Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of macOS Mojave to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the seventh beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave update to developers for testing purposes, one week after releasing the sixth beta and more than two months after introducing the software at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

macOS Mojave introduces a new method of installing software updates, so after you've installed the initial beta using the appropriate profile from the Developer Center, additional betas can be downloaded through opening up System Preferences and choosing the "Software Update" icon.


Apple's macOS Mojave update introduces a systemwide Dark Mode, with Mojave users able to choose between a light theme or the new dark theme, which changes the color of the dock, menu bar, apps, and other elements. Dark Mode is accompanied by Dynamic Desktops, aka wallpapers that subtly change throughout the day. Additional wallpapers were introduced in the fourth and fifth betas.

Stacks, a new desktop organization system, keeps all of your desktop files neat and organized, while Finder has been enhanced with a Gallery View, a Sidebar, a revamped Quick Look option and Quick Actions, so you can do more in the Finder window than ever before.

Screenshots can now be edited using Markup tools and a new management options that also allow for easy screen recording, while Continuity camera, a new feature, allows you to import photos and document scans directly from an iPhone or iPad to the Mac.

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The Apple News, Stocks, Home, and Voice Memos apps have been ported from iOS to macOS as part of a multiyear project Apple is working on to make it easier to bring iOS apps to Macs, and Apple has introduced several new privacy protections to keep your data safer than ever.

Apple is also making it harder for websites to track you with a range of new Safari tools, and it's also easier to make and store secure, hard-to-guess passwords for each and every website.

Apple has added an entirely revamped Mac App Store to macOS Mojave that makes it easier to discover apps with a featured section and specific categories for games, creative apps, productivity apps, apps for developers, and more.

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macOS Mojave is available to developers and public beta testers to work out bugs and other issues ahead of an upcoming fall public release.

Update: According to Apple's release notes, today's macOS Mojave beta removes the Group FaceTime feature, which is no longer slated for release when macOS Mojave launches. Apple says Group FaceTime will be coming in an update set to be released "later this fall."

Update 2: Apple has also seeded a new beta of macOS Mojave for public beta testers.

Top Rated Comments

mikeboss Avatar
32 months ago
Build 18A365a
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chucker23n1 Avatar
32 months ago

Onyx turns on dark mode in High Sierra:

https://www.titanium-software.fr/en/onyx.html

That's misleading. Dark Mode in High Sierra is quite incomplete.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tywebb13 Avatar
32 months ago
Seed note says printing issue is fixed in beta 7.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
acegreen Avatar
32 months ago
Beta 6 caused a startup crash, rendering my MacBook Pro useless. Will likely need to reformat it.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacHiavelli Avatar
32 months ago

I have not yet downloaded Mojave on my 2017 MBP for fear of stabilization. Apple has done a great job thus far with the beta releases of iOS 12, Mojave seems hit or miss. I really just want to use Dark Mode.

Onyx turns on dark mode in High Sierra:

https://www.titanium-software.fr/en/onyx.html
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chris The Bipolarbear Avatar
32 months ago

man apple is going extremely fast, I was thinking that Mojave was going to be release on October, but most likely in September but by the way they are going, maybe we will have it by the end of the month or probably early September, but I always thought October the latest or late September the sooner but if apple have it ready by the end of this month then that will match snow leopard release date = august 28

Last year high Sierra was released 25th September
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