Apple has seeded macOS Sonoma 14 Beta 6 to developers and beta testers after a week’s delay. Last week, the tech company did not release macOS Sonoma 14 Beta 6 along with iOS 17 Beta 6, iPadOS 17 Beta 6, and other developer beta updates.
Although release notes of macOS Sonoma 14 Beta 6 include a long list of new features and resolved and unresolved issues, there are a few changes that the company did not mention.
Here are new features and improvements discovered in macOS Sonoma 14 Beta 6 so far which Apple did not talk about.
Should you download macOS Sonoma 14 Beta 6 or macOS Sonoma 14 Public Beta 4?
Here are the tech specs of the latest beta update:
- Size: 2.26 GB on 15-inch M2 MacBook Air (2023)
- Build number: Version 14.0 Beta (23A5328b). The “b” indicates that macOS Sonoma 14 is closer to the final release.
If you have an Apple Developer membership and want to install the macOS Sonoma 14 Beta 6, here is what
- System Settings is updated with the following settings:
- Desktop and Dock > Desktop & Stage Manager section with a new Show Items feature with “On Desktop” and “In Stage Manager” options.
- Desktop and Dock > Widgets section updated with new Show Widgets features with “On Desktop” and “In Stage Manager” options.
- Wallpaper section has a new toggle to show the Dynamic Sonoma wallpaper as a screen saver in light and dark modes.
- Screen Saver section adds a new animated Sonoma (Dynamic wallpaper) screen saver for the Lock Screen, along with the natural landscape “Sonoma Horizon” screen saver. It can be set as automatic, light, or dark.
- Sidebar has returned to the Safari web browser.
- AirPods’ Automatic switching is impressively fast. It is one of the advanced features coming to AirPods lineup in iOS 17 for improved personalized audio.
- New Splash screens for a few apps like Podcasts.
Apple has resolved several issues in the latest developer beta update and improved performance; apps load faster and smoother. Battery life is also good.
Usually, users are skeptical about installing developer beta updates because of bugs and stability issues and they prefer to download the public beta. But users can download macOS Sonoma 14 Beta 6 without worrying about bugs and performance issues.