Is your Mac currently running MacOS Big Sur Public Beta or Developer Beta? If so, you may be interested to know that you can report bugs and errors directly to Apple using the Feedback Assistant.
Feedback Assistant is an app pre-installed when updating your Mac to macOS beta system software. It has been available for many years now and has automatic diagnosis on the device, external error reporting and status reports for errors you have reported. Beta software developers and participants can use this app to report all kinds of issues they face on their systems after updating to macOS Big Sur beta.
This article will guide you through the steps to report bugs to Apple in macOS Big Sur beta with Feedback Assistant.
How to report bugs and offer feedback to Apple in macOS Big Sur Beta
Reporting bugs, errors, and other software-related issues to Apple is a fairly simple and straightforward procedure on macOS computers using the Feedback Assistant app. Just follow the steps below to get started.
- Launch “Feedback Assistant” on your Mac from the Dock. If you do not see the app on the Dock, press the Command + Space bar on your keyboard and use Spotlight search to find it.
- Enter your Apple ID and click “Next” to sign in to the Feedback Assistant.
- After logging in to the app, click on the write icon at the top, as shown below. Alternatively, you can also click “New Feedback” to get started.
- You will then be asked to select a topic. Select “macOS” from the list of available options and click “Continue”.
- Now fill in the required details in the respective fields and click on “Continue”.
- This menu shows the files sent to Apple to diagnose your problem. In addition to this, you can attach your own files by clicking on the “+” icon. Use the camera icon to add screenshots. Click “Continue” when you have finished adding the files.
- Now you can review your own feedback. Go through all the different fields, make sure the information is accurate and click “Submit”.
- You will receive a pop-up message stating that you are sending information to Apple. Click “Accept” to continue and send the feedback.
- It takes a few seconds to send the feedback, but when it’s done you can click “Close” to exit the window.
- You can see the feedback you just sent by clicking on the “Submitted” option in the left pane.
There you go. Now you’ve learned how to report bugs to Apple while trying macOS Big Sur beta.
Once you have submitted feedback with this app, you will receive a feedback ID to track the submission either in the app or on the Feedback Assistant website. You can track if your report is still being investigated, resolved or if a potential solution has been identified.
If you no longer experience a specific issue, you can mark the report as closed at any time.
If you have submitted multiple reports, Feedback Assistant provides a status for each of your feedback reports, so you can better understand the report’s resolution status. You also get to know how many similar reports are grouped with yours.
Thanks to the Feedback Assistant, you as an end user can work with Apple and help them polish macOS Big Sur when the final version comes out later this year. Although we focused on Macs in this article, you can also report bugs on iOS 14 beta, iPadOS 14 beta, watchOS beta, and tvOS beta if you use other Apple devices, even directly from the MacOS Feedback Assistant app. And Feedback Assistant also comes pre-installed on iPhones and iPads running beta software.
We hope you were able to provide feedback on the issues you encountered on your computer after updating to macOS Big Sur beta. What are your overall thoughts on the Feedback Assistant app pre-installed on beta software? Is your Mac running beta or public beta version of Big Sur? Share your valuable opinions and experiences in the comments section below.