How to Download and Install macOS Sierra 10.12.3 beta 2 on your Mac

Apple has just released MacOS Sierra 10.12.3 beta 2 following the release of the beta 1 last week. MacOS Sierra 10.12.3 beta 2 focuses on bug fixes and under the hood performances. If you have been a member of MacOS beta program, you can head to your Mac App Store and click on Updates and download the beta to your Mac. If this is the first time you have MacOS Sierra beta installed on your Mac, make sure that you keep on reading to find out more.

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The update may come with some new features, but it also includes some bugs that may ruin your day, so we recommend you install the beta on your secondary device. If not, all you need to do is to wait for the final release.

In this guide, we will run you through the steps to download and install MacOS Sierra 10.12.3 beta 2 on your Mac.

  1. Steps to make an archived backup of your Mac

Before we proceed with step-by-step guide for downloading and installing the beta 2 on your device, make sure that you have created a full backup of your Mac. Here is how you can do this:

Step one: First off, you need to connect your Mac to an external hard drive or Time Capsule with a USB or Thunderbolt cable

Step two: Once you are done, you are supposed to click on the Apple icon located in the upper left of your screen and select System Preferences to proceed

Step three: Once you are in, select Time Machine in the system preferences window. After that, you are now supposed to turn the Time Machine slider on

Step four: You now need to click Select Backup Disk and select the disk you wish to use. Once you are done, Time Machine will format the hard drive for backups and all you need to do is to wait until the process is completed.

  1. Steps to download MacOS Sierra 10.12.3 beta 2 to your Mac

Step one: First off, you need head to here and click on the Developer tab

Step two: Once you are done, you need to login with your developer account. Once you are in, you simply need to scroll down to Download button and click on it to download MacOS Sierra 10.12.3 beta 2 to your computer

Step three: You now need to open your Downloads window and choose macOS Sierra Developer Beta Access Utility to proceed

Step four: All you need to do now is to double-click on the macOSSierraDeveloperBetaAccessUtility.pkg to start downloading

  1. Steps to install MacOS Sierra 10.12.3 beta 2 on your Mac

Step one: Once the MacOS Sierra 10.12.3 beta 2 finishes downloading, you now need to click on Continue and agree to terms and conditions

Step two: You now need to click on Install and follow the instructions to install MacOS Sierra 10.12.3 beta 2 on your Mac.

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