macOS Catalina 10.15.2 goes into beta testing


macOS Catalina 10.15.2 beta available for developers
Developers get their first taste of macOS Catalina 10.15.2 in beta form.
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Testing for the next version of macOS just began. macOS Catalina 10.15.2 will replace a update that came out only a week ago, but Apple never really stops work on any of its operating systems.

All we know at this point is that the initial beta of this upcoming version makes a few tweaks to networking, but more significant changes are possible.

Screen Time Communication Limits are part of iOS 13.3, which is in beta testing now. Apple promises this feature is also coming to Macs, but Apple’s All Features webpage for macOS says it won‘t be available until spring. Perhaps Apple plans to have it out sooner, though.

The current non-beta version, macOS Catalina 10.15.1, brought additional emoji, support for the just-launched AirPods Pro, HomeKit Secure Video and more.

How to get the first macOS Catalina 10.15.2 beta

Apple made the first macOS Catalina 10.15.2 beta available today only to developers. A public version could be out soon — even tomorrow if Apple continues its habits with other recent beta versions.

In the mean time, getting access to this pre-release edition requires joining the Apple Developer Program, which costs $99 a year.