Download and install macOS Catalina to your Mac without a developer account

macOS Catalina developer preview has been released with new features that need testing before they’re launched to the public. I will show you how to install macOS Catalina beta onto a Mac without a developer and with a developer account.

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Before we get started, macOS Catalina is a beta intended for developers. So, I just want to make it clear, you use this guide with no warranty. Using beta software can mess up your device and the following may happen

  • Loss of data
  • Random resets
  • Apps may not work or crash
  • Battery Drain
  • The device may become unstable

How to download the macOS Catalina developer beta

Downloading macOS Catalina to your Mac is as simple as visiting Apple’s developer portal.

  1. Visit and login to your on your Mac.
  2. Goto the macOS Catalina downloads
  3. Scroll down and click on the Install Profile button for macOS Catalina 10.15. The file will automatically download to your Mac.
  4. Open your Downloads window and select macOS Catalina Developer Beta Access Utility.
  5. Double-click macOSDeveloperBetaAccessUtility.pkg to run the installer.Install macOS Catalina beta profile mac

How to install the macOS Catalina developer beta

After macOS Catalina is finished downloading, you will be prompted to install the software to your Mac

  1. Click on Continue.
  2. Agree to Apple’s Terms and Conditions.
  3. Click on Install.
  4. Follow the instructions to install macOS Catalina.

Download & Install macOS Catalina without a developer account

  1. Visit and BetaProfiles
  2. Goto the macOS Catalina downloads.
  3. Click on the macOS Catalina beta profile to download
  4. Double-click macOSDeveloperBetaAccessUtility.pkg to run the installer.
  5. Follow the same install process above.

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Jon Ratcliffe
I have a huge passion for technology having worked in the sector for over 18 years in a variety of roles. I cover Wearables, tech and smart home. My reviews and information will talk about how the product works in reality and not just what the marketing departments want you to think.

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