How to Update macOS Ventura to Sonoma 14.0

If you are on macOS Ventura 13.x and want to update to the latest macOS Ventura 14.x, then follow the below steps.

  1. Click on the Apple logo  on the macOS menu bar.
  2. Now click on System Settings...
    System Settings macOS
  3. Now select General -> Software Updates
  4. Here you should macOS Sonoma 14 under see "Updates Available"
    Update Now
  5. Click on Update Now button.
  6. You will have to accept terms and enter your Mac password to move ahead with the download.
    Downloading new updates

    You should see "Software Updates Available". If not then it might be the macOS Sonoma is not supported by your Mac/Macbook.

    Check: macOS Sonoma 14 Compatibility List

    The download will take some time - depending upon your internet speed. You will see "about x seconds/minutes/hours/days remaining". For me the setup size is 2.72 GB

  7. Once the download is complete it would take a while to prepare the updates.
    Preparing updates macOS Sonoma

    Preparing macOS Sonoma 14.0... "About 30 minutes remaining".

  8. You will be asked to restart your Mac.
  9. Finally you will see the Welcome screen of macOS Sonoma 14 where you will have to follow steps to set up your Mac.

This is not an AI-generated article but is demonstrated by a human on an M1 Mac running macOS Ventura 13.

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