Apple introduces fifth developer beta for macOS Ventura

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Apple has provded developers with the latest build of the macOS Ventura version 13.0 beta, with the fifth build now downloadable to devices.

The newest betas can be picked up via the Apple Developer Center for those enrolled in the test program, or through an over-the-air update on hardware running the beta software. Public betas generally appear within a few days of the developer versions, via the Apple Beta Software Program website.

Apple previously brought out the fourth beta on July 27. The third developer beta was issued on July 6. 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, coinciding with its other milestone operating system releases.

The fifth beta is build number 22A5321d, replacing the fourth build, 22A5311f.

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.

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