Apple seeds macOS Mojave 10.14.6 beta 5 to testers [features and changes]

Apple has released macOS Mojave 10.14.6 beta 5 with under-the-hood improvements and bug fixes. The update is now available for registered developers, while a public beta will be available soon.

macOS Mojave 10.14.6 beta

Apple had previously released macOS Mojave 10.14.5 with AirPlay 2 support for Smart TVs, Apple News+ app update, audio latency improvements for 2018 MacBook Pros and various other bug fixes and improvements. macOS TV app was not part of this update and will be released this fall.

In a surprising move, Apple released this new beta just a couple of weeks before WWDC 2019, where the company will be announcing macOS Mojave 10.15, the next major update to their popular desktop operating system. macOS Mojave 10.15 will ship with Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time, a Mac to iPad display extension feature, new Music, Podcasts, TV and Books apps and much more.

Apple has also released iOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3 and tvOS 12.4 as betas.

macOS Mojave 10.14.6 beta 5

Apple delayed the release of the fifth beta version of macOS Mojave 10.14.6. Betas for iOS 12.4 and others were released on July 9, while this beta  was released on July 15. The build number is 18G78a. There’s nothing new in the release notes.  

macOS Mojave 10.14.6 beta 4

Apple released the fourth beta on July 9 with the build number 18G71a. We will update this post if we find any noticeable changes.

macOS Mojave 10.14.6 beta 3

The third beta was released on June 24. The build number is 18G59b. Nothing new in the release notes for this beta.

macOS Mojave 10.14.6 beta 2

The second beta has been released on June 11. The build number is 18G48f. Release notes mention a resolved issue related to Gatekeeper.

macOS Mojave 10.14.6 beta

The first beta was released on May 15 with the build number 18G29g. Apple did not share any release notes. We will update this post if we find any new noticeable features and improvements.

Installing macOS Mojave 10.14.6 beta

Compatibility

macOS Mojave 10.14.6 is compatible with the following Macs:

  • MacBooks introduced in 2015 or later
  • iMacs, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini models introduced in mid-2012 or later
  • 2010 and 2012 Mac Pro models and later, with recommended Metal-compatible graphics cards
  • iMac Pro, 2017 and later

Developer beta

To install the developer beta, you must be registered with Apple’s developer program. This will allow you to download a DMG file which will enable your Mac to receive developer beta updates. Beta updates will be downloadable from System Preferences > Software Update.

Public beta

The public beta is usually released soon after a developer beta. You must sign up with Apple’s beta software program to download and install public beta builds.