Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 update to developers, one week after seeding the fourth beta and more than a month after releasing the macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 update.

The new macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 beta can be downloaded through Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store with the proper profile installed.

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macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 introduces support for Messages on iCloud, a feature that was previously present in macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 betas before being pulled ahead of the release of the update. Messages on iCloud is also available in iOS 11.4.

The Messages on iCloud feature is designed to store your iMessages in iCloud for improved syncing. Right now, incoming iMessages are sent to all devices where you're signed into your Apple ID, but it's not true cloud-based syncing because your old messages don't show up on new devices nor does deleting a message remove it from all of your devices, both features enabled through Messages on iCloud.

Messages on iCloud also allows your older iMessages and attachments to be stored in iCloud rather than on your iPhone, iPad or Mac, saving valuable storage space.

The update also likely includes bug fixes and performance improvements for issues that weren't addressed in macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, but as Apple does not provide detailed release notes for macOS High Sierra beta updates, we may not know exactly what's included until the new software is provided to the public.

No other major outward-facing changes were found in the first four betas of macOS High Sierra 10.13.5, but we'll update this post should any new features be found in the fifth.

The previous update, macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, brought support for external graphics processors (eGPUs) along with Business Chat in Messages and several other bug fixes and smaller feature improvements.

Update: The fifth macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 beta is also available for public beta testers.

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dotnet Avatar
79 months ago
But, will it fix MBP keyboard issues?
Probably. Dust protection is just a dozen lines of code or so.
:rolleyes:
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Milltek Avatar
79 months ago
Hi,

Can anyone explain why it is that from time to time when installing a beta the machine does all the downloading, restarts, appears to go through the installation process and finally reboots and ends up with the previous version of the OS??? Usually, re-downloading and re-installing fixes this but it wastes an incredible amount of time.

Is there anything I can do to ensure that completes the install properly the first time around??
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raccoontail Avatar
79 months ago
The DisplayLink forums are reporting that 10.13.5 does not fix the DisplayLink incompatibilities that started with 10.13.4. Boo!
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meaning-matters Avatar
79 months ago
But, will it fix MBP keyboard issues?
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stonerdt Avatar
79 months ago
Public Beta too is available.
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justperry Avatar
79 months ago
Does anyone have the same UI glitch here, when my Macs sleep and I awake them you can see the Ui behind the login for a split second (a security issue), this is going on since quite a few High sierra including beta's, happened only on my 2012 MBP but started on my 2012 Mac mini as well on the last beta.

This only happens when both my Macs slaap just for a short while, not for a longer time like hours.
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