Apple Seeds First Beta of macOS Sonoma 14.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Sonoma 14.1 update to developers for beta testing, with the update coming just a day after the public launch of macOS Sonoma.

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Registered developers can opt-in to the beta through the Software Update section of the System Settings app. Under Beta updates, simply toggle on the Sonoma Developer Beta. Note that an Apple ID associated with an Apple Developer account is required to get the beta.

There are several features that were announced at WWDC in June but that did not make it into the launch version of ‌macOS Sonoma‌. Apple says that these features are coming in an update later this year, so we could begin seeing some of them in this beta.

Additions we are waiting on include interactive Music widgets, iCloud Sync improvements, the option to use Stickers through the Tapback menu in Messages, Intelligent form detection and Enhanced AutoFill for PDF documents and forms, an option to complete words by pressing the space bar, collaborative playlists in the Music app, and a favorite songs playlist.

When we learn what's new in the beta, we'll update this article.

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vegetassj4 Avatar
8 months ago
Sonoma has done the impossible for me: made the wake from sleep issue even worse. Computer (2019 Intel iMac) immediately wakes when trying to sleep it, and continues spinning up and down my external HD's as it keeps trying to sleep and then wake. I've given up on troubleshooting, etc.



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Rychiar Avatar
8 months ago
Can i get a calculator widget
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
8 months ago
Comparison of 14.1 beta 1 to previous RC2 that became the public release

macOS 14.1 beta (23B5046f)

* Safari Version 17.1 (19616.2.6)
* System Firmware Version: 10151.40.132 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 23.1.0: Thu Sep 14 23:07:43 PDT 2023; root:xnu-10002.40.63.505.1~3/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64

macOS 14 RC2 (23A344)

* Safari Version 17.0 (19616.1.27.211.1)
* System Firmware Version: 10151.1.1 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 23.0.0: Fri Sep 15 14:41:34 PDT 2023; root:xnu-10002.1.13~1/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
8 months ago
Released today to devs
iOS 17.1 beta (21B5045h) - September 27, 2023
iPadOS 17.1 beta (21B5045h) - September 27, 2023
macOS 14.1 beta (23B5046f) - September 27, 2023
watchOS 10.1 beta (21S5042f) - September 27, 2023
tvOS 17.1 beta (21K5043e) - September 27, 2023
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
crescentmoon Avatar
8 months ago

Sonoma has done the impossible for me: made the wake from sleep issue even worse. Computer (2019 Intel iMac) immediately wakes when trying to sleep it, and continues spinning up and down my external HD's as it keeps trying to sleep and then wake. I've given up on troubleshooting, etc.


Had this happen in ventura....eventually I went into energy saver and prevented automatic sleeping when the display is off.... and stopped hard disk sleep....
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
8 months ago
The .1 finally matches every other operating system this time.
macOS usually lags one major X.X behind everything else.
More continuity between the operating systems is never a bad thing in my opinion
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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