Apple Releases macOS Ventura 13.1 Beta 4 to Developers

Julie Clover

Apple today released the fourth beta of the upcoming macOS Ventura 13.1 update to developers for testing purposes. The beta launches two weeks after Apple released the third macOS Ventura 13.1 beta.

Registered developers can download the beta from the Apple Developer Center and after installing the appropriate profile, the beta will be available through the software update mechanism in System Preferences.

With ‌macOS Ventura‌ 13.1 Apple introduced the Freeform app for creative collaboration. It can be used for brainstorming, idea planning, writing thoughts, sketching, and other creative uses.

Users can insert drawings, notes, shapes, text boxes, photos, videos, PDFs, links, and other documents, and Freeform serves as a blank canvas. Free-form boards can be shared and discussed over FaceTime, with updates from all participants synced to everyone in real time.

‌macOS Ventura‌ Version 13.1 also introduces support for an updated Home app architecture that improves the performance of smart home devices. These features are also available in iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2.

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