How to Install MacOS Catalina Developer Beta 6 on Your Mac

Want to install macOS  Catalina beta 6 to your Mac? If yes, then you landed on the right place. As always, Apple is providing earlier versions of its OS to be tested by developers and the public. Today we are going to talk about “macOS Developer Beta 6” which is the newest beta of its macOS Catalina. macOS Catalina Beta 6 is released only for developers so if you don’t own a developer account, then you won’t be able to install. However, if you are a developer and want to install it to your Mac, then you can stay here. So let’s get started.

What is the Release Date of macOS Catalina Beta 6?

In August 2019, Apple released its beta 6 of macOS Catalina for developers. If you want to install it on your device, then you can follow the below tutorial about it. It is also known as macOS 10.15. macOS 10.15 is stuffed with the latest features and tech.

How to Download and Install macOS 10.15 Beta 6?

Downloading and installing macOS 10.15 beta 6 is not straightforward. In order to install it on your Mac, you have to go through some steps given below to understand the whole process:

Step 1: Creating an Archived Backup Using Time Machine

Before we start, we should take a quick backup of your current Mac using Time Machine. A backup will help if anything happens during the installation process. Your data will be saved in the backup file. If you want to protect your precious data, then a backup with Time Machine is recommended. Here’s how to take a quick backup of your Mac:

  1. First, plug-in your portable hard drive to your Mac using a connector cable. You can also use the Time Capsule instead of an external hard drive.
  2. Head to the “Apple” button located on the top-left corner of your display.
  3. Choose System Preferences from the given options.
  4. Now navigate to the Time Machine.
  5. Turn on Time Machine toggle switch by clicking on it.
  6. Go to Select Backup Disk and then select the disk in which you want to store your backup files.
  7. The program will format your drive and then start the backup process.
  8. Once the backup is done, you are ready to go for the second step.

Step 2: Downloading macOS Catalina Beta 6

This process is pretty straightforward and only requires a few steps. Here’s how to download macOS Catalina beta 6:

  1. Head to developer.apple.com on your favorite browser of your Mac.
  2. Go to the “Discover” option from the top navigation menu.
  3. After that hit, the macOS icon appeared on the top of the website.
  4. Now click on Download.  
  5. When asked to log-in with your developer account, then log-in using your account credentials.
  6. Move down in the webpage and then hit the Install Profile button to install macOS 10.15. The installation file will be downloaded automatically just after that.
  7. Now navigate to the Downloads folder or downloads directory on your device. There you will find the “macOS Catalina Developer Beta Access Utility” folder. 
  8. Now find and then double click on the “macOSDeveloperBetaAccessUtility. pkg”  installer file.

Now the installer will download the necessary files to install macOS Catalina beta 6. 

Once the Download completes, your device will check for the updates. After that, you have to click on the Update button. Now your system will download developer beta software to your Mac. 

After completing the Download, the Installation process will trigger on your screen. 

Now look for the latest developer, beta 6 on the updated list and click on it and wait for the downloading process.

How to Install the macOS 10.15 Developer Beta 6  

Once the downloading finishes you will be asked to install the update automatically by the system. Here’s how to install it to your Mac:

  1. Hit the Continue button.
  2. Read Apple’s Terms and Conditions and then checkmark the box to agree to it.
  3. Then hit the Install button.
  4. After that, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Your device may reboot to the black screen in order to install the macOS Catalina.  

Dave Hogan is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

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