Apple Seeds Mac OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan to Developers

Apple Seeds Mac OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan to Developers

This is a big day for those that are interested in Apple beta cycles. After all, it’s not abnormal for Apple to release iOS and Mac OS betas. It’s not even abnormal for those betas to come alongside a tvOS beta. It is, however, abnormal to see a watchOS beta side by side with those betas, so we can be sure that this is a big one.

iOS 9.3 beta was released today alongside a big list of features from Apple. Mac OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan is a bit more mysterious. If you’re interested you can check out the release notes below.

OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 build 15E27e Seed Notes


The OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.


Installation Instructions

Please be aware that you will not be able to revert back to your previous system after updating. Please install this update on a system you are prepared to erase if necessary.


You can install this update using the OS X Software Update Seed Configuration Utility:


– If you have already installed the new “OS X Software Update Seed Configuration Utility”, choose “Software Update” from the Apple menu. Otherwise, proceed with the following steps.

– Log into your Apple Developer account and download the “OS X Software Update Seed Configuration Utility”.

– After running the installer, the Mac App Store will open automatically. Click on the Updates panel and the latest version of OS X seed will now be available for download.

– When a newer seed build is available, you will receive a notification to update from the Mac App Store. Click the notification to begin the installation. New seed notes will be posted in the Mac Dev Center.

– To stop receiving new seed builds, go to the App Store in System Preferences and where it says “Your computer is set to receive pre-release Software Update seeds”, click on the “Change…” button.


Note: If you are using a computer which gets its updates from a local Software Update server, the OS X Software Update Seed Configuration Utility will reconfigure your machine to use Apple’s Software Update servers. Your computer must be able to connect to Apple’s Software Update servers to install the seed. We recommend that you remove any Configuration Profile that specifies a local Software Update server before installing the OS X Software Update Seed Configuration Utility.


Bug Reporting


This build is being provided to you for testing and development purposes. Should you encounter any problems, please submit a bug report using the online Bug Reporter at Please make sure to include “10.11.4 (15E27e)” in the bug title and description. This information will ensure that your bug is processed quickly.


When submitting a bug report, please make sure to include a Summary, Steps to Reproduce, Expected Results, Actual Results, and the diagnostic output generated by running ‘sudo sysdiagnose’ in the Terminal.


For complete instructions on submitting bug reports, please visit the Bug Reporting page at


Thank you for your support,

Worldwide Developer Relations

Apple, Inc.

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