MacOS Big Sur Beta 8 Available to Download
Apple has released macOS Big Sur beta 8 to those who are beta testing the macOS release. Usually developer betas come out first and are soon followed by public beta releases.
Although beta system software is typically less stable than final stable versions, anyone with a Big Sur compatible Mac can install the public beta of Big Sur if they want to. It’s generally recommended to only install beta software on secondary devices that are not your primary hardware.
MacOS Big Sur 11 includes a redesigned user interface, with new icons, refreshed Dock, and more white space with brighter UI elements. MacOS Big Sur also brings Control Center to the Mac, and new improvements and features are included in Messages app and Safari, along with instant language translation, and a variety of other improvements and changes.
How to Download MacOS Big Sur Beta 8
Backup the Mac with Time Machine before proceeding with any software update.
- Go to the Apple menu, then select “System Preferences”
- Select “Software Update”
- Choose to update to macOS Big Sur beta 8
The Mac will reboot in to complete installation.
Apple has said the final version of MacOS Big Sur will be released to the general public sometime this fall