Apple has released the second public beta 2 of macOS Big Sur 11.3. The update does not contain any major changes, but mostly under-the-hood bug fixes and improvements.
The first macOS Big Sur 11.3 beta was released over two weeks ago and shipped with a number of feature updates for Safari, Reminders, Music, Apple News+, and improvements to iPad apps on M1 Macs, support for new Xbox and PlayStation 5 controllers, and more.
Public Beta 2 of macOS Big Sur 11.3 is out now
The only new changes found in this update so far include the following:
- Support for Autoplay is now available in the Music app for macOS Big Sur. This feature is already available on iOS, and helps to discover music similar to what you are listening to.
Big Sur 11.3b2 FINALLY adds Autoplay to the Music app on macOS!! pic.twitter.com/5NL0v9f29P
— Will Sigmon (@WSig) February 17, 2021
- Safari now supports WebM files, finally. Apple also took ages to add WebP support to Safari, which was included in macOS Big Sur last year.
macOS Big Sur 11.3 Public Beta 2 compatible Macs
macOS Big Sur 11.3 public beta 2 is compatible with the following Mac modes:
- 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 11.3 Public Beta 2
To download macOS Big Sur 11.3 Public beta 2, you have to register to Apple’s beta software program allows anyone to sign up for free, and download public beta builds of Apple’s operating system, however, these updates often release a few days after the developer betas which can only be installed by users registered with Apple Developer Program for $99 annually.
If your Mac is already in the beta testing program, simply go to System Preferences > Software Update to download the new update. It goes without saying that beta software can be unstable and buggy which could lead to data loss, so make sure to back up your Mac, before you go down this route.