How to Upgrade from macOS Beta to Stable on a Mac
Beta operating systems are a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you learn about new changes and features. On the other, you have to deal with bugs, potential unexpected reboots, glitches, instability, and more. It’s easy to install the macOS beta, but should you? If you’ve already signed up and have regrets after the beta, don’t worry. Apple’s beta program is flexible, and you can upgrade to stable macOS whenever you feel the need. The steps are simple and we have detailed them below.
Switch from macOS beta to stable
- Launch it System Preferences application.
- Click on the Software update section.
- Click on Details in the lower left corner.
- Press on Reset.
- So ! This will unenroll your Mac from the beta program and you will only receive stable macOS updates in the future. Of course, if you change your mind, you can always re-register.
It’s worth mentioning that following these steps will not automatically replace the beta version of macOS with the stable version. This will only alert the servers that you are only interested in stable releases from now on. If you don’t have the patience to wait for the next version, you will have to restore the entire operating system, which can be a complex procedure.
Wanting to go back to the stable channel is understandable, especially when it comes to the Mac. Beta versions of macOS can be more problematic than those of iOS. Also, many people depend on their machines for work or study. So they would expect the apps and the system, in general, to work as expected. They can’t risk having their workflows interrupted by an unsupported application that has decided to drop the new version. In the end, you know the risks and can assess your personal case accordingly.
Are you running macOS beta on your daily driver? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments section below.