Apple’s latest operating system, MacOS Ventura, will be released this fall. It brings enhancements to multitasking with Stage Manager, as well as new ways to bring your iPhone closer to your Mac. That said, you may be wondering how (and when) you can download MacOS Ventura.
At the time of writing in June, MacOS Ventura is only in a developer beta phase. That means you have to pay the $ 100 fee and sign up for the Apple Developer program to sign up for your Mac to get the new OS. In July, however, MacOS Ventura will go public for free beta testing through the Apple Beta Software Program. We have all these methods to download the MacOS Ventura tire in this handy guide.
We have a warning before we go into the details. MacOS Ventura is still in developer beta. It also only works with select Mac models that we list here.
There will be lots of bugs affecting the performance of your Mac if you choose to install it at this early stage. You also need to back up your Mac via Time Machine before installing it. In addition, we also recommend downloading and then creating a bootable USB installer for the version of MacOS that came with your Mac.
This is so that if you have issues, you can perform a restore of your original MacOS version if Apple’s built-in Internet recovery feature does not reinstall the operating system that came with your Mac. So proceed at your own risk as Digital Trends cannot be held responsible for any damage to your Mac.
Install through the Apple Developer Program
To begin installing MacOS Ventura, sign up for the Apple Developer Program using Safari on your Mac. If you have not already done so, visit the Apple website for details on the application and then follow our steps below.
Step 1: Back up your Mac. Then click on the Apple Developer Program website Register button at the top right. Read the terms and conditions and accept. You can then click Start your registration button at the bottom.
Step 2: Sign in with your Apple ID and password. If you have configured two-factor authentication, enter the code sent to your Apple devices in your web browser. Once you have entered it, you can click on Confidence button to avoid re-entering the code.
Step 3: Buy a membership for $ 100. You can turn off automatic renewal so you are not charged again next year.
Step 4: Once you have logged in and purchased a license, there should be a new sidebar available for you to view. Things like Membership, Certificate IDsand Documentation should appear. Below Additional resourcessearching Downloads.
Step 5: You will be taken to a web page showing all the downloads available to you. click on Install profile button next to it Mac OS 13 Beta.
Step 6: This will download the .pkg file. Be sure to make a note of where it is stored.
Step 7: Once the .pkg file is downloaded, double-click to launch it and follow the on-screen instructions.
Step 8: When the Install MacOS Developer Beta Access Utility closes, go to the Apple menu and select System preferencesfollowed by Software update.
From there you will see it Mac OS 13 Beta is listed. click on Upgrade now button and wait. The download should take up to an hour, depending on your internet connection.
Step 9: When you have finished downloading, Install MacOS 13 Beta app must be opened on your system. If it did not, look for it under your applications or update and go back to System Preferences to check for download again. Follow the instructions on your screen and select the drive where you want to install MacOS Ventura. Your Mac will restart a few times and eventually you will be up and running with the OS.
Install through the Apple Beta Software Program in July
While MacOS Ventura has not yet hit the public for free testing, Apple has mentioned that this will happen in July. When that happens, you can test through the Apple Beta Software Program. Here’s how you do it.
Step 1: Back up your Mac. Then sign in to the Apple Beta Software Program website using your Safari Apple ID on your Mac. You may be prompted to enter a two-factor authentication code if it is configured. Enter the code to continue.
Step 2: Once logged in, sign up for your Mac using the MacOS Public Beta Access Utility. Scroll down to the registration page and click on the blue one fetch button in step two on the page.
Step 3: Install this utility and follow the instructions on your screen.
Step 4: Once the tool is installed, you can go to the Apple menu and select System preferencesfollowed by Software update.
Step 5: You will see MacOS Public Beta in the list. click on Upgrade now button. Allow it to download. Finally, you will get a pop-up window with an installer. Follow the instructions and select the drive for installation. Your Mac restarts and you have Ventura!
While we will not go into the details, there are ways to get the early developer beta for MacOS Ventura at no cost. Again, you can research these methods at your own risk. It will involve downloading the same profiles we mentioned above and following the same steps but skipping the $ 100 fee.
However, we strongly discourage this as the developer beta is very unstable and downloading profiles from sites that are not sanctioned by Apple is very unsafe and possibly illegal. It’s best to wait for you to wait for Apple to figure out the bugs and download through the Apple Beta software program.