macOS Sonoma

Come for the power.
Stay for the fun.

With macOS Sonoma, work and play on your Mac are even more powerful. Elevate your presence on video calls. Access information in all-new ways. Boost gaming performance. And discover even more ways to personalise your Mac.

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Screen Savers

Stunning new screen savers

New slow-motion screen savers of breathtaking locations from around the world look beautiful on your large Mac display. When you log in, they seamlessly become your desktop wallpaper.

Widgets on Desktop

Add widgets to your desktop

Place widgets on your desktop from the new widget gallery. And you can now play a podcast, turn off the lights and more — all from a widget.

Access iPhone widgets on Mac

With Continuity, you can add your iPhone widgets to your desktop without having to install the corresponding apps on your Mac.

Widgets fade for better focus

When you open an app or window, or use Stage Manager, widgets fade into the background so you can concentrate on the task at hand. Switch your wallpaper and the colours of the widgets instantly adapt.

Video Conferencing

Float over your shared screen

Use the small overlay to appear in a movable bubble over your shared screen, so it’s easy to be seen while showcasing your work. Move yourself around the screen and point to important details.

React with your hands

Add a reaction that fills the camera frame with fun 3D augmented reality effects like hearts, confetti, fireworks and more. And you can share a reaction with just a hand gesture.2

New Screen Sharing picker

Easily share an app or even multiple apps when on a video call, straight from the window you’re in.

Stay in frame

Control the composition of your video when using Studio Display or iPhone as your camera. Adjust the frame with zoom and pan controls or use Recentre to automatically place yourself in the centre of the frame.3

Safari and Passwords

Create a profile

Keep your browsing separate for topics like Work and Personal with different profiles in Safari. Profiles help you separate your history, extensions, Tab Groups, cookies and favourites. You can quickly switch between profiles as you browse.

Web apps come to your Dock

Use any website like an app.

Password and passkey sharing

Share a set of passwords with your trusted contacts.

Enhanced Private Browsing

Private Browsing now locks your private browsing windows when you’re not using them4, completely blocks known trackers from loading on pages and removes tracking added to URLs as you browse.


Catch-up and swipe to reply

A new catch-up arrow lets you jump to the first message you haven’t seen in a conversation. And now you can swipe to the right on any message to reply.

A new way to share and view locations

Share your location or request a friend’s location from the plus button. When someone shares a location with you, view it directly within your conversation.

All your stickers in one place

The new stickers drawer lets you access your Live Stickers and Memoji all in one place. Your stickers sync with iCloud so they are available on your iPhone, iPad and Mac devices.

PDFs and Notes

Fill out documents faster with AutoFill

Enhanced AutoFill allows you to securely use your saved information from Contacts to fill out a PDF or scanned documents faster.

Flip through a PDF in a note

View a full-width PDF right there in Notes and click between its pages. Keep more than one PDF in the same note for easy access to related documents.

Start in Notes and finish in Pages

Click the Share button to send work that you began in a note to Pages. Customise fonts, resize graphics, add video and more to create stunning documents.


Even more accurate autocorrect5

Autocorrect delivers even better support as you type. Autocorrected words are temporarily underlined so you know what’s been changed, and you can revert to the original word with just a tap.

Predictions inline as you type



More games for Mac than ever

Fan-favourite titles take gaming on Mac to new heights.

Level up with Game Mode

Game Mode automatically gives games top priority on the CPU and GPU of your Mac, lowering usage for background tasks. And it dramatically reduces latency with wireless accessories, like AirPods and your favourite controllers, for responsiveness you can feel.7

Privacy and Security

Communication Safety

Communication Safety now includes protections for sensitive videos and photos. And it extends beyond Messages to include content sent and received in the system-wide photo picker and third‑party apps.

Sensitive Content Warning

You now have the option to blur sensitive photos and videos before you choose to view them. This feature will be available in Messages and third-party apps.

Improved permissions

Even more control over what you share.

Lockdown Mode

The expanded Lockdown Mode increases security to help protect against sophisticated cyberattacks. Turn it on across all your Apple devices, now including Apple Watch.

And so
much more.


Personal Voice6 helps users with speech loss create a voice that sounds like them, then use it with Live Speech to communicate in FaceTime calls and in-person conversations. Made for iPhone hearing devices can now pair directly with Mac8, so users with hearing disabilities can take calls and have conversations more conveniently. Other updates include an easier way to adjust text size for reading comfort, an option to automatically pause animated images while browsing the web and a new experience for learning how to use Voice Control.

Screen Sharing.

Tap into the full power of your Mac while working away from it. The new high-performance mode in the Screen Sharing app uses the advanced media engine in Apple silicon to enable highly responsive remote access over high-bandwidth connections.1


Grocery Lists automatically sort items into categories to make shopping easier. Change how items are grouped, and the list remembers your preferences. And new Column View organises sections into columns across your screen, making it easy to visualise your tasks.


See travel-related emails at the top of your search results as your trip dates approach. And add big emoji to your messages.

Visual Look Up.

Find recipes for similar dishes from a photo. And look up information on an object that appears in a paused video frame.


The People album is better than ever at recognising your favourite people, and now includes the cats and dogs that are part of your family too.

Find My.

Share AirTag or Find My network accessories with up to five other people. Everyone in the group can see the item on a map, and play a sound to pinpoint the location of a shared item when nearby.


Activity History lets you see who locked or unlocked the door — and when. It also shows recent activity for garage doors, contact sensors and your security system.9


Moving between Apple devices with AirPods is now significantly faster with updates to Automatic Switching.10 Press the stem of your AirPods to quickly mute or unmute yourself when on a call.11


Invite friends to join your playlist and everyone can add, reorder and remove songs. In Now Playing, you can use emoji to react to the song choices.


Use Dictation and the keyboard together. Move fluidly between Dictation and typing without having to stop dictating.12


Siri now works when you just say “Siri” as well as “Hey Siri.”13

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