December 2, 2023

You’ve been ready for it and it’s right here.

Apple on Tuesday launched macOS 14 Sonoma, the latest model of its working system for the Mac.

macOS Sonoma has been in beta testing for a number of months, and it’s suitable with the 2019 and later iMac, the ‌iMac‌ Professional, the 2018 and later Mac mini, the 2018 and later MacBook Professional, the 2019 and later Mac Professional, and the Mac Studio.

The brand new working system provides the next vary of latest options, fixes, and modifications, amongst others:

Display screen Savers:
Gorgeous display savers of areas from around the globe seamlessly develop into your desktop wallpaper once you log in

  • Shuffle settings for rotating by way of screensavers by theme together with Panorama, Cityscape, Underwater, and Earth


  • Widgets might be positioned wherever on the desktop and adapt to the colour of your wallpaper whereas working in apps
  • iPhone widgets might be added to your Mac when your iPhone is close by or on the identical Wi-Fi community
  • Interactive widgets allow you to take actions immediately from the widget similar to working a shortcut, pausing media, and extra

Video Conferencing:

  • Presenter Overlay retains you entrance and heart whereas sharing your display in FaceTime or third-party video conferencing apps (Mac with Apple Silicon)
  • Reactions layer 3D results like hearts, balloons, confetti, and extra round you in video calls and might be triggered with gestures (Mac with Apple silicon, Continuity Digital camera with iPhone 12 and later)

Safari and Passwords:

  • Profiles hold your looking separate for matters like work and private, separating your historical past, cookies, extensions, Tab Teams, and favorites
  • Net apps allow you to use any web site like an app, full with an icon within the Dock for quicker entry and a simplified toolbar for simpler looking
  • Enhanced Non-public Shopping locks your personal looking home windows once you’re not utilizing them, blocks identified trackers from loading, and removes monitoring that identifies you from URLs
  • Password and passkey sharing means that you can simply share accounts with trusted contacts


  • Reside Stickers sync from iOS and iPadOS to macOS, supplying you with entry to the Reside Stickers you create in your iPhone and iPad
  • Search filters for individuals, key phrases, and content material sorts like images or hyperlinks enable you to extra simply discover what you might be in search of
  • Swipe to answer inline on any iMessage bubble


  • Recreation Mode offers video games the best precedence on the CPU and GPU, delivering extra constant body charges and decrease latency to wi-fi controllers and AirPods (Mac with Apple silicon)


  • Improved autocorrect accuracy makes typing even simpler by leveraging a extra highly effective transformer-based language mannequin
  • Inline predictive textual content reveals single- and multi-word predictions you could add by urgent the House bar
  • Improved Dictation expertise helps utilizing your voice and keyboard collectively to enter and edit textual content


  • Adaptive Audio delivers a brand new listening mode that dynamically blends Energetic Noise Cancellation and Transparency to tailor the noise management expertise primarily based on the circumstances of your setting (AirPods Professional (2nd technology) with the newest firmware)
  • Personalised Quantity adjusts the amount of your media in response to your setting and listening preferences over time (AirPods Professional (2nd technology) with the newest firmware)
  • Dialog Consciousness lowers your media quantity and enhances the voices of the individuals in entrance of the person, all whereas lowering background noise (AirPods Professional (2nd technology) with the newest firmware)
  • Press to mute and unmute your microphone by urgent the AirPods stem or the Digital Crown on AirPods Max when on a name (AirPods (third technology), AirPods Professional (1st and 2nd technology), or AirPods Max with the newest firmware)
  • Improved AirPods computerized switching now detects Mac as much as 2X quicker (AirPods (2nd and third technology), AirPods Professional (1st and 2nd technology), AirPods Max with the newest firmware)


  • Delicate Content material Warnings might be enabled to assist stop customers from unexpectedly viewing delicate photographs in Messages
  • Expanded Communication Security protections for youngsters now detect movies containing nudity along with images shared by way of Messages and the system Images picker
  • Improved sharing permissions allow you to select which images to share and add calendar occasions with out offering entry to your complete photograph library or calendar


  • Reside Speech allows you to sort what you need to say and reads it aloud in FaceTime calls or in-person conversations
  • Private Voice helps customers liable to speech loss create a voice that appears like them in a personal and safe method utilizing on-device machine studying
  • Made for iPhone-compatible listening to gadgets might be paired and used with Mac (MacBook Professional (2021), Mac Studio (2022), and Mac computer systems with M2 chip)

This launch additionally consists of different options and enhancements:

  • One-Time verification code AutoFill from Mail helps you rapidly signal into websites in Safari, with out leaving the browser
  • Inline PDFs and doc scans in Notes are offered full-width making them simple to view
  • Grocery Lists in Reminders mechanically group associated gadgets into sections as you add them
  • Visible Look Up for recipes helps you discover related dishes from photograph
  • Visible Look Up in video helps you find out about objects that seem in paused video frames
  • Pets within the Individuals album in Images surfaces particular person pets identical to associates or members of the family
  • Choice to say “Siri” along with “Hey Siri” for a extra pure approach to activate Siri (Mac with Apple silicon, AirPods Professional (2nd technology))
  • Excessive-performance mode in Display screen Sharing helps coloration workflows and improves responsiveness whereas remotely accessing a Mac (Mac with Apple silicon)
  • Merchandise sharing in Discover My means that you can share an AirTag with as much as 5 different individuals
  • Exercise Historical past in Dwelling shows a current historical past of occasions for door locks, storage doorways, safety techniques, and call sensors
  • Battery well being administration up to date on 13-inch MacBook Air with M2 chip to raised optimize long-term battery well being

The ‌‌macOS Sonoma‌ replace might be downloaded at no cost on all eligible Macs utilizing the Software program Replace part of System Settings.

Some options might not be obtainable for all areas or on all Apple gadgets.

Should you’ve had an opportunity to attempt the macOS Sonoma working system, both in beta, or by way of its official launch, please tell us about your expertise within the feedback.

By way of MacRumors