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Apple Releases Fourth Beta of macOS Mojave to Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave update to its public beta testing group, two weeks seeding the third macOS Mojave public beta. Today's fourth public beta is the same as the fifth developer beta released earlier this week.

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 serious bugs.

Today's macOS Mojave update introduces several new wallpapers appropriate for use with Dark Mode. There are several wallpapers that feature images of the Mojave desert, along with new abstract oil slick-style wallpapers, new dark flower wallpapers, images that have been used to promote recent Mac refreshes, and more.


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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2 weeks ago

Is this stable enough to use on primary Mac?

Beta software is beta
Rating: 7 Votes
2 weeks ago

Is this stable enough to use on primary Mac?


I am using it as a primary Mac and it was stable pretty much for me. Except the last beta when it was slow and sluggish.

However, I do have 2 Macs and one runs High Sierra just in case... :)
If I would have only 1 machine - NO WAY! Try to find patience till the final release.
Rating: 3 Votes
2 weeks ago
Wooooooooo hoooo!! Finally so many new wallpapers !!!! :D:D
Rating: 3 Votes
2 weeks ago

Is this stable enough to use on primary Mac?

I hope it's not a serious question.
Rating: 3 Votes
2 weeks ago

Is this stable enough to use on primary Mac?

no
Rating: 3 Votes
2 weeks ago

I am using it as a primary Mac and it was stable pretty much for me. Except the last beta when it was slow and sluggish.

However, I do have 2 Macs and one runs High Sierra just in case... :)
If I would have only 1 machine - NO WAY! Try to find patience till the final release.



Thanks for the reply
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I hope it's not a serious question.

no


Thanks
Rating: 2 Votes
2 weeks ago

I am using it as a primary Mac and it was stable pretty much for me. Except the last beta when it was slow and sluggish.

However, I do have 2 Macs and one runs High Sierra just in case... :)
If I would have only 1 machine - NO WAY! Try to find patience till the final release.


I'm running it on my main machine, mainly due to the fact that I had to have dark mode as soon as humanly possible. I have only had a few issues (Running too hot at times, can't seem to get the unlock with my watch to work some times, odd issues with graphics flickering on my external display). Beyond those issues mine has been pretty solid. I do keep daily Time Machine backups though, even going back to High Sierra and keep my files stored in the cloud for the most part.

But then again, I am an IT professional so If I had to wipe it completely and start from a re-install it wouldn't be too much trouble for me.
Rating: 2 Votes
2 weeks ago

Is this stable enough to use on primary Mac?


No. Never use any beta on a primary machine unless you are prepared to lose everything.
Rating: 2 Votes
2 weeks ago
Is this stable enough to use on primary Mac?
Rating: 2 Votes
2 weeks ago

completely bricked my MacBook, thank god for back ups!

sheesh.


Boot in Recovery mode, connect to WIFI and select install MAC OS X.
Don't forget to delete Previous System Folder to recover space after the installation is complete.

It worked for me and I didn't loose any data.
Rating: 1 Votes

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