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First macOS Sonoma 14.2 developer beta issued to testers

macOS Sonoma

The first macOS Sonoma 14.2 developer beta is now available to download.

Developers participating in the test program can access the latest build by visiting the Apple Developer Center or updating Macs running the beta to the newest edition. Public beta versions are generally available via the Apple Beta Software Program shortly after the developer versions are released.

The first beta arrives after the release of macOS Sonoma 14.1 to the public on October 25, 2023. That update largely included changes to the Music app as well as a new Coverage element to System Settings.

The first build is number 23C5030f.

At this initial stage of release, it is unclear what alterations Apple has introduced to the beta, but a close inspection by beta testers should reveal new features within hours of its introduction.

AppleInsider and Apple strongly suggest users don't install beta operating systems or other beta software on "mission-critical" or primary devices, as there is the small chance of issues that could result in the loss of data. Testers should instead use secondary or non-essential hardware and ensure they have sufficient backups of their critical data at all times.

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