macOS Sonoma makes it easier than ever to work and play on your Mac. Raise your presence on video calls. Access information in completely new ways. Improve your gaming performance. And discover even more ways to personalize your Mac.
- Awesome new screen savers
New screensavers featuring time-lapse renditions of breathtaking places around the world look great on your large Mac display. When you log in, they easily become your desktop wallpaper.
Widgets on the desktop
- Add widgets to your desktop
Place widgets on your desktop from the new Widget Gallery. And now you can play podcasts, turn off lights, and more—right from the widget.
- Access iPhone widgets on Mac
With Continuity, you can add iPhone widgets to your desktop without having to install the corresponding apps on your Mac.
- Widgets disappear for better focus
When you open an application or window or use Stage Manager, widgets disappear into the background so you can focus on the task at hand. Change your wallpaper and widget colors instantly adapt
- Put yourself front and center
The new Presenter Overlay lets you participate in a conversation while sharing your screen. Choose from two overlays, large and small. The large overlay keeps the focus on you, with your screen framed next to you on its own layer. You can move, walk and talk in front of your content. 1
- Hover over the shared screen
Use a small overlay to display in a moving bubble above your shared screen so it's easy to see while showcasing your work. Navigate the screen and point out important details.
- React with your own hands
Add reactions that fill the camera frame with fun 3D augmented reality effects like hearts, confetti, fireworks and more. And you can share your reaction with just a hand gesture.
- New screen selector
Easily share an app or even multiple apps during a video call right from the window you're in.
-Stay in the frame
Control your video composition using Studio Display or iPhone as your camera. Adjust your frame using the zoom and pan controls, or use Recenter to automatically place yourself in the center of the frame.
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 favorites. You can quickly switch between profiles while browsing.
- Faster and more relevant search
Search in Safari is faster than ever and offers easier-to-read, more relevant suggestions.
Sharing password and password
- Advanced private browsing
Private Browsing now locks your personal browsing windows when you're not using them, completely blocks known trackers from loading on pages, and removes tracking added to URLs while browsing.
- Search filters
Find the message you're looking for faster by combining search filters to quickly narrow your search.
- Catch up and swipe to reply
The new catch up arrow lets you jump to the first message you didn't see in a conversation. And now you can swipe right on any message to reply.
- New way to share and view locations
Share your location or request a friend's location using the plus button. When someone shares a location with you, view it directly in the conversation.
- All your stickers in one place
The new Sticker Box lets you access live stickers and notes in one place. Your stickers sync with iCloud so they're available on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
PDFs and notes
- Fill out documents faster with autofill
Improved AutoFill lets you securely use saved contact information to fill out a PDF or scanned document faster.
- Scroll through PDF in a note
View a full-size PDF directly in Notes and switch between pages. Store multiple PDFs in one note for quick access to related documents.
- Start in Notes and end in Pages
Click the Share button to send work you started in a note to Pages. Customize fonts, resize graphics, add videos, and more to create stunning documents.
- Even more accurate autocorrect
AutoCorrect provides even better typing support. Automatically corrected words are temporarily underlined to let you know what has been changed, and you can return to the original word with one click.
- More Mac games than ever
Fan favorites take gaming on Mac to the next level.
- Level up in game mode
Game Mode automatically prioritizes games on your Mac's CPU and GPU, reducing the burden on background tasks. And with wireless accessories like AirPods and your favorite controllers, latency is greatly reduced.
Privacy and Security
- Communication security
Communication security now includes protecting sensitive videos and photos. And this goes beyond messages to include content sent and received in the system-wide photo picker and third-party apps.
- Sensitive content warning
Now you have the option to blur sensitive photos and videos before viewing them. This feature will be available in Messages and third-party apps.
- Lock mode
Advanced blocking enhances security to help protect against sophisticated cyberattacks. Enable it on all your Apple devices, including your Apple Watch.