Ahead of the launch of macOS 14 at WWDC next month, Apple has released the latest macOS Ventura 13.4 update for all users. Like the previous releases, it has few new features and consists mainly of bug fixes and security updates.
macOS Ventura 13.4: new features
There are only two new features in macOS 13.4, both related to sports. In the Apple News app, there’s a new Sports tab in the sidebar with a feed of stories, scores, and standings related to your favorite teams. And the My Sports score and schedule cards don’t take you directly to the corresponding box scores and game results.
macOS Ventura 13.4: Release Notes
According to Apple, this update contains 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 Sports score and schedule cards in Apple News take you directly to game pages where you can find additional details about specific games
- Resolves an issue where auto-unlock with Apple Watch doesn’t log you into your Mac
- Resolves a Bluetooth issue where keyboards are slow to connect to the Mac after restarting
- Resolves a VoiceOver issue when navigating to landmarks on web pages
- Resolves an issue where Screen Time settings may reset or not sync across all devices
In addition, a tweet by a macOS engineer mentioned by Mr. Macintosh said that the network content filter issue that was in the earlier 13.4 betas has been resolved.
macOS Ventura 13.4: How to install
To get the latest version of macOS Ventura on your Mac, go to System Settings General And Software update. Then click Update now and follow the directions.
macOS Ventura 13.5 beta: installation
Apple will likely release the macOS Ventura 13.5 beta in the next week, so here’s the new process for getting it on your Mac when it arrives:
- Click Sign Up on the Apple Beta page and register with your Apple ID.
- Sign up for the beta software program.
- Click Enroll your Mac. (If you signed up for the beta of an earlier version last year, you may need to delete the profile for it and then re-enroll in the new version.)
- Go to beta.apple.com/profile on your Mac.
- Download and install the Beta Access Utility.
- Go to Software Update in System Settings to install the update.
- Restart your Mac