MacOS Catalina Beta 2 Released for Download

Jun 17, 2019 - 1 Comment

MacOS Catalina beta

Apple has released macOS Catalina 10.15 beta 2 for users enrolled in the developer beta testing program for MacOS system software.

Separately, Apple has also released downloads for iOS 13 beta 2 and iPadOS 13 beta 2, along with beta 2 of watchOS 6 and tvOS 13.

Mac users who are currently running macOS 10.15 Catalina beta can download the second beta update right now from the Software Update system preference panel.

Gaining access to the macOS Catalina beta updates requires installing a configuration profile, available to download from the Apple Developer website.

macOS Catalina beta 2 profile

MacOS Catalina has many interesting features, including Screen Time for Mac to watch app usage, Activation Lock for the Mac to reduce the appeal of theft, support for using an iPad as an external display, the replacement of iTunes by three separate apps for Music, Podcasts, and TV, support for developers to bring iPad apps to the Mac, and new powerful accessibility features like VoiceControl which allow for an entirely voice controlled computer experience.

MacOS Catalina beta can technically be installed on any macOS Catalina compatible Mac, though as with all beta system software it’s best used by advanced users and on non-primary hardware.

MacOS Catalina is currently in developer beta testing and is aimed specifically at developers, but a public beta is expected to be released in July and anyone can sign up for that if desired. Apple has said the final version of macOS Catalina will be released in the fall.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS, News

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  1. Louie says:

    Does anyone know of beta 2 finally makes the default wallpaper fully dynamic? In beta 1 the HEIC wallpaper file only contained two images in it, one for light mode and one for dark mode, instead of the usual 16 for a fully dynamic wallpaper.

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