How to download and install macOS 13 Ventura Beta without a developer account

Launched alongside iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and watchOS 9 at WWDC 2022, macOS Ventura offers several exciting new features, including a redesigned Settings app, Stage Manager, FaceTime Transfer, and more. Well, if you have a registered Apple developer account, you can install macOS 13 Ventura beta on your Mac without any problem. Well, even if you don’t have a developer account, you’re out of luck. Yes, you heard right! You can also download and install the macOS 13 Ventura beta without a developer account. Let me walk you through the process in this step-by-step guide.

Install macOS 13 Ventura Beta without a developer account (2022)

Back up your data before installing macOS 13 Beta

As macOS 13 is still in development and will undergo rigorous beta testing before its official fall release, you should be prepared for a plethora of bugs and issues. Problems such as unexpected battery drain, overheating, and random rebooting are quite common in pre-release software. Not to mention that dreadful issues like crashing and data loss might plague your device if you don’t follow the instructions carefully. Therefore, we suggest backing up your Mac device before proceeding.

Fortunately, there are several ways to backup your personal data and information on Mac devices.

Back up your Mac with Time Machine

With Time Machine, macOS’ built-in backup feature, you can automatically back up your apps, photos, music, documents, and other personal data.

1. First of all, connect external storage device such as a USB or Thunderbolt device on your Mac.

2. Next, click on the apple menu in the upper left corner of the screen and navigate to System Preferences -> Time Machine.

Open Time Machine on Mac

3. Click on “Select backup disk“.

Back up your Mac with Time Machine

4. Select the name of your disk then click on the “Use Diskoption. That’s it! Time Machine will now back up your Mac device.

Back up your desktop and document files with iCloud Drive

macOS lets you store your desktop and document files in iCloud Drive. You should choose this option not only to add an extra layer of protection against data loss, but also to make files accessible on all devices.

1. To begin, click on the apple menu in the upper left corner of the screen and select “System Preferences“.

How to download and install macOS 13 Ventura Beta without a developer account

2. Now click on the Apple ID icon that appears in the upper right corner of the window.

Click on Apple ID in System Preferences on Mac

3. Next, click “iCloud” in the left sidebar.

Choose iCloud in macOS Settings

4. Next, make sure the iCloud Drive the check box is enabled. Then click on the “Choice” button that appears next to iCloud Drive.

Enable iCloud Drive on Mac

5. Check the box for desktop and documents folders and click “Do” to finish.

Back up your desktop and documents with iCloud Drive on Mac

Make sure your Mac device supports macOS 13

If you were hoping your older Macs like the 2017 MacBook Air would support macOS 13 Ventura, you’d be disappointed to know they’ve been left out. Therefore, make sure to check whether your device supports macOS Ventura or not.

Download macOS 13 Ventura Developer Beta Profile

1. First, launch Safari and go to betaprofiles.com.

2. Now scroll down to find the MacOS Beta Profile section and tap “Install profile“.

Install macOS 13 profile

3. Once your browser has downloaded the DMG macOS 13 beta profile, double click on the file to open it.

Run the macOS 13 beta installer package

4. Next, double-click the macOSDeveloperBetaAccessUtility.pkg file in the pop-up window to open the installer. Now follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Download and install the macOS 13 beta profile
Install the macOS beta profile
  • Once the installer has been successfully downloaded to your Mac, System Preferences will begin to check for a macOS update. After that, click Update to download and install the macOS 13 developer beta software.
  • Just in case the macOS 13 developer beta software does not appear in the list of updates, restart your Mac (Apple menu -> Restart). Next, launch the Mac App Store and click on the Updates tab.
  • As for how long the macOS Developer Beta Update may take to finish downloading, that entirely depends on the file size and your Wi-Fi connection.

Install macOS 13 Ventura Developer Beta on your Mac

Once the macOS 13 software beta is downloaded, a prompt to install the macOS Ventura developer beta will appear on the screen. Just follow these steps after that:

1. Click Continue in the prompt that appears on the screen.

Click Continue

2. Next, agree to Apple’s Terms and Conditions.

Agree to Install macOS Ventura Beta on Mac

3. Finally, click “Install” then press “To restart” to apply the changes.

The Ventura beta is being installed
Restart your Mac

Keep in mind that your Mac device may reboot multiple times during installation. And you will see a black screen with Apple logo and a progress bar to follow the installation process. Since the installation will take some time, better have a cup of tea and wait patiently.

How to get started with macOS 13 Developer Beta

When your Mac restarts, the brand new macOS 13 Ventura Lock Screen will be waiting for you. Now log into your Mac as usual and configure it according to your preferences.

Configure macOS 13

Install and test macOS Ventura now!

Hope you went through the macOS Ventura installation process without any issues. After installing the developer beta on your Mac, it’s time to try out all the new features and find some nifty hidden settings. We’ve also started testing the macOS Developer Beta in our offices and are bringing you in-depth guides to some of the new features. So stay tuned for more macOS Ventura goodness over the next few weeks. As always, if you come across any cool features as well, don’t forget to share them with our readers in the comment section.