macOS Mojave Developer Beta 2 Download Released
Apple has released the second developer beta version of macOS Mojave 10.14 for Mac users participating in the Mac OS beta system software testing program.
MacOS Mojave developer beta 2 is available to download now for any user currently running macOS Mojave developer beta 1 on a compatible Mac. A public beta release of macOS Mojave is not yet available.
Additionally, Apple has released new beta builds for iOS 12 beta 2, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12.
Downloading & Installing MacOS Mojave Developer Beta 2
MacOS Mojave beta has changed where the Mac gets software updates, removing them from the Mac App Store and integrating system software updates in the System Preferences, similar to how Mac OS X got system updates quite some time ago. Here is where you can get the latest update to macOS Mojave beta:
- Go to the Apple menu and choose “System Preferences”
- Select “Software Update” from the preference panel options
If you’re not yet running macOS Mojave developer beta but you’d like to, you will need to get a developer beta testing profile from the Apple dev center as outlined here and then download the MacOS Mojave developer beta from the Mac App Store. Once that initial installation is complete the future software updates to MacOS Mojave will arrive through the System Preferences. If you’d like to create a macOS Mojave bootable USB installer drive you would want to do that before completing the initial installation of Mojave on a Mac.
Currently macOS Mojave remains in developer beta, but a public beta release will be available for broader testing purposes in the near future.
If you find yourself curious about testing the developer beta of macOS Mojave, installing the release on a secondary hard drive or partition is possible, or you can backup with Time Machine and then install the update over an existing macOS installation which can be downgraded from macOS Mojave and revert back to a stable Mac OS release if you decide developer beta system software is not appropriate for your usage.
MacOS Mojave contains many new features including Dark Mode, dynamically changing desktop wallpapers, refinements to the desktop and Finder, improvements to Continuity, new apps like Stocks, News, and Voice Memos, and much more. The release date for macOS Mojave is set for the fall.
Separately, Apple has released iOS 12 developer beta 2 for iPhone and iPad beta testers, along with watchOS 5 beta 2 for Apple Watch and tvOS 12 beta 2 for Apple TV.