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Updated on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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How to Download macOS Sonoma [Full Installer Database]

Summary: Are you looking for where to manually download macOS Sonoma for free? Here is the macOS Sonoma download center. It offers Sonoma and all its minor versions for your direct download and also tells you other ways to download the Sonoma installer. - From iBoysoft

macOS Sonoma download

On September 26, 2023, Apple rolled out the public version of macOS 14 Sonoma. As the successor of macOS Ventura, this major version has added a lot of features, including stunning dynamic screen savers, desktop widgets, Presenter Overlay, Game Mode, etc., driving you to experience it.

If you are seeking where to download macOS Sonoma to create a bootable Sonoma USB, macOS Sonoma DMG file, or macOS Sonoma ISO file, follow this article. 

We'll supply the links for direct downloading macOS Sonoma. Even all its minor versions are also available. We'll also tell you different ways to download macOS, and reasons and fixes if you can't download macOS Sonoma.

 Note: Before starting to Mac OS Sonoma download, you are suggested to clean up junk files on your Mac for more space for the macOS Sonoma installer. Our survey discovered that many Mac users have experienced Sonoma download failure due to a lack of storage space.

 

If you think it's time-wasting and energy-exhausting to find and delete junk files on your Mac, get assistance from iBoysoft DiskGeeker. This comprehensive disk management tool can help quickly scan all junk files on your Mac for one-click deletion.

How to download macOS Sonoma directly?

Up to now, Apple has released the major macOS 14 and a series of minor updates. You can click the macOS Sonoma download links below to download the Sonoma installer (even if you're Mac isn't compatible with Sonoma).

After you finish downloading macOS Sonoma, you can get down to install macOS Sonoma on your Mac, create a bootable USB installer, make a macOS Sonoma DMG file, or set up a macOS Sonoma ISO file.

macOS Sonoma downloads for free:

MacOS Sonoma Full InstallerVersionSizeRelease Date
InstallAssistant.pkg14.3.112.5GBFeb. 8, 2024
InstallAssistant.pkg14.312.5GBJan. 22, 2024
InstallAssistant.pkg14.2.112.5GBDec. 19, 2023
InstallAssistant.pkg14.212.5GBDec. 11, 2023
InstallAssistant.pkg14.1.212.0GBNov. 30, 2023
InstallAssistant.pkg14.1.2 (M3 only)10.7GBNov. 30, 2023
InstallAssistant.pkg14.1.112.0GBNov. 11, 2023
InstallAssistant.pkg14.1.1 (M3 only)10.7GBNov. 11, 2023
InstallAssistant.pkg14.112.0GBOct. 25, 2023
InstallAssistant.pkg14.1 (M3 only)10.7GBNov. 1, 2023
InstallAssistant.pkg14.012.0GBSept. 26, 2023
InstallAssistant.pkg14.4 (Beta 3)12.5GBFeb. 15, 2024
InstallAssistant.pkg14.4 (Beta 2)12.5GBFeb. 7, 2024

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How to download macOS Sonoma from the App Store?

You can also download macOS Sonoma from the App Store on your Mac as long as your Mac computer supports macOS Sonoma.

Here are the Mac models that are compatible with macOS Sonoma:

  • MacBook Pro: 2018 and later
  • MacBook Air: 2018 and later
  • iMac: 2019 and later
  • iMac Pro 2017
  • Mac Pro: 2019 and later
  • Mac Mini: 2018 and later
  • Mac Studio: 2022 and later

If your Mac is the one mentioned on the above list, you can follow these steps to download macOS 14 from the App Store:

  1. Open the App Store on your Mac (the Apple icon > App Store).
  2. Type macOS Sonoma into the search box. 
    search for macOS Sonoma in App Store
  3. On the right pane, click View next to macOS Sonoma and then click Get > Download to download it. 
    download macOS Sonoma in App Store

After the download process is done, the installer will open automatically to let you configure the installation of macOS Sonoma. You can move to the top menu bar, click Install macOS Sonoma, and then choose Quit Install macOS > Quit to close the installer. The installer is still kept in the Applications folder in Finder.

close macOS Sonoma installation

How to download macOS Sonoma from System Settings?

If you download the Sonoma installer for upgrading your Mac, the simplest way is to go to System Settings (System Preferences). From here, you can download Sonoma, followed by installation.

  1. Click the Apple menu > System Settings.
  2. Click Software Update.
  3. Click Upgrade Now to download and update Sonoma on your Mac. 
    download macOS Sonoma in System Preferences

How to download macOS Sonoma ISO?

If you want to run macOS Sonoma on Windows, you need to download macOS Sonoma on a Mac first and then use the Sonoma installer to create an ISO file.

To directly download macOS Sonoma ISO or create it manually, follow: How to Download/Create macOS Sonoma ISO for VMware or VirtualBox?

How to download macOS Sonoma DMG?

By default, the macOS installer downloaded from the App Store on a Mac is in PKG file format since macOS High Sierra.

If you are looking for a macOS Sonoma DMG file for a virtual machine or USB drive, you can follow this post to download the macOS Sonoma DMG file directly or create one by yourself with the step-by-step guide: How to Download/Create macOS Sonoma DMG File?

That's generous of you, don't forget to share how to download macOS Sonoma DMG and ISO files with more people.

 

Can't you download macOS Sonoma, why & how to fix it?

If you can't download macOS Sonoma, you should proceed with a comprehensive check as multiple causes can lead to this issue. Here, we summarized the most common reasons and solutions. Try them out and then you can resume downloading macOS 14.

Your Mac doesn't support macOS Sonoma

If your Mac doesn't support macOS Sonoma, you'll receive the error below when downloading Sonoma from the App Store.

cant download macOS Sonoma

In that case, you can directly download Sonoma with the InstallAssistant.pkg file mentioned above.

Your Mac has an unstable or poor network connection

The macOS Sonoma download process usually finishes within a few hours. If you can't or get stuck on downloading macOS Sonoma, check your network. You can reconnect the Wi-Fi or restart the Router.

Your Mac doesn't have enough space to save the Sonoma installer

A successful macOS download and installation requires enough free space on the Mac. If your Mac doesn't have enough storage space, you'll fail to download the Sonoma installer.

Thus, you're suggested to clean up your Mac before downloading the macOS installer. To quickly tidy up your Mac and release a large amount of free space, you can use a Mac cleaner. iBoysoft DiskGeeker is an all-in-one disk management tool along with the Mac cleaning feature.

It can quickly scan all junk files on your Mac, including temporary files, user cache files, user logs, trash, useless downloads, app caches, etc., allowing you to delete them with one click. With it, you don't need to spend much time searching for unwanted files on your Mac.

Here's how to use iBoysoft DiskGeeker to free up space on your Mac:

  1. Download, install, and open iBoysoft DiskGeeker on your Mac.
  2. Select the Macintosh HD - Data (macOS - Data) volume on the left sidebar. It is the volume where all your user data is stored. Then, click Clean Junk on the right toolbar. 
    click Clean Junk
  3. After scanning, check and select the files you want to delete. 
    click Clean to delete junk files
  4. Click Clean to remove them from your Mac and make room for downloading macOS Sonoma.

Read this post to learn more ways to fix Sonoma download and installation failure: Can't install macOS Sonoma on Mac? 11 Fixes.

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