the Mac App Store and click Updates tab.
How to Install macOS High Sierra Developer Beta on Mac
When download completes, you will be asked to install the software.
Step #1: Click on Continue.
Step #2: No option but to agree to Apple’s Terms & Conditions.
Step #3: Next, click on Install.
Step #4: Follow the on-screen instructions to install macOS High Sierra.
Mac will reboot and you can see a black screen with Apple logo and a progress bar (this means macOS High Sierra is being installed).
When your Mac reboots, you need to follow three simple steps to get started.
Step #1: Click on Continue button.
Step #2: Enter your Apple ID and password.
Step #3: Finally, click on Get Started.
How to Download and Install macOS High Sierra Beta without Developer Account
Step #1: Open Safari browser on your Mac and go to https://beta.applebetas.co/.
Step #2: Now you need to download macOS High Sierra beta on the desktop.
Step #3: Once you download beta version of macOS High Sierra, open the disk image by double-clicking it.
Step #4: Once again double-click to start installation process.
Step #5: You have to click on Continue and Agree to Terms & Conditions.
Step #6: Click Install and follow the instructions to install the beta version.
Your Mac will reboot; on restart, you can see High Sierra on the screen.
Step #7: Here, you need to click Continue and sign in with Apple ID and password.
Step #8: Finally, click Get Started.