1. kch50428's Avatar
    Go to beta.apple.com and log in with your AppleID - Enroll your devices per instructions - download, and enjoy!

    Discuss the usual stuff here... issues, work-aorunds, observations...

    My download is 6GB. Yeah, 6GB...

    7/22/15 -- beta 2 available

    7/29/15 -- beta 3 available

    8/4/15 -- Beta 4 available

    8/18/15 -- Beta 5 available

    8/31/15 -- Beta 6 Available

    9/9/15 -- GM available to Public Beta users
    Last edited by kch50428; 09-09-2015 at 09:15 PM. Reason: Public Beta GM
    James Yarbrough and Bigeric23 like this.
    07-09-2015 02:36 PM
  2. Bigeric23's Avatar
    Thanks for letting us know.
    07-09-2015 02:45 PM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    Google mail on the ElCap Public Beta/Stock mail app - anyone else have it mucked up?? Won't connect - giving an error... Google says an unrecognized device is trying to access my Gmail...
    07-10-2015 12:41 PM
  4. JakubRWrobel's Avatar
    I'm getting a "Can't connect to the Apple server" error when trying to enter my Apple ID info for iCloud. Have no problem signing in to all my other devices (even iTunes), but I keep getting this error on my MB Pro. Any workarounds or fixes that anyone knows of?

    EDIT: Fixed it. Turns out a simple restart of the machine did the trick.
    Last edited by JakubRWrobel; 07-13-2015 at 05:39 PM. Reason: Found fix.
    07-13-2015 03:47 PM
  5. kch50428's Avatar
    Issue in Notification Center: They took away the UTC/GMT clock choice in the World Clock widget...
    07-14-2015 09:11 AM
  6. pappy53's Avatar
    I can delete recent contacts in the Audio section of FaceTime, but if I close it out and reopen it, those deleted recents reappear.
    07-16-2015 08:59 AM
  7. plokhoj's Avatar
    I've been using El Capitan for a few weeks. Awesome update. New Notes view and split screen are features I like the most.
    07-16-2015 12:58 PM
  8. kch50428's Avatar
    7/22/15 -- Public Beta 2 available
    07-22-2015 01:10 PM
  9. msm0511's Avatar
    7/22/15 -- Public Beta 2 available
    I downloaded the Public Beta 2. When I go to restart my MBP it says the release details have changed (or something to that effect). When I click Show Details the window disappears, but nothing ever pops up. Any ideas?
    07-22-2015 01:36 PM
  10. kch50428's Avatar
    Mine is still installing...
    07-22-2015 01:53 PM
  11. kch50428's Avatar
    I clicked 'continue' on a screen that came up and said something like you noted above and it went on and finished the set-up and finished fine.

    Still no UTC/GMT clock to select in the Notification Center World Clock widget...
    07-22-2015 02:57 PM
  12. msm0511's Avatar
    I clicked 'continue' on a screen that came up and said something like you noted above and it went on and finished the set-up and finished fine.

    Still no UTC/GMT clock to select in the Notification Center World Clock widget...
    On the third try of re-downloading it finally went through. Up and running now. Hopefully it'll address some of the heat issues I was having before.
    07-22-2015 03:40 PM
  13. kch50428's Avatar
    Public Beta 3 now available...
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    07-29-2015 03:34 PM
  14. kch50428's Avatar
    They put back the UTC clock in the Notification Center World Clock widget! Yay!!
    07-29-2015 04:45 PM
  15. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Installing now. The last beta caused the fan on my MacBook to run a lot. Hopefully, this update will not.
    07-29-2015 07:56 PM
  16. msm0511's Avatar
    Installing now. The last beta caused the fan on my MacBook to run a lot. Hopefully, this update will not.
    The first beta made my fan run nonstop. The 2nd was much better. The 2nd also seemed to fix the compatibility issue I was having with 3rd party apps.
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    07-29-2015 08:07 PM
  17. burdell1's Avatar
    it most of the screensavers are going wonky (a technical term not sure if it is something with the video card on public beta 3 of El Capitan
    07-29-2015 10:38 PM
  18. Dave Reiser's Avatar
    If my Mac App Store app isn't showing the public beta 3, does that mean Apple has pulled it, or that there's something wrong with my beta 2?

    My app store history does say the public beta 2 was installed 5 times in quick succession the day I last updated.

    I tried downloading the public beta from my "Purchased" list, but it sort of looks like that's the original public beta 1 (but I can't find any El Cap version information for that one after downloading it).

    Dave
    07-30-2015 05:12 PM
  19. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    it most of the screensavers are going wonky (a technical term not sure if it is something with the video card on public beta 3 of El Capitan
    Yeah, after the installation, the background screen/wallpaper displayed a lot of 'interference', but not on any other screen.
    07-30-2015 05:48 PM
  20. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    If my Mac App Store app isn't showing the public beta 3, does that mean Apple has pulled it, or that there's something wrong with my beta 2?

    My app store history does say the public beta 2 was installed 5 times in quick succession the day I last updated.

    I tried downloading the public beta from my "Purchased" list, but it sort of looks like that's the original public beta 1 (but I can't find any El Cap version information for that one after downloading it).

    Dave
    Did you give the Mac App Store app time to check for an available update? When I opened the Mac App Store app, it checked for an update and alerted me to dev beta 3.
    07-30-2015 05:49 PM
  21. Dave Reiser's Avatar
    Did you give the Mac App Store app time to check for an available update? When I opened the Mac App Store app, it checked for an update and alerted me to dev beta 3.
    Yes, several times (wait 5 or more minutes, punch the Updates button, wait for the spinning gear to go away and report "No Updates available"), including after rebooting the Mac.
    07-30-2015 06:35 PM
  22. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Yes, several times (wait 5 or more minutes, punch the Updates button, wait for the spinning gear to go away and report "No Updates available"), including after rebooting the Mac.
    Unless Apple pulled the beta or you've unknowingly updated, I honestly don't know what to tell you. Check the build number of the version you currently have installed.

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    07-30-2015 06:40 PM
  23. Dave Reiser's Avatar
    Unless Apple pulled the beta or you've unknowingly updated, I honestly don't know what to tell you. Check the build number of the version you currently have installed.
    I'm guessing that Apple has not pulled the beta, since I found what looked like an authentic link to the update outside the App Store. I hadn't had my system booted from 10.11 (or even had the external drive on which it resides connected to the mac) from before PB3 was released until this afternoon. It's very unlikely to have been updated in that first boot after the PB3 release without the App Store even being open.

    My About This Mac window now reports that 15A234d is installed. I'm not expecting further betas to work since I've circumvented the store. But we're getting close enough to release that I won't have long to wait.

    Working from an external drive is aggravating (slow) enough that I don't spend too much time in ElCap anyway. I'm mostly making sure that the apps I use the most will work, and most of them do. If sourceforge would get their cvs service back up, I could try some other items of interest to me.

    Dave
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    07-30-2015 07:06 PM
  24. kch50428's Avatar
    Beta 4 available 8/4/15...
    08-04-2015 01:10 PM
  25. reversalagent's Avatar
    Can you upgrade from say PB2 --> PB4, while skipping over PB3? I have yet to download PB3, but yet do not see the update for 4 yet and not sure how the OS X betas work.
    08-04-2015 03:52 PM
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