How to Download and Install macOS 14 Sonoma on your Mac

Apple’s new macOS Sonoma has just been announced and it indeed has a ton of great features for you to use. The features that come with macOS Sonoma are pretty good. First off, you are now able to add widgets to your desktop easily and also not get distracted by them when using apps in full screen. Then you’ve got the new and improved smarter autofill and autocorrect. That helps you to type not only quickly, but also ensure that you type in without making any grammatical mistakes.

Every time a new operating system is revealed, people out there always want to try it and get a good taste of what Apple has been cooking with the new macOS. As always after the WWDC event, Apple announces the developer beta for macOS. If you are someone who wants to try out the new macOS Sonoma on your Mac, read along to know how to download the macOS 14 Sonoma developer beta.

How to get macOS Sonoma on your Mac

Before we talk about the steps, it’s best to know the macOS devices that are officially supported to install macOS Sonoma. Here is a list of the supported devices.

  • iMac Pro: 2017 and newer
  • iMac: 2019 and newer
  • Mac Mini: 2018 and newer
  • Mac Pro 2019 and newer
  • Mac Studio: 2022 and newer
  • MacBook Air 2018 and newer
  • MacBook Pro 2018 and newer

As of now, the developer beta is only available for macOS Sonoma. The public beta of macOS Sonoma will be released in July. At that time anyone and everyone with a supported macOS device can get access to macOS Sonoma. For now, you need to be enrolled in Apple’s developer beta program to get access to macOS Sonoma.

Download and Install macOS Sonoma Developer Beta

The first method is to sign up for the Apple Developer beta program which grants you to install the macOS Sonoma on your Mac. Follow these steps.

how to download macOS Sonoma
  1. Power up your macOS device and launch the Safari web browser.
  2. Now, head over to the Apple Developer Beta Program website.
  3. Make sure to sign in with your Developer Apple account.
  4. Click on the Downloads option from the navigation bar.
  5. Now, open the System Settings app on your Mac.
  6. Click on the General option and Software Updates.
  7. Once the page refreshes, you can see a Beta Updates option. Click on it.
    how to download macOS Sonoma
  8. Here, you can select macOS Sonoma Developer Beta.
  9. Once you select the Developer Beta, refresh the page.
  10. You should now see the update to macOS 14 Sonoma available on your device ready to download and install.
  11. This will work only if you have purchased yourself a paid developer Apple account. Otherwise, you cannot get access to macOS 14 Sonoma’s developer beta.

If you don’t want to pay for the developer account, you can simply wait till July and then get access to the free public beta. But if you’re already signed up with your active developer account, follow these steps.

This concludes the guide on how you can download and install the brand new macOS 14 Sonoma on your supported macOS device. As of now, the developer beta is only available. By July, the regular public will be able to access and install macOS 14 Sonoma.

If you have queries, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

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Enjoy games, 90's hip-hop, and tech. Loves exploring the infinite world of laptops and food. Every ready to provide assistance in anything that rocks his boat. Will gladly enjoy capturing memories through various lenses. Worked previously at PiunikaWeb as an author and researcher.

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