How to install macOS 14.4 beta without beta profile

Apple has drop beta profiles, so here's how to get macOS 14.4 beta for free without needing a beta profile.

Back up your Mac

Skip this step if you already backed up your Mac.

Please note that you are about to install beta software. Always back up your data and files before installing beta versions of macOS. If you have multiple Mac computers, we strongly recommend installing on a secondary system. Backing up files on a Mac is easy with Time Machine, the built-in backup utility.

Learn more about Time Machine → backup macos using time machine

Turn on beta updates

For Mac computers running macOS Ventura 13.4 or later:

To get the macOS Sonoma Developer beta, go to System Settings > General > Software Update, then click the info button ⓘ next to ”Beta updates“. Choose the macOS Developer beta you’d like to install.

For Mac computers running macOS Ventura 13.3 or earlier:

  1. Go to BetaProfiles.dev to download the utility and run the installer (at the homepage, click on the "Developer" tab, and you will see the previous beta profiles).
  2. Open the macOS Developer Beta Access Utility and follow the instructions. download macos beta profiles
  3. When a new developer beta is available, you can install it from Software Update.

Please note that the configuration profile will only offer macOS 13 beta updates. To get macOS 14.4 beta, please follow the instructions for macOS 13.4 Ventura or later.


Install the macOS beta

You can install the macOS beta from Software Update, which appears under General in System Settings.

If a beta is not available, you will receive a notification when it is released.


Unsing .pkg file

You can also download the full installer below to update macOS 14.4 beta. After downloading, you will have a file named "InstallAssistant.pkg". Running this file will automatically generate an "Install macOS Sonoma.app" file located in the Applications folder. Click on it to start the installation.

Back up your Mac

Please note that you are about to install beta software. Always back up your data and files before installing beta versions of macOS. If you have multiple Mac computers, we strongly recommend installing on a secondary system. Backing up files on a Mac is easy with Time Machine, the built-in backup utility.

Learn more about Time Machine → backup macos using time machine

Turn on beta updates

For Mac computers running macOS Ventura 13.4 or later:

To get the macOS beta, go to System Settings > General > Software Update and click the “Info” button next to “Beta updates.” Choose the macOS beta you’d like to install.

choose macos sonoma public beta For Mac computers running macOS Ventura 13.3 or earlier:

From your Mac, go to BetaProfiles.dev to download the macOS 13 Public beta profile (at the homepage, tap on the "Public" tab, and you will see the previous beta profiles).

After downloading, run the installer then follow the onscreen instructions to complete installation.


Install the macOS beta

You can install the macOS beta from Software Update, which appears under General in System Settings.

If a beta is not available, you will receive a notification when it is released.

update macos sonoma public beta

Provide Feedback

The macOS beta comes with a built-in Feedback Assistant app that lets you send feedback directly to Apple whenever you come across an issue that needs addressing. You can launch Feedback Assistant from the Dock or by selecting 'Send Feedback' from the Help menu.


Share this page