Apple Releases macOS 13.3.1 With Fix for Apple Watch Unlock

Apple today released macOS Ventura 13.3.1, a minor update to the macOS Ventura operating system released last October. macOS Ventura 13.3.1 comes almost two weeks after the launch of macOS Ventura 13.3.

Ventura Macs Feature Red
The ‌‌‌macOS Ventura‌‌‌ 13.3.1 update can be downloaded for free on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System Settings.

According to Apple’s release notes for the update, it introduces a fix for a bug that could cause Auto Unlock with Apple Watch not to work, plus it includes a fix for an issue that caused the pushing hands emoji not to show skin tone variations.

macOS Ventura 13.3.1 provides important bug fixes and security updates for your Mac including:

- Pushing hands emoji does not show skin tone variations
- Auto Unlock your Mac with Apple Watch may not work

Apple is already beta testing macOS Ventura 13.4, an update that will follow macOS Ventura 13.3 and should see a release in the next month or so.

Related Forum: macOS Ventura

Top Rated Comments

vegetassj4 Avatar
15 months ago
I wish they would fix the "signal too weak to unlock" issue.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CrushRoller Avatar
15 months ago
The most important fix: "Pushing hands emoji does not show skin tone variations"... :cool:
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
randolorian Avatar
15 months ago
Let's hope this fixes System Settings by reverting back to System Preferences.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
majus Avatar
15 months ago
Why did Gurman miss leaking that this was coming?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pup Avatar
15 months ago
Thank god with this update I'll be able to [S]print again[/S] use the pushing hands emoji with more subtle skin tones.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
StoneJack Avatar
15 months ago
I am on monterey. Zero reasons to upgrade to ventura
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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