Apple issues sixth developer beta of macOS Ventura

macOS Ventura developer beta 4 now available

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Apple has handed a new macOS Ventura version 13.0 beta build to developer testers, with the sixth build now accessible.

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.

The sixth beta replaces the fifth, which landed on August 8. 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, alongside other operating system releases.

The sixth beta is build number 22A5331f, replacing the fifth build, 22A5321d.

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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