Apple today released macOS Ventura 13.4, which is the fourth major update for the macOS Ventura operating system released in October. macOS Ventura 13.4 comes six weeks after the release of macOS Ventura 13.3, an update that introduced new emoji.
The macOS Ventura 13.4 update can be downloaded for free on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System Settings.
There are several bug fixes in the update, as Apple addresses issues with Auto Unlock with Apple Watch, Bluetooth keyboards, Screen Time, and VoiceOver. The update also adds a sports feed in the sidebar of the Apple News app, and introduces the simplified beta install method first introduced in iOS 16.4. With the update, developers and public beta testers enrolled in the respective Apple programs can switch between beta updates from System Settings on a Mac, without having to install a profile. An Apple ID associated with a public beta or developer account is required to run beta updates.
Here are Apple’s full notes on the update.
macOS Ventura 13.4 includes the following improvements and bug fixes:
– The Sports feed in the Apple News sidebar provides easy access to stories, scores, standings, and more for the teams and leagues you follow
– My Score Cards and My Sports Schedule in Apple News take you directly to Games pages where you can find additional details about specific games
Resolves an issue where Auto Unlock with Apple Watch does not sign you in to your Mac
Fixes a Bluetooth issue where keyboards connect slowly to a Mac after a restart
Addresses an issue with VoiceOver navigating to features on webpages
Fixes an issue that could cause Screen Time settings to reset or not sync across all devices
Some features may not be available in all regions or on all Apple devices.
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
macOS 13.4 Ventura may be one of the final updates to macOS Ventura as Apple moves into development on macOS 14. macOS 14 is scheduled to be revealed at WWDC in June.
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