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Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan update to developers and public beta testers, one week after releasing the fourth OS X 10.11.6 beta and more than a month since the public release of OS X 10.11.5. OS X 10.11.6 has been in testing since May 23.

OS X 10.11.6 beta 5 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

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OS X 10.11.6, much like OS X 10.11.5 and the El Capitan updates that came before it, focuses mainly on performance improvements and bug fixes instead of obvious outward-facing changes. According to Apple's release notes, the update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of Macs.

No obvious changes or bug fixes were found in the first four betas, but we'll update this post should anything new be discovered in the fifth beta.

Apple has also started testing macOS Sierra, the next-generation Mac operating system set to be released this fall. macOS Sierra includes features like Siri integration, auto unlocking with the Apple Watch, Apple Pay for the web, a new storage optimization feature, and more.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Fifth OS X 10.11.6 Beta to Developers and Public Beta Testers
 

McTTS

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Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan update to developers and public beta testers

This is incorrect as the public beta for OS X aka. MacOS is not yet available.
 

nitramluap

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Wondering if anyone can help. I was part of the Beta Program but then opted out just before the last official (non-beta) update - which I then installed. I opted out using the App Store System Preferences button... but it keeps installing betas!

It's driving me nuts. I can't work out how else to stop this. It's annoying because I can't upload App revisions from Xcode using beta software without resorting to the csrutil technique - which is a PITA.

Any ideas how I can properly stop these beta updates!?
 

loby

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I just hope this fixes the wifi troubles.

and other things...

I am using a Mac Pro 2013 (New) and wiped out El Cap. and put on Yosemite. Faster, seems to work better...and RAID capacity.

Very disappointed in El Cap. Was hoping for the "Snow Leopard" OS, but received yet another issued OS. El Cap. is good for general use, but if you have to do production..not reliable.

Now we have to break in another OSMac or whatever you want to call it now... Will have to stick with older OS's.. :(
 

tills24

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My wifi connection is awful with this beta. With 10.11.6 beta installed on my MacBook Pro Retina 13" mid 2014, I'm getting 1.36 mbps download and .69 mbps upload on my work wifi (which is 100mbps). Using the thunderbolt ethernet dongle connecting to the gigabit network, I get 619 mbps down and 367 mbps up.
On my iPhone 6S running 9.3.3 (the latest public beta), I'm getting 16.38 down and 17.87 up on the same network.
 

JGRE

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Wondering if anyone can help. I was part of the Beta Program but then opted out just before the last official (non-beta) update - which I then installed. I opted out using the App Store System Preferences button... but it keeps installing betas!

It's driving me nuts. I can't work out how else to stop this. It's annoying because I can't upload App revisions from Xcode using beta software without resorting to the csrutil technique - which is a PITA.

Any ideas how I can properly stop these beta updates!?

Login to the Apple beta program page at: https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/ and change your status.
 

pondosinatra

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My wifi connection is awful with this beta. With 10.11.6 beta installed on my MacBook Pro Retina 13" mid 2014, I'm getting 1.36 mbps download and .69 mbps upload on my work wifi (which is 100mbps). Using the thunderbolt ethernet dongle connecting to the gigabit network, I get 619 mbps down and 367 mbps up.
On my iPhone 6S running 9.3.3 (the latest public beta), I'm getting 16.38 down and 17.87 up on the same network.

I'm sure it's fixed in MacOS Sierra... ;)
 

CmdrLaForge

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My wifi connection is awful with this beta. With 10.11.6 beta installed on my MacBook Pro Retina 13" mid 2014, I'm getting 1.36 mbps download and .69 mbps upload on my work wifi (which is 100mbps). Using the thunderbolt ethernet dongle connecting to the gigabit network, I get 619 mbps down and 367 mbps up.
On my iPhone 6S running 9.3.3 (the latest public beta), I'm getting 16.38 down and 17.87 up on the same network.

I have the exact same issues. iPad and iPhone and two other Macs are fast but my main machine slow like hell. Re-synchromizes often and stuff like that. It is a horrible experience as Internet is quite important. I hope it gets better on macOS Sierra. I went through different trouble shooting procedures including finding the best DNS with namebench and so on....
 

mscuthbert

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No problems with changed Wifi speeds here on 10.11.6 beta five on a 2012 Macbook Air. (Not denying their problems or implying that the other posters said that their problem was universal)
 
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