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Apple seeds second developer beta of macOS Ventura 13.3

macOS Ventura gets a new beta

Apple has released the second developer beta for macOS Ventura 13.3 with new emoji, HomeKit architecture upgrade, and more.

Developers can download the latest builds by taking part in the beta testing program via the Apple Developer Center. Public beta versions of the releases generally arrive a short while after their developer counterparts, available through the Apple Beta Software Program.

The second beta of macOS Ventura 13.3 follows the first beta shared on February 16. There aren't many macOS specific updates beyond ecosystem changes like new emoji, the HomeKit architecture upgrade redo, and Mastodon rich link previews in iMessage.

The latest Ventura beta build number is 22E5230e, up from 22E5219e. There are also beta builds of macOS 12.6.4 and macOS 11.7.5 available as well.

AppleInsider and Apple strongly advise users don't install beta operating systems, or beta software in general, on to "mission-critical" or primary devices, as there is the chance of issues that could result in the loss of data. Testers should instead use secondary or non-essential hardware and ensure they have sufficient backups of their critical data at all times.

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