Apple Seeds Second Public Beta of macOS 13 Ventura

Apple today seeded the second beta of macOS Ventura to its public beta testing group, allowing non-developers to test the new ‌macOS Ventura‌ operating system ahead of its release. The second beta comes a little over two weeks after the first public beta and it corresponds with the fourth developer beta.

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Public beta testers can download the macOS 13 Ventura update from the Software Update section of the System Preferences app after installing the proper profile from Apple's beta software website.

‌macOS Ventura‌ introduces Stage Manager, a new multi-tasking option for focusing on a task while having other apps waiting in the wings. ‌Stage Manager‌ puts your main app front and center, tucking your other apps to the side for quick access.

Continuity Camera allows you to use your iPhone as a webcam for your Mac, offering much better camera quality than the built-in Mac camera. Apple is building special stands to hold the ‌iPhone‌ with a Mac, and there are neat features like Desk View, which uses the Ultra Wide lens.

Handoff now works with FaceTime so you can answer calls on the Mac and then transfer them over to another device, and Messages is gaining undo, edit, and mark as unread features. SharePlay now works in Messages in addition to ‌FaceTime‌, and the Mail app has been overhauled. Search is more relevant, emails can be scheduled, and there's even an option to undo an email for up to 10 seconds after it's sent.

Apple brought the Weather and Clock apps to the Mac, redesigned System Preferences and renamed it System Settings, and added support for Shared Tab Groups. Passwords are being replaced with more secure Passkeys in iOS 16 and ‌macOS Ventura‌, and there are updates to Spotlight, Visual Lookup, Live Text, and more.

There are a ton of other features in ‌macOS Ventura‌, and we have a full rundown available in our dedicated macOS Ventura roundup.

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Top Rated Comments

Realityck Avatar
11 months ago
I found this dev, now PB beta 4 to run better then what you guys received with updated beta 3.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
11 months ago
You can see the large number of fixes in the notes with beta 4. Both for MacOS and iOS/iPadOS

iOS 16 beta 4 (20A5328h) - July 27, 2022i
PadOS 16 beta 4 (20A5328h) - July 27, 2022
macOS 13 beta 4 (22A5311f) - July 27, 2022
tvOS 16 beta 4 (20J5344f) - July 27, 2022

Link to MacOS beta 4 notes (''), iOS/IPadOS beta 4 notes ('').
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
11 months ago

I updated from PB1 on my Mac Studio, and when it came back up, none of my login programs had run. I checked and there were no items listed in the Login Items in System Settings. I restarted the Mac, and when it came back up the second time, all was fine...
IMHO this MacRumors identifying this as 1st PB and 2nd PB in their article is for the birds, you are on the 4th beta of Ventura. ;)
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kab695 Avatar
11 months ago
Apple's weather app. So nice. (Yes, I have others, but ...Apple's is better to me.)
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Lycanthrope Avatar
11 months ago

Thanks a million, going to register for beta now to check it out ?
Confirmation that the audio issue appears top be resolved with this Beta
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imnotthewalrus Avatar
11 months ago
Still not showing for me...:(
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