Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS Ventura 13.4 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of macOS Ventura 13.4 to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming a week after the launch of the third beta.

Ventura Macs Feature Yellow
Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and after the appropriate profile is installed, with the betas available through the Software Update mechanism in System Settings.

macOS 13.4 adds the simplified beta installation method that was first introduced in iOS 16.4. With the update, developers and public beta testers enrolled in Apple's respective programs can toggle on beta updates from System Settings on the Mac, without the need to install a profile.

An Apple ID associated with either a public beta account or a developer account is required to turn on beta updates, which means that it is no longer possible to use a developer profile not associated with a developer account to install the developer betas.

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Top Rated Comments

Realityck Avatar
16 months ago
Released today

* iOS 16.5 beta 4 (20F5059a) - May 2, 2023
* iPadOS 16.5 beta 4 (20F5059a) - May 2, 2023
* macOS 13.4 beta 4 (22F5059b) - May 2, 2023
* watchOS 9.5 beta 4 (20T5560a) - May 2, 2023
* tvOS 16.5 beta 4 (20L5559a) - May 2, 2023

[SPOILER="macOS Ventura 13.4 Beta 4 Release Notes"]
[HEADING=2]Apple Studio Display ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/macos-release-notes/macos-13_4-release-notes#Apple-Studio-Display')[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Known Issues ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/macos-release-notes/macos-13_4-release-notes#Known-Issues')[/HEADING]

* Apple Studio Display firmware update starts showing progress but never completes. (107287354)
Workaround: To install other updates including future macOS Beta Updates, click “More info…” in Software Update Settings, uncheck Apple Studio Display firmware update, and click “Install Now.”

[HEADING=2]CSS ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/macos-release-notes/macos-13_4-release-notes#CSS')[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Resolved Issues ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/macos-release-notes/macos-13_4-release-notes#Resolved-Issues')[/HEADING]

* Fixed increasing column-count above 2 not updating the layout. (71808738)

[HEADING=2]File Bookmark ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/macos-release-notes/macos-13_4-release-notes#File-Bookmark')[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Resolved Issues ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/macos-release-notes/macos-13_4-release-notes#Resolved-Issues')[/HEADING]

* Fixed a regression in macOS Ventura 13.3 where a security check causes bookmark resolution to fail when the path contains Unicode characters stored with composed normalization. As an example, this prevented files in Finder from opening when double-clicked. (107550080)

[HEADING=2]SwiftUI ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/macos-release-notes/macos-13_4-release-notes#SwiftUI')[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Resolved Issues ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/macos-release-notes/macos-13_4-release-notes#Resolved-Issues')[/HEADING]

* Fixed: Using ImageRenderer within a ShareLink’s preview closure crashed the running application. (107763234)

[/SPOILER]
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macpot Avatar
16 months ago

Fixed a regression in macOS Ventura 13.3 where a security check causes bookmark resolution to fail when the path contains Unicode characters stored with composed normalization. As an example, this prevented files in Finder from opening when double-clicked.
Finally this ('https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/updated-to-13-1-and-now-file-cant-be-found.2373951/page-5') is fixed!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
16 months ago

How far away is RC?
I was hoping next week but I have a feeling we have a few more beta's to go. Any experts with any insight, please?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
16 months ago

How far away is RC?
Going by the build letter that would be likely next week you see it.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
adrianlondon Avatar
16 months ago
For those having Little Snitch (and related) issues, they delve deep into the system to do what they do.

I recommend disabling any such ap prior to each upgrade, and then turn it back on afterwards.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zorinlynx Avatar
16 months ago
Is there any way to keep MacOS from re-opening every single application that was open before the update? It's weird; this ONLY happens with updates. It doesn't happen on regular reboots. Also, even if I *CLOSE* all open applications before I restart for the update, they get re-opened when the update completes.

Seriously, this is the most useless "feature" ever. Any context in those applications is long-gone, why re-open them at all? And I can't find a way to disable it.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)