Apple has a macOS Mojave Public Beta for anyone willing to try
the new versions Mac operating system before it is officially
released. Why would you want to run a beta operating
system? If you’re a developer, you’ll want to see how your
product can use the new features. But if you’re a regular user,
it’s a opportunity to try the new features and see how the OS
works with your current apps and hardware.
Here’s what you need to know about the Public Beta.
The latest: macOS Mojave Public Beta 1 now available
Apple has released the latest version of the beta, called macOS
Mojave 10.14.4 Public Beta. New features include Apple News in
Canada, support for TouchID and Safari autofill, and the
ability for Safari to automatically display a website in Dark
Mode if the site has a dark theme.
To install, the 10.14.4 Public Beta, you must be enrolled in the Public Beta program. Then, you
can install the update the Mojave’s Software Update updater
(About This Mac > Overview
> Software Update.)
What is the macOS Mojave Public Beta?
macOS Mojave is the current version of the Mac operating
system. Apple makes a public beta version of Mojave
updates available for people to try out, test against
their favorite software, and report bugs to the company.
Since this is beta software, there’s a good chance it could
cause problems on your Mac. You may encounter frequent freezes
and crashes, or your apps may not work. Don’t count on it being
stable enough to use all the time.
Should you install the macOS Mojave Public Beta?
You should not install the beta on a production Mac or any
other Mac you depend on and need to keep running. If you’re
worried that a beta flaw will prevent you from using your Mac,
don’t install it.
If you do decide to try the beta, you can provide Apple with
valuable feedback. Install it on a Mac that you consider a
What should you do before installing it?
Back up your Mac. You can use Time Machine or whatever backup
setup you already have. You need a backup you can use that you
can revert to in case you need to stop using the beta and need
to restore your system.
How to get the macOS Mojave Public Beta
Sign up for the public beta program online here.
You will need to use your Apple ID to sign up.
Which Macs are compatible with macOS Mojave?
- MacBook (Early 2015 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or newer)
- Mac mini (Late 2012 or newer)
- iMac (Late 2012 or newer)
- Mac Pro (2017)
- Mac Pro (Late 2013, plus mid-2010 and mid-2012 models with
recommended Metal-capable GPU)
How to uninstall the macOS Mojave beta
If you try out the beta and decide later that you don’t want to
use it anymore and want to go back to macOS High Sierra, Apple
has instructions on How to unenroll from the public beta and
how to restore your system.
What happens after the final version ships?
You can continue to use the public beta. You’ll get beta
version of Mojave updates when they become available. If you
want to get rid of the beta and install the final version, you
can by downloading the macOS Mojave installer in the App Store.