Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of macOS 14 Sonoma to Developers

Apple today seeded the sixth beta of the upcoming macOS 14 Sonoma update to developers for testing purposes. The beta comes two weeks after the launch of the fifth beta.

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Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and after the appropriate profile is installed, with the betas available through the Software Update mechanism in System Settings.

macOS Sonoma introduces new Apple TV-like screen savers that also serve as wallpapers after you log in, plus it moves widgets to the desktop. You can use the new widget gallery to choose from a range of widgets, and then drag them to your Mac's desktop.

Widgets can be arranged in any way that's useful, and when you're using an app, they are designed to fade into the background so they're less distracting. ‌Widgets‌ are more interactive than before, so you can use them to do things like play music, turn off the lights in your home, and more. Through Continuity, your iPhone's widgets can also show up on your Mac's desktop.

Video conferencing has improved with a new Presenter Overlay view that shows your desktop or project in new ways, plus Safari now supports web apps for the Dock and the option to create Profiles so you can separate personal browsing from work browsing.

Other new features include improved search that's faster and more responsive, password and passkey sharing, a revamped stickers interface for the Messages app, PDF integration in notes that makes it easier than ever to manage PDFs, and more.

‌macOS Sonoma‌ will be in beta testing for several months, with a public release coming this fall.

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Top Rated Comments

Lcgiv Avatar
9 months ago
MR is pretty seedy today
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jz0309 Avatar
9 months ago
So PB in a day or 2. PB has been very stable on my M1 MBA, for my use case(s)
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
patearrings Avatar
9 months ago

It's been a long time. Can't wait to see what's in this new beta!
It's been 2 weeks, like it has been for every single other beta.......
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fwmireault Avatar
9 months ago

It's been 2 weeks, like it has been for every single other beta.......
All the other platforms received a new beta last week, except macOS. There's a reason why macOS is only getting beta 6 today while everything else is on the 7th beta version
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
9 months ago
macOS 14 Beta 6 added the Sonoma Screen Saver



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Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
uczcret Avatar
9 months ago

I have the last beta of Sonoma installed, but now do not see the beta option under Software Update...I have restarted a couple of times already....strange... Anyone else, or any solutions?
Same here. I have a developer account, done every iOS 17 and macOS 14 beta on my phone and laptop. Beta updates option disappeared from both devices.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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