Apple has released the new macOS Big Sur Public Beta 7, with many changes and improvements. The update includes:
- Redesigned icons.
- More transparency throughout your computer's interface.
- significant changes in Safari
- iOS inspired Control Centre
List of compatible MacBooks with macOS Big Sur
- MacBook Air 2013 and later
- MacBook Pro Late 2013 and later
- MacBook 2015 and later
- MacBook Pro Late 2013 and later
- MacBook Pro and Air (M1, 2020
List of compatible Mac Minis, iMacs, and Mac Pros with macOS Big Sur
- Mac mini 2014 and later
- iMac 2014 and later
- iMac Pro 2017 and later (all models)
- Mac Pro 2013 and later
- Mac Mini and iMac M1 (2020-2021)
Back up your Mac being installing macOS Big Sur Public beta 7
It's the perfect time to get your Mac ready for macOS Big Sur! We know you've been waiting patiently, and we're excited that it is now available. But before installing regular updates on this developer beta- most likely with bugs or other issues-, be sure to back up your device first (and let us help). Here are some steps:
- Plug in an external drive your Macbook, iMac, or Mini mini
- Next, you will see a window asking you to use the drive to back up with Time Machine. Click Encrypt Backup Disk. Next, click Use as Backup Disk.
- If you didn't see the above window, click on the Apple icon, and click System Preferences and then click Time Machine.
- Click the Select Backup Disk, and select your drive.
- Lastly, select the box for Encrypt Backups and click on Use Disk.
- Choose the box for “Show Time Machine in the menu bar.” Following that, click on it from the top menu bar, and select Backup Now.
Enroll your Mac for macOS Big Sur Public beta 7
Maybe you're a Mac user interested in the public beta software coming to macOS. If so, then I've got some exciting news for you: The macOS Public Beta Access Utility gives users access to all of these new features and more!
To get started with this excellent utility, click on the link “Download the macOS public beta access utility“- there are instructions right inside it showing how easy it will be for your computer's installation process!
Download the macOS Big Sur 11.3 beta 7
After you've finished enrollment, you will be prompted to download and install the macOS Big Sur 11.3 beta 7 from Software Update in System Preferences.
Choose Upgrade Now to get the release. If a public beta is not ready, you will get a notification when it is released.
Install the macOS Big Sur Public beta 7
After the macOS BigSur, 11.3 Bet 7 has finished downloading, and the installer will launch and walks you through the installation process.
Stay on the latest macOS Big Sur Public beta 7
When a new macOS BigSur public beta is available, you'll receive a notification from Software Update. You can install the macOS BigSur Public Beta from Software Update in System Preferences.
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