Apple releases second developer beta of macOS Ventura

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The second beta for macOS Ventura version 13.0 is now available for registered developers to download and test.

The latest builds can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center for people enrolled in the Developer Beta program, as well as via an over-the-air update for hardware already used for beta software.

Public beta versions of the developer builds are usually issued shortly after the developer versions, but typically not after the initial few builds of the initial milestone betas. When they do, they can be acquired from the Apple Beta Software Program website.

The first developer beta for macOS Ventura was introduced after the WWDC keynote on June 6. The final public version is expected to be released by the fall.

New features include Stage Manager, improved Spotlight search, and iCloud Shared Photo Library. Apple focused on collaboration and continuity tools with multiple developer APIs to make apps and devices work better together.

The second macOS 13 beta is build 22A5286j, replacing build 22A5266r.

AppleInsider, and Apple itself, strongly recommend users don't install the betas on to "mission-critical" or primary devices, as there is the remote possibility of data loss or other issues. Instead, testers should install betas onto secondary or non-essential devices, and to make sure there are sufficient backups of important data before updating.

Members of the public keen to try out the operating systems should, at the very least, wait for the public betas to commence instead of jumping onto the developer beta.

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