Apple launched a new version of its computer operating system — macOS 14. Codenamed ‘macOS Sonoma‘, it was unveiled at the World Wide Developer Conference 2023 two days ago. While the stable software is not out yet, the developer’s beta has been made available. And in this guide, we will show you how to install the macOS 14 Developer Beta on your Mac.
Before we proceed, it should be noted that a developer’s beta software builds tend to be very unstable and full of bugs and issues. That is because the software is still under development. So, it is not advisable to install it on your primary device. Do so at your own risk.
Before you start
In case you are unaware, you can install macOS 14 Developer Beta on your Mac only if you are a member of the Apple Developer Program. Also, you have to register your Mac under this membership to be able to install the software.
Lastly, ensure you have backed up your device before beginning the process. This is just a safety measure.
Download and Install macOS 14 Developer Beta
First, head over here and download macOS Developer Beta Access Utility.
Once you have downloaded it, launch it and follow the instructions that will show up on your screen.
After this, open the System Settings app and head to the General section.
Then, enter the area named Software Updates and click on the ‘i’ button that you will find next to the text ‘Beta updates’.
After that, select the ‘macOS Sonoma Developer Beta’ option from the drop-down menu that will appear. Then click the Done button.
Once you have done this correctly, you will find the macOS 14 (Sonoma) Developer Beta 1 build in the Software Update section. Hit the Upgrade Now button and your Mac will start the installation process.
Lastly, if you notice any bugs, glitches, or issues after installation, you can report them to the developers through the Feedback Assistant app. This app is present in the dock by default on beta builds.
That concludes this guide. We hope you found it helpful. Thanks for reading!