Apple Seeds macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 Beta 1 to Public Beta Testers

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Earlier this week, Apple seeded the first developer beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.5, and now the company is back with the first public beta.

Apple today officially seeded the first public beta for macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 to the public beta program testers. This is the same software that Apple seeded with the developer preview earlier this week, so there shouldn’t be any new additions to this particular beta seed.

To update, those within the public beta program that have their devices registered can simply head into the Mac App Store, select the Upgrade tab, and download the new beta software. For those who have not signed up yet, but want to, you can do so through this link. Once you have signed up and registered your supported Mac, you will be able to download and install the pre-release software from the Mac App Store.

As far as what’s new in this beta build, Apple is reintroducing the Messages on iCloud feature, which it initially rolled into the beta seeds of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, but subsequently pulled from the software ahead of the desktop OS’s upgrade last week. Apple appears to be finalizing testing for the feature with macOS 10.13.5, so it is possible the company will launch the feature with the new software later this year.

As it stands, no other major features were added to the software. If any new discoveries are made with the public beta, we will update this post accordingly.

Do you plan on trying out macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 ahead of its public launch?