Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.2 beta 2 to developers. The update is not accompanied by any release notes at the moment, and likely contains bug and security fixes, or performance improvements.
The company had last released macOS Big Sur 11.1 which was a major update and featured AirPods Max support, Apple TV updates, privacy labels in Mac App Store, improvements to Safari, Photos, Siri, and Maps, full-screen support for iPhone and iPad apps on M1 Macs, and a number of bug fixes.
December 17: Apple released the first public beta for macOS Big Sur 11.2
December 16: Apple released the first developer beta for macOS Big Sur 11.2
January 13: macOS Big Sur 11.2 beta 2 is now available for developers. The public beta was also released shortly after.
macOS Big Sur 11.2 beta features
Apple has not shared any release notes for the beta yet, but we will update this section once we find any new noticeable changes.
macOS Big Sur 11.2 beta compatible Macs
macOS Big Sur 11.2 beta is compatible with the following Macs:
- MacBook Air (2013 and newer)
- MacBook Pro (late 2013 and newer)
- MacBook (2015 and newer)
- iMac (2014 and newer)
- iMac Pro (2017 and newer)
- Mac mini (2014 and newer)
- Mac Pro (2013 and newer)
Download macOS Big Sur 11.2 beta 2
To download the developer beta, you must be registered to Apple’s developer program which costs $99/year. It will give you access to a beta access utility which you will have to download and install to enroll your Mac in the beta program. Alternatively, you can wait for the public beta update, which is released to users who are part of Apple’s beta software program. The program is free and gives you access to public beta builds, which are released a few days after developer betas.
If your Mac is already enrolled in a beta program, open System Preferences > Software Update to download then new beta. As this is beta software, make sure that you have a proper backup of your data before updating, as there might be bugs in the update that could cause data loss.