MacOS Sequoia 15 Beta 2 Available to Download

Jun 24, 2024 - Leave a Comment

MacOS Sequoia beta 2

MacOS Sequoia beta 2 has been released for users participating in the MacOS Sequoia 15 beta program for Apple Developers.

Technically speaking, anyone can enroll in the dev program and install MacOS Sequoia beta, but due to the nature of beta system software that is not advised for anyone who is not an advanced user or developer.

MacOS Sequoia 15 beta includes iPhone mirroring (assuming the iPhone is running iOS 18 beta as well), and has other new features like improved window tiling, dedicated Passwords app, AI Apple Intelligence features, changes to Safari and Photos app, and more.

Separately, iOS 18 beta 2, iPadOS 18 beta 2, watchOS 11 beta 2, tvOS 18 beta 2, and visionOS 2 beta 2, are also available for developers to test.

How to Download & Install MacOS Sequoia 15 Beta 2

As always, you’ll want to backup your Mac with Time Machine prior to beginning any system software update, even beta updates.

  1. Go to the  Apple menu and choose “System Settings”
  2. Choose “General”
  3. Choose “Software Update”
  4. Select “Update Now” for MacOS Sequoia 15 developer beta 2 to download and install the latest beta update
  5. MacOS Sequoia beta 2

You’ll need to restart the Mac to finish installation of the latest beta.

*Note that some users are not yet seeing the MacOS Sequoia beta 2 update available yet, you might try refreshing the software update screen if so.

MacOS Sequoia Beta 2 Download Not Showing? Try This

If the download for MacOS Sequoia Beta 2 is not showing up in Software Update after you have tried refreshing the preference panel, open the Terminal and execute the following command:

softwareupdate --download --fetch-full-installer --full-installer-version 15.0

Hit return, and this will download the full installer for the latest beta version of MacOS Sequoia (currently beta 2). The installer will appear in the /Applications folder when the download has complete.

macOS Sequoia 15 Beta 2 Installer Direct Download Link & IPSW File

Users can also download the package installer for Sequoia beta 2, or the IPSW file for MacOS Sequoia beta 2, directly from Apple:

These files may be useful for advanced users who are looking to install MacOS Seqouia betas into a virtual machine, onto multiple Macs, restore Macs, create boot disks, and more.

Speaking of virtual machines, if you’re having trouble getting Sequoia beta to install into a VM, make sure you follow this trick to resolve that issue by installing the Xcode 16 beta onto the host Mac beforehand.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS, News

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