Apple releases third developer beta of macOS Ventura

macOS Ventura developer beta 3 now available

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Apple has issued the third developer beta of macOS Ventura version 13.0 for testing by those enrolled in the trial.

The newest builds can be downloaded via the Apple Developer Center for those enrolled in the test program, or via an over-the-air update on devices running the beta software. Public betas typically arrive within a few days of the developer versions, via the Apple Beta Software Program website.

The second developer beta landed on June 22, while the first arrived following the WWDC keynote on June 6. The final public version will arrive this fall.

The third beta is build number 22A5295h, replacing the second build, 22A5286j.

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.

Among the inbound features in macOS Ventura is Stage Manager for app management and multitasking, Live Captions for video, changes to Finder and System Settings, improvements to Spotlight, Continuity Camera, Passkeys, changes to Messages and Safari, and a brace of photo improvements, among other elements.

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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