Third macOS Sonoma Public Beta Now Available

Apple today provided the third beta of the upcoming macOS Sonoma update to its public beta testing group, allowing non-developers to test the new operating system ahead of its fall launch. The new beta comes two weeks after Apple released the second beta.

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Public beta testers can download the macOS 14 Sonoma update from the Software Update section of the System Preferences app after signing up on Apple's beta testing website and opting into the public beta under the Beta Updates section.

‌macOS Sonoma‌ introduces interactive widgets for the desktop, making widgets more useful and more prominent. You can even use your iPhone widgets on your Mac's desktop through a new Continuity feature.

There are updated screensavers that are similar to the high-resolution animated screensavers available on the Apple TV, and for video calls and presenting, there's a Presenter Overlay option that lets you move, walk, and talk in front of content you're sharing from your Mac.

Safari supports web apps so you can add your favorite websites to your Dock, plus there are new Profiles to separate your work browsing and personal browsing. iCloud Keychain supports sharing passwords with others, and private browsing windows are locked when they are not in use.

Enhanced AutoFill is available for PDFs so you can quickly fill in information like names, addresses, and emails, plus users can collaborate on PDFs and see real-time updates through the Notes app.

For more on what's new in ‌macOS Sonoma‌, including a new Game mode, we have a detailed macOS Sonoma roundup that highlights all of the features in the update.

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Top Rated Comments

anthogag Avatar
9 months ago
SoundSource now works with Sonoma public beta. Roque Amoeba made it happen.

If it doesn’t update automatically then hold option key and start the app. A window will open. Choose “test release”.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rjw1678 Avatar
9 months ago

Anybody using this with a USB DAC on an M1 Mac?
I have a M1 Mini to a Schiit Audio Yggdrasil OG and a M1 Studio Ultra to a Schiit Audio Bifrost 2 OG. Both DACs work fine using standard USB cables to connect the DACs to M1 Macs.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jz0309 Avatar
9 months ago
download started on my M1 MBA.
So far the PBs have been stable for me
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Appleandy Avatar
9 months ago
More excited for this then for the Phone announcements
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
anthogag Avatar
9 months ago

So, just out of curiosity, can anyone confirm that Adobe Cloud and MSFT360 work seamlessly with these betas please?
Adobe Cloud works. Adobe apps work.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
leicaman Avatar
9 months ago

Problems persist with full-screen Twitter video display in Safari. Curiously, I only see it happening with the Twitter website.
That is not much of a loss, eh?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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