Apple Seeds First Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4 Update to Developers

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.4 update to developers for testing purposes, a couple of days after releasing the prior update, macOS 10.14.3, which focused on bug fixes.

    The new macOS Mojave 10.14.4 beta can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after the proper profile has been installed from Apple's Developer Center.


    We don't yet know what improvements the next update to macOS Mojave will bring, but it is likely to include bug fixes and performance improvements for issues that weren't able to be addressed in the macOS 10.14.3 update.

    What's new in macOS Mojave 10.14.4 - The macOS Mojave 10.14.4 update introduces Apple News in Canada. The update also includes support for automatic dark mode themes in Safari, so if you have Dark Mode enabled and then visit a website that also offers a dark mode, it will be activated automatically.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds First Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4 Update to Developers
  2. Mr. Dee macrumors 68000

    Mr. Dee

    Dec 4, 2003
    I’m still on Sierra 10.12. Don’t think I will ever upgrade, everything works great on it: Adobe CS6, Office 365, Skype, Firefox etc. Probably won’t upgrade until I buy a new Mac, which likely won’t happen until late 2020.
  3. Konigi macrumors member


    Jan 24, 2017
    Montréal, Québec
    Looking forward to hear about what kind of improvements it brings!
  4. martyjmclean macrumors 6502


    Jan 24, 2018
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Let’s hope the battery drain during sleep is fixed. It’s the only thing wrong with Mojave.
  5. xenitassos macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2012
    I have the exact same issue. MacBook Pro retina 13" mid 2014 loses more than 10% battery overnight while logged out. Battery health is good. Tried a clean installation that did not fix the issue unfortunately
  6. Bornee35 macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2013
  7. macintoshmac macrumors 68030


    May 13, 2010
    Just today morning I do a clean install of 10.14.3 and now this lands up to tempt me.
  8. F23 macrumors member


    Jan 4, 2014
    yes. I've had this issue. turning off "find my Mac" in iCloud settings fixed it completely. was waking up from overnight sleep to 100% battery, until..... the new 10.14.3 update a few days ago. now it's back to 50% + drain overnight. let know if you find out any other fixes!
    --- Post Merged, Jan 24, 2019 ---
    I have the same model laptop. I lose 40-60% overnight. my battery cycles are at 89 after 4 years since I took care of the battery but this is still a major issue. previously turning off find my Mac in iCloud fixes this, but the new 10.13.4 update broke it again.
  9. trollied macrumors member


    Nov 22, 2009
    Hope Valley, UK
    Just installed it. Safari crashes after about 10 seconds of use, even with no tabs open. The backtrace doesn't contain anything obvious.
  10. Dougteeshot macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2017
    Michigan, USA
    Check the release notes, known issue and there's a workaround in there.
  11. tywebb13 macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2012
    Build number is 18E174f

    Safari bug workaround is to run command

    defaults delete

    in terminal.
  12. jlocker macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2011
    Lake Michigan
    --- Post Merged, Jan 24, 2019 ---
    Well I have not used Mojave at all over the last 3 months, but have been using windows 10 on bootcamp. If I want to use Mojave, I would have to take out my nvidia GTX 1080TI and put in my old nvidia card in my Mac Pro tower.

    Pulling out and putting in a video card because of large companies petty fighting. So i use my Windows 10, with icloud, itunes and the other PC mac software until the driver dispute is solved.

    Not going to go out and spend another $800 for a great graphics card because companies want to fight. Hey I am playing Call of Duty 4 and it runs great, so where does that leave Apple a long time Mac user? using Windows 10.
  13. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    Is there a new version of Safari Technology Preview ?
  14. nortonandreev macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2016
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
  15. TheCannonator macrumors newbie


    Jul 12, 2017
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Still not working I click a favorite or type an address and the page loads blank and if it’s something like Facebook I see a keychain thing pop up on the black page.
  16. DocMultimedia macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2012
    Charlottesville, VA
    That battery drain issue is a big issue in prior 10.14 releases. My 2017 MacBook Pro would die overnight. Hope this fixes it.
  17. ikir macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2007
    Wrong philosophy. You get a lot of things upgrading. Every update GPU drivers are faster, little bugs are fixed, new features. I’m a tech support specialist and you would not believe how many times problems are fixed just by updating.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 25, 2019 ---
    Just use a Radeon card and it works perfectly on Linux, macOs, Windows, AmigaOs and go on. Also perfect for eGPU. Radeon Mac drivers are great. They are cheaper and faster than Nvidia counterparts.
  18. iTom17 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2013
    Eindhoven, the Netherlands
    Surprises me that one of the biggest changes (to me it is at least) has not been mentioned: when you log in somewhere on Safari fingerprint authentication on MacBooks with the Touch ID sensor is now requested. Loooooonngg overdue! Shocks me how long it took for this getting implemented!
  19. CarwynT macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2019
    Caernarfon, Wales
    Anyone having issues with iTunes in 10.14.4 Mojave beta? Unable to manually choose IPSW when choosing to restore iPhone via Alt + restore in recovery mode. Anyone able to check/verify this?
  20. chiranjit.rcm macrumors newbie


    Feb 27, 2018
    I think it has been already fixed with Mojave 10.14.3.I have similar issue but after updating its gone.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 25, 2019 ---
    fixed with 10.14.3 update.
  21. Deedee88 macrumors newbie


    Jan 25, 2019
    San Francisco, CA
    It just dawned on me that my iMac doesn't seems to remind me to update the OS. When I found out from my friend who's also a Mac user that his iMac is now on Mojave 10.14.13. I immediately got on it and tried to install Mojave but my computer said "sorry cannot install in this computer." I have iMac version is Mid-2011. So is this the end of my iMac life as far as updates? Is there a way around it to update to Mojave? I checked compatibility, it seems that iMac is too old. I'm happy with the way it runs with High Sierra right now, but I'm the type of person that who's always up to speed with updating my iMac. Does anyone has a solution for me?
  22. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    There are workarounds, but can't be guaranteed to always be bug-free. Check out this thread:

    Personally, I'd stay on High Sierra. Mojave is great but unless you're quite tech savvy, it isn't easy to install on unsupported models. If you really want the latest and greatest, time to save for a new Mac.
  23. karsten macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2010
  24. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2006
    That's the way it's meant to be. There is nothing to fix there.
  25. DaniloGeekDude macrumors regular


    Jun 17, 2018
    Improvements, fixes, bugs on this 10.14.4 beta 1 release compared to 10.14.3 Final?

    Those that have this installed and testing, can you please share your observations/experiance?


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