macOS Sonoma 14.1: Everything We Know So Far

The American Tech Giant launched multiple products during the September 12 event. It includes the all-new iPhone 15 series, the new Apple Watch Ultra 2, and the USB Type-C powered AirPods. The new Operating System (OS) is simultaneously out for all of them.

The iPhone 15 series runs on the latest iOS 17, the Apple Watch on watchOS 10, and more. During the event, macOS Sonoma 14 was also unveiled for MacBooks, iMacs, and the Mac Studios. The launch version of the macOS Sonoma didn’t bring that many features that were showcased during the WWDC 2023.

Hence, the users are waiting for the upcoming update: macOS Sonoma 14.1. This article will discuss the features and expected launch date for the update. So, if you are waiting for it, read the article until the end. Without wasting time, let’s get started.

macOS Sonoma 14.1 Features:

There are not as many features in the update. But, the update will likely bring the most wanted features for the users. It includes a new “Coverage” part in the System Settings application. The function of it is to display warranty and AppleCare+ for the Mac devices. It also works with devices connected via Bluetooth.

The upcoming update can include interactive Music Widgets, Usage of Stickers through the Tapback menu, Collaborative Playlists, and Favorite Songs Playlists in the Music application. In addition, the iCloud Sync enhancements, Intelligent form detection, Enhanced AutoFill for documents, etc., are also expected with it.

Apart from this, it will likely include some of the features the company shared during the Worldwide Developers Conference 2023 in June. Additionally, the device’s user experience and smooth operation are expected to improve.

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When can we expect macOS Sonoma 14.1 to be Released?

  • The company will likely release the official macOS Sonoma 14.1 version by the end of October 2023.

The macOS Sonoma 14 launch version was officially released on September 26. The first beta for the 14.1 version was released on September 27. The build number is 23B5046f.

The macOS Sonoma 14.1 second beta was released on October 3. The build number for the second beta is 23B5056e. The registered developers have already tried the version, and for the public users, they are available through the Apple Beta Software Program after the developer versions are out.

With the second beta, the company has also provided a Release Candidate (RC) for macOS Ventura 13.6.8 (Build Number: 22G213) and macOS Monterey 12.7.1 (Build Number: 21G913).

Considering the launches, the official release date for macOS Sonoma 14.1 will likely occur by the month’s end. So, if you are interested in the update, you must wait till October’s fall. The update will likely simultaneously launch with the upcoming iOS 17.1 for iPhones.

You can access the Beta updates by visiting Apple’s Developer Center if you are a developer. You can also reach there by updating your supported devices to the latest beta software. The option might be waiting for you in the settings update section. However, you require an Apple ID associated with your account in this case.

Regular users can afterward download and install the beta softwares through the Apple Beta Software Program once it is released for the developers.

We recommend not downloading the beta versions as they may have malware, bugs, and problems. If you downloaded the inappropriate beta software, your device may encounter battery drain problems, malfunctioning, etc. The best practice is to try it on the secondary device if you have one, or else backup your data on your primary one and install it.

What are your expectations from the upcoming macOS Sonoma 14.1? What features /changes do you expect? Let us know in the comments section below. We will update the information with the latest updates as soon as they come, so keep an eye out for them.

Zaid is a tech writer at DealNTech, passionate about exploring and researching new gadgets and helping readers easily understand their features. He specializes in testing PC issues and staying up-to-date on the latest PC news. Email: [email protected].

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  1. I’m facing a huge problem with Sonoma OS. As soon as I close any MS Office file on my mac it immediately goes to the cloud. Next time if I want to open it, I need to download it again from cloud. Earlier if I accessed any file it used to be on the hard disk for a week or so. This becomes a real challenge if I’m not in an area where Internet connection is proper.


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