Apple Seeds Fifth OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan Beta to Developers and Public Beta Testers

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan update to developers and public beta testers, two weeks after seeding the fourth beta and more than a month after releasing OS X 10.11.1, the first OS X El Capitan update, to the public.

    The fifth beta, build 15C48a, is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center. Public beta testers can download the beta through the Mac App Store.


    OS X 10.11.2 appears to be an under-the-hood update as the four previous betas have not included any apparent outward-facing changes. OS X 10.11.2 is likely to include bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance improvements to address problems that have popped up since the release of OS X 10.11.1.

    Apple's release notes for OS X 10.11.2 have asked developers to focus on Networking, Graphics, Mail, Wi-Fi, Calendar, USB, Notes, Photos, and Spotlight.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Fifth OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan Beta to Developers and Public Beta Testers
  2. JustThinkin' macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2014
  3. Skoal macrumors 65816

    Nov 4, 2009
    Installing Dev beta now! Have to say beta 4 runs like a champ on my MBPr.
  4. uncle.zed macrumors member


    Nov 17, 2009
    hey apple, can you please bring back Polish spell check with this!!!!!!
  5. Mac Fly (film), Nov 30, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2015

    Mac Fly (film) macrumors 65816

    Mac Fly (film)

    Feb 12, 2006
    In the current 10.11.1 Notes has many bugs. System performance needs work. Mission control has issues. Wi-Fi networking still has serious bugs. And that annoying "followupd" thing in Notifications in System Prefrences needs to go. And 'System Prefrences' should be renamed "Settings" for further the cross pollination simplification in Apple's various systems. Even someone using a desktop OS for the first time knows what Settings is.
  6. Deeznuts. macrumors 6502


    Oct 26, 2015
    Queens, NY
  7. JustThinkin', Nov 30, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2015

    JustThinkin' macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2014
    Public Beta is currently downloading very slowly - 1-2 Mpbs on a connection that's about 100x faster than that.

    EDIT: 5 minutes later it's downloading at full speed and about to reboot - I guess that's typical in the first 10 minutes or so from post time.
  8. AeroUK macrumors 6502


    Jan 6, 2008
    New York
    Does it fix the bug with the Magic Mouse 2 where disabling 'Swipe between pages' has no effect?
  9. Erdbeertorte, Nov 30, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2015

    Erdbeertorte Suspended

    May 20, 2015

    Bildschirmfoto 2015-11-30 um 19.24.07.png

    And that one too:

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    Strange the MBP asked for iCloud password and FileVault activation, the iMac did not.
  10. WannaGoMac macrumors 68020


    Feb 11, 2007
    Wait, we need more emoticons! Update sucks if no new emojis!
  11. kemal macrumors 65816


    Dec 21, 2001
    Five betas for a .2 release? Apple should be shipping a .x release weekly for 10.11!
  12. xmlninja macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2010
    Likely due for final release before Christmas.

    No news on new beta or final for the tvos update?
  13. Erdbeertorte Suspended

    May 20, 2015
    I did not count them before. :(:p

    Why aren't they here in the forum by the way, at least the most common ones? I once tried to copy and paste some and most of them disappeared as I previewed my post, but a few of them stayed.
  14. Michael Goff macrumors G5

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    I do hope you're being sarcastic.
  15. alexgowers macrumors 65816

    Jun 3, 2012
    Agree i often search for setting and get nothing then remember it's called system preferences. This is totally not what i would call it! Please change it apple and make it simple. OS X is great but it's got some thing s stuck in the past and i don't get as to why it should be that way. The software on OS X has made the leap but the os is still maintaining it's some old school L33T platform for tech heads when it has no right to even consider itself as anything but usable.
  16. JustThinkin' macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2014
    It's definitely stable enough for your rMBP! I'm just not sure about mine.

    Now will you please download it and tell us if it's any good, so I can decide if I'm willing to take this huge risk since I have no idea whether my backups work or how to restore from them?

    [Every 10.11.2 beta has run well for me (better than the .1 official release was, which was one of the reasons why I've continued on the beta path), but you'd know this already if you'd tried them for yourself.]
  17. boston04and07 macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2008
    Totally agree with this. I find myself getting confused when I type in "settings" in the launchpad search field and nothing comes up.:confused:
  18. wizard macrumors 68040

    May 29, 2003
    While it runs nicely for me on a new MBP, if you have to ask it probably isn't for you.
  19. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    Individual apps have a "Settings" in the menu for their settings, so renaming "System Preferences" to "Settings" would actually be confusing. In iOS the individual app settings are in Settings, not in the app itself. Completely different organization.

    Of course, if you put the icon for System Preferences in the Dock, it's the same as that in iOS, so you do the the cross pollination there.
  20. KingOfStuff macrumors regular


    Jul 8, 2013
    most apps have it named Preferences
  21. Max(IT) Suspended


    Dec 8, 2009
    Quite a lot of betas for a supposedly minor release
  22. macsba macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2015
    Next to my Mac.
    Still no fix for the portability of Mail Archives. Yeah, there are times when I'm not on my main Mac and still like to have a copy of Mail Archives accessible on my other Macs.
  23. 2128506 macrumors regular


    Dec 28, 2013
    Heart of Mordor
    Safari randomly crashes on Youtube for no apparent reason.
  24. Michael Goff macrumors G5

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    Weirdly enough,if this is anything like iOS 9.2 it is not a minor release.
  25. calisurfboy macrumors regular


    Feb 26, 2008
    Anyone using the beta, can you tell me if it fixes this issue or adds an option to turn off:

    In finder window, if you click on a folder moving forward, then click on the back button, it defaults to the top of the finder window instead of the original location you were browsing. This is a problem when you have hundreds of files and have to scroll back to your original location.

    This default to top finder view is in El Capitan but not previous OS X versions. There are a lot of us annoyed by this like natural scroll but at least natural scroll added the option to turn off.

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