Apple has started the countdown to the next version of macOS Ventura with the release of the second macOS Ventura 13.4 release candidate. As always, this beta was initially released to developers and will be followed by a public beta. It should be coming to Mac next week.
macOS Ventura 13.4 release notes
The release of macOS Ventura 13.4 will include the usual bug fixes and security updates, as well as the following features and tweaks:
- The sports feed in the Apple News sidebar gives you easy access to stories, scores, standings, and more for the teams and leagues you follow.
- The My Sports results and schedule cards in Apple News take you directly to the game pages, where you can find more information about specific games.
- Resolves an issue where Auto Unlock with Apple Watch doesn’t register you on your Mac.
- Fixed a Bluetooth issue that caused keyboards to connect slowly to Mac after reboot.
- Addresses an issue with VoiceOver navigating to landmarks on web pages.
- Fixes an issue that could cause Screen Time settings to reset or not sync across all devices.
macOS Ventura 13.4 RC: Other Fixes
It is not known if there are other fixes in version 13.4 not included in the release notes. In addition, Apple has not released a security note. A tweet from a macOS engineer who is known as Mr. Macintosh said that the Network Content Filter issue that was in earlier 13.4 betas has been fixed.
How to install the macOS Ventura 13.4 public beta
While Apple has changed the beta testing process on iPhone and Mac to rely solely on an Apple ID, you still need to install the new profile on your Mac. As always, we recommend that you do not run the beta versions on your primary computer for work, as there may be bugs that cause serious problems.
- Click Sign Up on the Apple Beta page and sign up using your Apple ID.
- Sign in to the beta testing program.
- Click Register your Mac. (If you subscribed to a beta version of a previous version last year, you may need to delete your profile for it and then re-register for a new one.)
- Go to beta.apple.com/profile on your Mac.
- Download and install the access utility beta.
- Go to “Software Update” in “System Preferences” to install the update.
- Restart your Mac