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Apple issues first beta for macOS 13.6 Ventura

The newest macOS Ventura beta is now available

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Apple is back at the start of the beta-testing process once more, and has provided developer testers with a build of macOS Ventura 13.6 to try out, in what could be the last for Ventura.

Developers in the program can get the latest build by using the Apple Developer Center or by updating their Mac's installed beta through the Settings app. Public beta versions are typically released shortly after the developer versions, providing users the opportunity to participate via the Apple Beta Software Program.

The first macOS Ventura 13.6 developer beta is build number 22G109.

At the same time, Apple issued a new beta for macOS Monterey 12.7. It has a build number of 21G808.

Unlike the currently-tested macOS Sonoma, the developer beta for the next macOS Ventura update is unlikely to contain new features. It is more likely to consist of bug fixes, performance improvements, and security updates.

AppleInsider and Apple strongly suggest users don't install beta operating systems or other beta software on "mission-critical" or primary devices, as there is the small 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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