Apple has released the tenth beta version of macOS Big Sur to users registered in the beta test program for the next generation Mac OS system software release.
MacOS Big Sur 11 features an updated and redesigned user interface, including new icons, a new Dock look, lighter and whiter interface elements, and more white space. In addition, the Big Sur Control Center for Mac includes various enhancements and new features for Safari, including an instant translation feature, new messaging features on Mac, and various other new features, enhancements, and changes.
Although beta system software is usually only recommended for advanced users on secondary hardware, technically anyone can install the Big Sur public beta on a Mac that is compatible with the OS release. Keep in mind that the beta system software is less stable than final versions.
How to download MacOS Big Sur Beta 10
Always back up your Mac with Time Machine before installing a system software update, especially with beta builds.
- Go to the Apple menu, then select “System Preferences”
- Select “Software Update”
- When macOS Big Sur beta 10 appears as available, choose to update and install
As always, your Mac will restart to complete the software update installation.
Apple usually goes through a series of beta versions before releasing a final release to the public. While the timeline for Big Sur is not entirely clear, the company has said that the final version of MacOS Big Sur will be released this fall. There have been mixed rumors that Big Sur will soon be released, and with the tenth beta being released, it still seems inevitable that the final release will be available until later.