The Cupertino giant Apple has just announced macOS Big Sur Beta 1 with plenty of new features and a redesigned UI. Though the public release will take place very soon, right now the company has released the Big Sur Beta 1 for the developers in order to test it out their apps and gets prepared for the public release. However, you can download macOS Big Sur Beta 1 without the Developer Account. So, you can install it on your Mac quite easily and start experiencing the big Sur.
The new macOS comes with a redesigned UI where you will get the improved app icons, a new control center, a new notification center with grouped notifications, new widgets, and more. It also brings the Safari and Messages app with some cool new features. Here we’ve shared all the highlighted features below.
macOS Big Sur Beta 1 Features
- Brand new UI design of the OS with revamped built-in apps and icons.
- You will see a newly designed theme as well.
- New iOS-based control center that works similarly.
- Improved notification center with interactive and grouped notifications, and cool new widgets.
- Safari is now much faster. It has a customizable start page, improved power efficiency mode, website previews option, favicon support enabled by default for tabs, improved privacy, support for Chrome extensions, monitor password, and some other UI changes.
- Messages app has also the same features just like iOS. It supports pinned conversations, search improvements, mentions, inline replies, memojis, effects, GIF search, and a lot more.
Steps to Download macOS Big Sur Beta 1 Without Developer Account
If you’re not able to pay $99/year for the Apple Developer Account and still want to download and install the Developer Beta version on your macOS, then you can follow the steps below. Keep in mind that this is an early developer beta and may contain multiple bugs or stability issues or crashes. So, take a full backup of the device data at first and don’t install it on your primary working Mac as of now.
- First, download the macOS Developer Beta Access Utility on your Mac.
- Open the utility tool and install the beta update in order to enroll your Mac in Apple’s beta software program.
- Launch System preferences > Click on Software Update.
- Now, the macOS Big Sur update will appear.
- Click on Upgrade Now.
- Wait for the complete download and click on Install to start the update process.
- You’re done.
Roll Back to macOS Catalina
- As always, take a full backup at first.
- Click on the Apple menu and Restart the system.
- When your Mac reboots, press and hold the Command + R keys on your keyboard until the Apple logo appears.
- Here select the Time Machine Backup option to Restore the macOS Catalina.
- Click on Continue > Choose the Time Machine Backup Disk > Select the Time Machine Backup file that you want to restore. (If you don’t have any previously backed up data, then it can’t restore)
- Finally, follow the on-screen instructions and wait for the downgrade process.
That’s it, guys. We hope you’ve found this article pretty useful. For more queries, you can comment below.