Apple releases second developer beta for macOS Big Sur 11.1


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Apple has released the second developer beta of macOS Big Sur version 11.1 with no known changes beyond the usual bug fixes.

New developer builds of Apple’s beta operating systems can be downloaded via the Apple Developer Center for those enrolled into the test program, or via an over-the-air update on devices running the beta software. Public betas typically arrive within a few days of the developer versions, via the Apple Beta Software Program website.

This is the second beta of macOS Big Sur 11.1, the first was released on November 17 with no known new features. Updates could include bug fixes surrounding the M1 transition for processors and some issues users have with rebooting their Mac.

AppleInsider, and Apple itself, strongly suggest users avoid installing betas on to “mission-critical” or primary devices, due to the potential for data loss or other issues. It is instead recommended to install betas onto secondary or non-essential devices, and to ensure there are sufficient backups of important data beforehand.