Apple provides third beta of macOS 11.5 to developers

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Apple has started seeding the third beta build of macOS 11.5 to developers for testing on their Macs.

The newest builds can be downloaded via the Apple Developer Center for those enrolled in the test program, or via an over-the-air update on devices running the beta software. Public betas typically arrive within a few days of the developer versions, via the Apple Beta Software Program website.

Apple released the second developer beta for macOS 11.5 on June 2. The first beta was provided to developers on May 19, alongside the initial betas of iOS 14.7, iPadOS 14.7, tvOS 14.7, and watchOS 7.6.

The beta releases so far have yet to include any major features or changes to the operating system, and it appears to be more a bug fix, product support, and performance improvement update. It is unlikely that any new features will surface in this version, as Apple is probably keen to keep its new additions for its fall milestone release.

AppleInsider, and Apple itself, strongly recommend users don't install the betas on to "mission-critical" or primary devices, as there is the remote possibility of data loss or other issues. Instead, testers should install betas onto secondary or non-essential devices, and to make sure there are sufficient backups of important data before updating.

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