How to update to macOS Mojave final version from beta build

It’s been over a week since Apple released macOS Mojave 10.14 to the general public. The operating system was in beta testing ever since it was announced at WWDC 2018. Thanks to the availability of developer and public beta testing programs, a large number of users enroll their Macs to download and install the test builds. However, when the final version releases, users do not get a direct update, but remain stuck with the GM build, until there is a newer developer or public beta release. Luckily, there’s a simple workaround that can help you switch from beta to final release.

It is relatively simple to download macOS Mojave. Just open Mac App Store and search for the new operating system to download and install. But, this will simply update your OS and might not remove the developer profile that you have installed on your system. Follow the below steps to ensure that your Mac remains on stable operating system releases.

If you already have a developer or public beta installed on your Mac, go to System Preferences > Software Update. This is the new software update user interface in Mojave, which has replaced the previous operating system update procedure which required users to go to Mac App Store > Updates.

Software Update macOS Mojave

On this screen, click on the Details link on the bottom left of the window, under the message which says This Mac is unrolled in the Apple Developer Seed Program. This is the message that shows if you are using a developer beta. In the dialogue box that shows up, click on Restore Defaults to unenroll your Mac from receiving beta updates.

Apple Developer Seed Program Restore Defaults Now, you are free to download and install the stable version of the operating system. Open Mac App Store and search for macOS Mojave. Click on GET and the Software Update screen will open up.

macOS Mojave Mac App Store

Click on Download to confirm that you want to download macOS Mojave 10.14. The download is around 6GB in size. Depending on the amount of files that you have on your Mac, it might take some time to install as well.

macOS Mojave 10.14

Note that this procedure will not remove your personal data as you are simply doing an upgrade.