Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15 Beta 4 to Developers

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Apple is busy testing all kinds of new software versions this summer and macOS Catalina 10.15 is one of them. Using the macOS 10.15 beta’s, we can discover even more new functions, sometimes also functions that Apple did not mention on stage. Read on to find out everything about the beta of macOS 10.15!

The fourth beta of macOS 10.15 Catalina is now available for developers. Public beta testers can still get started with public beta 2, which is behind a few versions.

New in this beta is the possibility to use the new screensaver Drift. You see here a multicolored 3D representation of light rays, with particles moving in waves. You can choose from multiple color themes based on the wallpaper that you use. You can also choose from the Space Gray, Silver, and the multi-colored Spectrum themes.

You need a a profile is required to download macOS beta 10.15, first have to delete your “old” macOS beta profile. You can find the macOS 10.15 beta profile in Apple’s Developer Portal. At the moment the beta is only available for developers. It is expected that public testers can get started with the first beta of macOS 10.15 around the end of the month.

Note: these betas are only for developers and are not suitable for use on devices that you need daily.

Below is a timeline of the macOS 10.15 beta for developers:

  • macOS 10.15 beta 4: July 16, 2019 (published)
  • macOS 10.15 public beta 2: July 4, 2019 (published)
  • macOS 10.15 beta 3: July 2, 2019 (published)
  • macOS 10.15 public beta 1: 24 June 2019 (published)
  • macOS 10.15 beta 2: June 17, 2019 (published)
  • macOS 10.15 beta 1: June 3, 2019 (published)
  • macOS 10.15 final: September 2019 (expected)

macOS 10.15 is an important update for developers. Starting with this version, developers can transfer their iPad apps to the Mac. Also, there are all kinds of extra functions. So you can later also use Screen Time on the Mac and use an iPad as an external screen for your Mac. You can read more about all the possibilities of macOS 10.15 in our explanation page.

Remember that you can often encounter problems when testing betas. First of all, not all functions are usually immediately available but are added and expanded during the test period. You may also suffer from crashes or some apps may not work properly.

So keep this in mind if you decide to test a macOS update. It is therefore not recommended to install a beta on a device that you use every day, because there may still be many problems in the beta. You can also install macOS 10.15 on a separate partition.

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