How to install the macOS Sonoma public beta

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Apple is launching the public beta for macOS Sonoma today. This is the next big update coming to Mac computers (the final version is expected later in 2023), and it brings several big changes. In this article, we’re going to walk you through how to get the beta onto your computer, should you want it. Once you install the beta, it will likely receive several updates between now and the final release.

(Looking for steps to install the iOS 17 public beta? We’ve got you covered here.)

What’s new about macOS Sonoma?

We’ve covered the latest features of macOS Sonoma elsewhere, but some of the highlights include:

  • Support for widgets, which can be dragged from your Notification Center to the desktop
  • A new “Game Mode,” which will make sure that…

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