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Apple Releases Third Beta of macOS Mojave to Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave update to its public beta testing group, a week and a half after seeding the second macOS Mojave public beta. Today's third public beta is the same as the fourth developer beta released yesterday, and makes macOS Mojave available for 2018 MacBook Pro models.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program can download the macOS Mojave beta through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store. Subsequent betas are installed in a different way, using the Software Update icon in System Preferences.


Those who want to be a part of Apple's beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing website, which gives users access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas.

Potential beta testers should make a full Time Machine backup before installing macOS Mojave, and it should not be installed on a primary machine because betas are unstable and often have bugs.

macOS Mojave's main new feature is a systemwide Dark Mode, which gives Mac users a new way to view the operating system. A revamped Mac App Store makes it easier than ever to discover great apps, while Dynamic Desktops give you wallpapers that subtly change throughout the day.

An improved Finder window with Gallery View, Sidebar, Quick Look, and Quick Actions makes it easier to manipulate, edit, and organize your files, while Desktop Stacks organizes all of the files on your desktop.


The Apple News, Stocks, Home, and Voice Memos apps have made their way to the Mac in Mojave, and for the first time, you can use Siri on Mac to control HomeKit products. Group FaceTime, an iOS 12 feature, is also available in Mojave and lets you chat with up to 32 people at one time.

Apple is keeping your data safer than ever with new security and privacy improvements, and Safari in macOS Mojave makes it much harder to track you through share/like buttons and via your system configuration.

macOS Mojave is compatible with 2015 and newer MacBooks, 2012 and newer MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and iMac models, the 2017 iMac Pro, and Mac Pro models from late 2013 and mid-2010 and mid-2012 models with Metal-capable GPUs.

Mojave will be available in a beta capacity for the next several months so Apple can work out bugs ahead of a fall release.

Related Roundup: macOS Mojave


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22 weeks ago
Anyone else getting some Nostalgia from the Software Updates section in System Preferences now?




Rating: 16 Votes
22 weeks ago
I have to admit, despite being early in the beta cycle I have had smooth sailing with Mojave on multiple machines. It even worked when I upgraded it on a fusion iMac from the old PB High Sierra that had APFS set before they yanked it.
Rating: 4 Votes
22 weeks ago
Installed fine for me. No issues so far. 2013 MacBook Pro 13".
Rating: 3 Votes
22 weeks ago
Is Dashboard broken somewhat for everybody? Now it crashes when opening the third pane of the Calendar widget which shows the current days events, holidays, etc. Also, the widgets have a black extended background around the edges that is still present in this beta. Is Apple intentionally trying to make it buggier with each release until it dies off or what? I still like to use it for quick Weather, Calendar, Stock, and Sticky Note widget viewing. I know most of this can be viewed in the Notification Center as well, but I still prefer to use Dashboard most of the time.
Rating: 2 Votes
22 weeks ago
Installing on my 2017 MacBook Pro 15” now. PB2 was reasonably smooth but a few UI bugs here and there. Overall it’s a good leap forward for the OS. Huge fan of Dark Mode. One thing that would absolutely cripple me using Mojave in a work environment is the removal of some legacy plugins from Safari. Microsoft Silverlight can now not be used at all on Firefox, Chrome OR Safari. Lord help all the people working with old school intranets, online databases and the like...
Rating: 1 Votes
22 weeks ago
Mojave PB3 installed easily for me. I'm seeing immediate and substantial performance improvements when running Adobe Lightroom Classic on this release.
Rating: 1 Votes
21 weeks ago
Same here... also this:



Rating: 1 Votes
22 weeks ago

No iOS beta wtf

It makes a pleasant change for us macOS testers not to have to wait!
Rating: 1 Votes
22 weeks ago

Anyone else getting some Nostalgia from the Software Updates section in System Preferences now?

Yes, I pointed out the similarity a couple betas ago. :)
Rating: 1 Votes
21 weeks ago

LOL...I have a late 2014 5K myself and you are correct...iTunes does load now before an icon hop completes!

TRUE
[doublepost=1531949503][/doublepost]This Beta is so far the fastest on. SUPER FAST
Rating: 1 Votes

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