Apple Releases macOS Ventura 13.5.1 With Fix for Location Services Bug

Apple today released macOS Ventura 13.5.1, a bug fix update for the macOS Ventura operating system released last October. macOS Ventura 13.5.1 comes three weeks after the launch of macOS Ventura 13.5.

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The ‌‌‌‌macOS Ventura‌‌‌‌ 13.5.1 update can be downloaded for free on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System Settings.

macOS Ventura 13.5.1 addresses a bug that impacts location services settings on the Mac. Mac users have complained since July of an issue with the location privacy settings, with the bug preventing them from accessing and controling location permissions for first and third-party apps.

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Under System Settings > Privacy and Security > Location Services, macOS Ventura 13.5 had no apps listed, preventing users from accessing location services toggles or seeing apps that have access to their location information. Newly installed apps were also unable to be given access to location.

According to Apple's release notes, the macOS 13.5.1 update fixes the issue, so Location Services should work as expected going forward.

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Top Rated Comments

antiprotest Avatar
12 months ago
Ridiculous. Glad to finally get a fix.

And hope that guy over at Apple forums who kept passive aggressively gaslighting users saying probably "feature change, not a bug" gets exposed and unmodded. Doubt that will happen though.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coolfactor Avatar
12 months ago
Remember the days when a Mac didn't know where it was? Those were the good days.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
12 months ago
Finally we get to have the location services bug fixed after 24 days of waiting for this 13.5.1 patch. 13.5 was released July 24th. :)

Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
james734 Avatar
12 months ago

why was everyone up in arms about this? what app uses locations services?? If anything, it's a good thing apps dont know my location!
I'm not sure it's not that apps aren't using location services, it's the fact you had no control over if they do.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
revs Avatar
12 months ago
Oh no…. I’m installing and it’s looping at the apple logo. And now a black screen. And apple logo again. And resetting to the apple logo again…

And finally the login prompt.

That was weird and worrying!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coolfactor Avatar
12 months ago

Oh no…. I’m installing and it’s looping at the apple logo. And now a black screen. And apple logo again. And resetting to the apple logo again…

And finally the login prompt.

That was weird and worrying!
You're like a narrator of an intense action movie...! ??
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)