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Apple issues ninth developer beta of macOS Ventura

macOS Ventura developer beta 9 now available

Apple is now on its ninth developer beta for macOS Ventura, as the time for release in October gets ever closer.

The latest betas can be picked up through the Apple Developer Center by those signed up for the test program, or as an over-the-air update on hardware running beta software. Public betas usually appear shortly after the developer versions, and can be downloaded through the Apple Beta Software Program website.

The ninth beta replaces the eighth from September 20. The seventh beta was on September 9, the sixth landed on August 25, and the fifth beta landed on August 8.

The ninth beta build is number 22A5358e, replacing the eighth build, number 22A5352e.

Final public versions of macOS Ventura are expected to arrive in October at the earliest.

New features of macOS Ventura include Stage Manager for app management and multitasking, video Live Captions, Finder and System Settings changes, Spotlight updates, Continuity Camera, Passkeys, Messages and Safari upgrades, Photos improvements, and other alterations.

AppleInsider, and Apple itself, strongly advise 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.

Find any changes in the new betas? Reach out to us on Twitter at @AppleInsider or @Andrew_OSU, or send Andrew an email at [email protected].