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Apple issues second developer beta of macOS Ventura 13.1

macOS Ventura 13.1 beta 1 now available for developers

Apple is continuing its testing of the next update for macOS with developers now able to try out the second build of macOS Ventura 13.1.

The latest builds can be downloaded by developers taking part in the beta-testing program via the Apple Developer Center, or as an over-the-air update for any hardware that's already running the beta builds. Public beta versions of the releases generally arrive a short while after their developer counterparts, available through the Apple Beta Software Program website.

The second beta follows the first, which arrived on October 25. Apple provided two release candidates for version 13's release, on October 18 and October 20, with 13 beta builds issued in total.

The second macOS Ventura 13.1 beta build is number 22C5044e, replacing the first, build 22C5033e.

AppleInsider, and Apple itself, strongly insist users don't install betas onto "mission-critical" or primary devices, due to the minor chance of data loss or other issues. Instead, testers should install betas onto secondary or non-essential devices, and to ensure there are sufficient backups of important data before updating.

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