Apple releases macOS Ventura developer beta 7

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Apple has released the seventh macOS Ventura developer beta for testers.

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 seventh beta replaces the sixth, which landed on August 25. Apple previously brought out the fifth beta on August 8.

The final public version will arrive this fall, alongside other operating system releases.

The seventh beta is build number 22A5342f, replacing the fifth build 22A5331f.

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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