The second beta of macOS 14.5 is here

Apple has released the second beta of the Sonoma 14.5 update to developers and the public. The beta 2 comes two weeks after the first beta was released. The full version will likely arrive for all users in late April or early May.

macOS 14.5: Beta 2 developer notes

The following are the release notes for the macOS 14.5 beta 2 release to developers. These notes are often different from the notes provided in the official release to the general public.


Known Issues

• Users might not be able to approve or decline a FaceTime link call because notifications might not be received on the caller side for them to accept or decline the call. (125617787)

Workaround: Use a regular FaceTime call.

macOS 14.5: New features

As there are no already-announced macOS 14 features yet to arrive, it’s not clear what, if anything, is new in the 14.5 update. The last update brought new emojis with other undisclosed bug fixes and security upgrades. Additionally, Apple’s developer site lists no release notes for the update. We’ll update this section if any new features are discovered.

macOS 14.5: Bug fixes and security updates

The macOS Sonoma 14.4 update arrived with a series of bugs that have already been fixed in a 14.4.1 update. Apple doesn’t divulge any security patches before the latest version is released to the general public, but there are sure to be several important updates.

macOS 14.5: How to install the update

To install the beta on your Mac as a developer, first sign up for a developer account. Once you’re registered, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to System Settings on your Mac.
  2. Go to the General tab, then Software Update.
  3. You should see two options: Automatic Updates and Beta Updates. Click on the “I” symbol beside Beta Updates. 
  4. You can now turn on Beta Updates (if they weren’t already on). 
  5. Choose the macOS 14.5 beta. 
  6. If your developer account is tied to a different Apple ID to your usual one you can change that here. 
  7. Click Done. 
  8. Now your Mac will Check for updates and show the latest Sonoma Developer Beta as an upgrade. Click on Upgrade Now. 

Source : Macworld