Apple Releases Second macOS Sierra Public Beta

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today released the second public beta of macOS Sierra, the newest operating system designed for the Mac. Today's second public beta comes two weeks after the release of the first macOS Sierra public beta and just a few days after the launch of the third developer beta of macOS Sierra. The second public beta and the third developer beta offer the same features.

    Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the macOS Sierra beta through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

    Those who want to be a part of Apple's beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing website, which gives users access to both iOS and OS X betas.

    macOS Sierra is a significant update that brings Siri to the Mac, allowing users to conduct voice searches to find files, look up information, and more. New Continuity features include an "Auto Unlock" option for unlocking a Mac with an Apple Watch, and a Universal Clipboard for copy paste that works across multiple devices.

    Deeper iCloud integration makes files stored on the desktop or the Documents folder of a Mac available on all of a user's devices, and Photos features new deep learning algorithms for facial, object, and scene recognition. Messages includes rich links, bigger emoji, and "Tapback" response options, and the macOS Sierra update will bring Apple Pay to the web.

    For full details on all of the new features included in macOS Sierra, make sure to check out our macOS Sierra roundup.

    Article Link: Apple Releases Second macOS Sierra Public Beta
  2. Sundoctor1 macrumors newbie


    Mar 13, 2015
    I think it's Desktop AND Documents folder - I don't see an option to just sync the Desktop, though I'd like that.
  3. ajay96 macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2013
    667MB on a 2015 retina MacBook Pro. Build number is 16A254g

    Attached Files:

  4. arggg14 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2014
    Can anyone confirm that the safari crashing has been fixed? I've also never been able to use a VPN w/Safair, Mail, messages, or outlook.
  5. Dilster3k, Jul 20, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2016

    Dilster3k macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2014
    Yaaaas, finally. Waited for the second beta and downloading Sierra for the first time.

  6. freediverx macrumors 6502a

    Feb 19, 2006
    I've had no problem using AirVPN, but they have the advantage of a dedicated VPN app instead relying on the godawful Tunnelblick.
  7. BrooklynAl macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2011
    Is the on/off Switch for time machine in system preferences no longer a feature or is it a glitch with my beta?
  8. ajay96 macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2013
    I think it's gone. I just see a check box with "Backup Automatically".
  9. Kaibelf macrumors 68020


    Apr 29, 2009
    Silicon Valley, CA
    That weird issue where you wouldn't see the text in an outlook Subject field on emails appears to be fixed, thank god. That was MADDENING.

    UPDATE: Nope. It worked for one email. Ugh. :mad:
  10. Aeonofgods macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2013
    It keeps giving me an error during installation that says it cannot be verified. Not sure if it is just me or what to even do about that
  11. ck2875 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2009
    0 MB on a 2009 MacBook Pro, unfortunately.

    On the plus side, my late 2009 iMac is still supported.
  12. arggg14 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2014
    Yeah I'm using Private Internet Access with their own app as well.
  13. 6836838 Suspended

    Jul 18, 2011
    I'd reconnect symbolic links and Dropbox.

    As an asside, Siri seems to struggle with Documents if it's a symbolic link to another partition.
  14. jsgtpd macrumors member

    Dec 26, 2012
    Still haven't fixed my issue. Saving a file always goes to the wrong folder :(
  15. ghostface147 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2008
  16. dlfgma macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2016
    Does PB2 show up as a separate downloadable install or does it replace PB1?

    I don't see it on the App Store but then again I'm trying to update on an unsupported MBP.
  17. mdw1, Jul 20, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2016

    mdw1 macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2015
    --- Post Merged, Jul 20, 2016 ---
    It replaces PB1
  18. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2013
    Utah, USA
    Public Beta 2 seems to be chewing up my memory. I have 16 GB, have only Safari, Mail, and Activity Monitor running, and have only 5 GB free. I've logged in and out and restarted to no avail.
  19. blacktape242 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2010
    Sacramento, CA
    Ill wait for the next one and then DL it. I'm excited tbh about this release.
  20. BrooklynAl macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2011
    Thanks....wanted to be sure. Has you noticed when checking for updates in the App Store that you get the beach-ball for a few seconds and at the same time the system is not responsive until update check is complete? It only lasts a few seconds but noticed this with both El Capitan an macOS Sierra....annoying.
  21. TheAustrianGuy macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2010
    Same here.
    Downloaded twice already.
    Downloading a third time as I type :)
  22. Luscious Suspended

    Aug 8, 2007
    They addressed my biggest gripe by adding in the option to return to iOS 9 and earlier style Touch ID functionality to unlock the device with a single touch of the home button. Having to touch it twice was a huge PITA!!!!!! For those wondering where to look it's under Settings - General - Accessability - Home Button - Rest Finger to Unlock.
  23. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    Yes! Been sorely waiting for the second updates for macOS and iOS since I first got them. Really buggy and laggy (especially iOS) and hoping this resolves some things.

    I do have a question for some: Do any websites utilize Apple Pay yet? Anything we can try now on Sierra?
  24. ramram55 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2012
    Keep trying you will it get going.

Share This Page