Docker - Incompatible CPU detected - M1/M2 Mac (macOS Sonoma)

I recently ran into the below error when trying to run the Docker Application on my M1 Mac running on macOS Sonoma version 14.0.

Incompatible CPU detected

Error: required compatibility check: Incompatible CPU detected

We are sorry, but your hardware is incompatible with Docker Desktop.

Docker requires a processor with virtualization capabilities and hypervisor support.

To learn more about this issue see: #incompatible-cpu-detected

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Incompatible CPU detected - M1 M2 Mac macOS

I was able to resolve this issue by downloading the correct installation (Apple Chip supported by M1/M2 ARM Silicon) and the latest version of Docker from

Docker dmg file that worked on m1 m2 mac

You can clearly see the difference in the size of the Docker.dmg files, so I clearly installed the wrong version earlier.

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