Apple has released the next version of macOS 11 called Big Sur at WWDC 2020. The look and the visual changes have been amazing. If you are excited and want to install it, you can take a look at this ultimate guide to download macOS Big Sur developer beta 6 on your Mac.
MacOS Big Sur-supported Mac
- MacBook 2015 and later
- MacBook Air 2013 and later
- MacBook Pro late 2013 and later
- Mac mini 2014 and later
- iMac 2014 and later
- iMac Pro 2017 and later (all models)
- Mac Pro 2013 and later
Back up your Mac before updating to macOS Big Sur
Even before installing regular updates, we suggest that you back up your macOS device. And this is a beta developer ̵
- Connect an external hard drive or SSD to your Mac
- You will see a window asking you to use the drive to back up Time Machine. Select the check box Encrypt backup disk. After this, click on Use as a backup disk.
- If you do not see the window above, click apple icon, and select System selection. click on Time machine.
- click on Select Backup Disk, and choose yours drive.
- Finally, check the box Encrypt backups (recommended) and click Use Disk.
- Select the check box Show Time Machine in the menu bar. Then click on it from the top menu bar and select Back up now.
How to download macOS Big Sur Developer Beta 6
- Visit developer.apple.com. click on Accounting and log in with your developer account
- click on Downloads, from the left sidebar.
- click on Install profile for macOS Big Sur beta. This will download a .dmg file (around 134 KB).
- Go to Downloads the folder (or the folder where your browser stores files by default). Double click macOSDeveloperBetaAccessUtility.dmg file to open it.
- Then double-click macOSDeveloperBetaAccessUtility.pkg
- click on Continue, read and accept the terms. Then click Install.
- Then follow the instructions to install the beta version of the macOS developer. System settings open automatically and you will see Software update screen. If you do not, press () Apple logo top left → Select System selection → Click Software update.
Note: If you do not already see an update for macOS Big Sur, restart your Mac and then go to the Software Update section
- Here you can see the beta option for macOS Big Sur developer. Click Upgrade now and wait until the download is complete. Depending on your internet speed, it may take a while.
How to install macOS Big Sur Developer Beta 6
When the full download is complete, you will see a window asking you to start the installation process.
- click on Continue.
- click on To agree (if you do). Confirm by clicking To agree again
- click on Install. (on my MacBook Pro, it needed 50 GB of free space for installation. Please remove some space.)
- Finally, go through the simple on-screen instructions
It usually takes a long time before the entire installation process is complete. When the whole process is complete, click Continue, enter your Apple ID password and explore the beautiful macOS 11.
How to install macOS Big Sur Developer Beta 6 on partition
To keep things safe, you can choose to install the beta version of macOS on your Mac storage partition. This keeps the current operating system and beta separate. Here’s how to do it.
- First of all, you need to create a partition on your Mac. If you already have a partition, read on
- After the download is complete, you will see a window asking you to start the installation. click on Continue.
- click on To agree and confirm
- Select a partition here. Click View all disks to select a partition
- Finally, click Install.
These are simple steps to download and install macOS Big Sur developer beta 6.
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