When Apple announced the release of OS X Yosemite on Monday 2nd June 2014 it was also mentioned that members of the public could sign up for OS X Yosemite Beta! While there will no doubt be some issues with the Beta, I’m sure like myself, a lot of people like to get their hands on pre release versions of software, so Apple have put a limit on the amount of people that can download the Beta, 1 million only!

To register for the Beta visit the OS X Beta Programme here

Just click on the blue “sign-up” button-

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Then sign in with an Apple ID and accept the terms and conditions of the Beta program.

Apple only say that the Beta will be made available in the summer, no specific date. So when the Beta is released you will receive an email with a redemption code and detailed installation instructions. Please be aware of the following warnings from Apple-

Be sure that your Mac is running OS X Mavericks. If you don’t have OS X Mavericks, you can download it free from the Mac App Store. We recommend installing OS X Yosemite Beta on a secondary Mac, since it may contain errors or inaccuracies. Please be sure to backup your Mac using Time Machine before you install the Beta. Since the Beta software is unfinished, some new features will not be available, such as phone calls, SMS, Handoff, Instant Hotspot, and iCloud Drive. Spotlight suggestions are U.S.-based only. Some applications and services may not work properly with the Beta software. If you are using iCloud Documents on Mavericks and you are also a member of the iOS Developer program, your documents will not sync across your other Macs and iOS devices.