Apple is moving with a semi-consistent rollout of its latest beta builds of its popular operating systems, including its desktop OS, macOS High Sierra.
Apple today officially seeded the fifth developer beta for macOS High Sierra 10.13.5. At the time of publication there were no new features reported or discovered, but that may change in the coming hours as developers get some more time to utilize the new pre-release software.
To update, developers need to have their macOS devices registered with the Apple developer program. Once that is done, they can download and install the new software from the Mac App Store. It can also be downloaded from the official developer website.
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. 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.
If any new discoveries are made with the latest beta, we will update this post accordingly. It is likely that Apple will also seed a corresponding public beta to the public beta testers soon. It should be seeded some time this week.