macOS Sonoma 14.2 Update Released with PDF Autofill, New Weather Widgets, etc

Dec 11, 2023 - Leave a Comment

MacOS Sonoma 14.2 update

Apple has released macOS Sonoma 14.2 as a software update for Mac users running the Sonoma operating system. macOS Sonoma 14.2 includes a few minor new features like the ability to use autofill with PDF files, new Weather widget options, some minor additions to Messages like the ability to add stickers from the reactions contextual menu, Clock app can now run multiple timers, and more. The full release notes for macOS Sonoma 14.2 are included below.

Separately, Apple has issued iOS 17.2 for iPhone, iPadOS 17.2 for iPad, watchOS 10.2 for Apple Watch, tvOS 17.2 for Apple TV, and iOS/iPadOS 16.7.3 updates to older iPhone and iPad models. Mac users running Ventura or Monterey will find macOS Ventura 13.6.3 and macOS Monterey 12.7.2 available as updates instead of macOS Sonoma 14.2.

How to Download & Install MacOS Sonoma 14.2 Update

Mac users running Sonoma will find 14.2 as a software update:

  1. From the  Apple menu in the top left corner, go to “System Settings”
  2. Select “General”
  3. Choose “Software Update”
  4. macOS Sonoma 14.2 update download

  5. Click to to “Update Now” to install the update for MacOS Sonoma 14.2

You will need to restart the Mac for installation to complete.

Where Can I Download the macOS Sonoma 14.2 Full Installer?

Now that macOS Sonoma 14.2 is is available, you can also download the complete installer which can be used on any Mac capable of running Sonoma (or multiple Macs to update them with only a single download). Additionally, Sonoma 14.2 IPSW files are available which can be used to restore Apple Silicon Macs.

MacOS Sonoma 14.2 Release Notes

Release notes for macOS Sonoma 14.2 mention a few small features and additions to the Mac system software:

This update introduces enhanced Autofill for PDFs and improvements to Messages and Weather. This release also includes other features, bug fixes, and security updates for your Mac.

– Enhanced AutoFill identifies fields in PDFs and other forms enabling you to populate them with information such as names and addresses from your contacts

– Catch-up arrow lets you easily jump to your first unread message in a conversation by clicking the arrow visible in the top-right corner
– Add sticker option in the context menu lets you add a sticker directly to a bubble
– Contact Key Verification provides automatic alerts and Contact Verification Codes to help verify people facing extraordinary digital threats are messaging only with the people they intend

– Precipitation amounts help you stay on top of rain and snow conditions for a given day over the next 10 days
– New widgets let you choose from next-hour precipitation, daily forecast, sunrise and sunset times, and current conditions such as Air Quality, Feels Like, and wind speed
– Wind map snapshot helps you quickly assess wind patterns and access the animated wind map overlay to prepare for forecasted wind conditions for the next 24 hours

– Multiple timers let you run several timers simultaneously and create a name for each timer
– Timer presets help you quickly start a timer with a range of preset options
– Recents makes it easy to restart your recently used timers

This update also includes the following new features:
– Favorite Songs Playlist in Apple Music lets you quickly get back to the songs you mark as favorites
– Use Listening History in Apple Music can be disabled in a Focus so music you listen to does not appear in Recently Played or influence your recommendations
– Shazam Music Recognition allows you to quickly identify songs playing online or around you, even when wearing AirPods
– New keyboard layouts provide support for 7 additional Sámi languages
– Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices.

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit:

Separately, software updates are available for macOS Ventura 13.6.3, macOS Monterey 12.7.2, iOS 17.2, iPadOS 17.2, iOS 16.7.3, iPadOS 16.7.3, watchOS 10.2, tvOS 17.2, and HomePod 17.2.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS, News

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