Apple Seeds Second Beta of Upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.2 Update to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.2 update to developers, one week after releasing the first beta and two weeks after the launch of the macOS Catalina 10.15.1 update.

The new ‌macOS Catalina‌ beta can be downloaded using the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper software from the Developer Center.


There's no word yet on what improvements the second update to ‌macOS Catalina‌ will include, but it most likely focuses on performance improvements, security updates, and fixes for bugs that weren't able to be addressed in the macOS 10.15.1 update.

We didn't find any major new features in the first beta, but we'll update this article if any changes are found in the second beta.

‌macOS Catalina‌ is a major update that eliminates iTunes in favor of new Music, Podcasts, and TV apps, nixes support for 32-bit apps, adds a new Find My app, brings a new Photos interface, and includes multiple privacy enhancements and other app refinements.

For full details on what's new in ‌macOS Catalina‌, make sure to check out our macOS Catalina roundup.

Related Roundup: macOS Catalina

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20 weeks ago


Rumour has it 32bit mode may make a return as an optional download in System Preferences.

Check out the latest MacOS beta.

I assume you just made this rumor up on the spot?
32-bit support is dead and buried.
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20 weeks ago


How are people liking Catalina? I heard a lot of concerns before its release, but not much afterwards.

Is it dramatically better? Or does it just feel incremental? How's disk usage... is a lot of space freed up after the upgrade, or is more space needed?

Works great. Nice and fast. Very stable. Good upgrade. No idea about space, not something I watch to be honest.
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20 weeks ago
Rumour has it 32bit mode may make a return as an optional download in System Preferences.

Check out the latest MacOS beta.
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20 weeks ago
This is the longest I've ever gone without updating my OS with the new one.
Just not confident in it
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20 weeks ago
Have they fix the vanishing mail bug yet??
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20 weeks ago


I'm still on Mojave. Should I update?


Catalina actually is a downgrade. It does __less__ for you than Mojave, the lack of a 32-Bit subsystem can be a real problem (especially in areas where you least expect it, like printer drivers that can no longer be installed), the "do you want to allow notifications for application xyz" dialogs are annoying, the Terminal's constant reminder "zsh is the new default, not BASH" keeps going on your nerves and other than that, there is absolutely nothing noteworthy new in Catalina.

So, as other posters have mentioned -- if you can ask that question, you can sit it out.
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