Apple seeds macOS Ventura Release Candidate beta

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in macOS edited October 2022
As Apple gets closer to a public release, it has handed over a twelth beta and Release Candidate build of macOS Ventura to developers.

macOS Ventura developer beta 10 now available
macOS Ventura developer beta 10 now available


The newest builds can be acquired from the Apple Developer Center by developers enrolled in the test program, and as an over-the-air update for hardware already running beta software. Public betas usually arrive a short time after the developer versions, and are downloaded through the Apple Beta Software Program website.

Beta twelve of macOS Ventura takes over from the eleventh, which landed on October 11. The tenth was issued on October 4, while the ninth was on September 27.

The twelfth beta build is number 22A379, replacing 22A5373b.

Apple also released Release Candidates for older versions of macOS including macOS 11.7.1 and macOS 12.6.1. These updates will likely release alongside the mainline version with similar bug fixes and security patches for products that cannot update to macOS Ventura.

Final public releases of macOS Ventura will arrive on October 24.

Inbound features in macOS Ventura include Stage Manager app management and multitasking, Live Captions for video, changes to Finder and System Settings, tweaks to Spotlight, Continuity Camera that turns an iPhone into a webcam, Passkeys, and upgrades to Messages, and Safari.

AppleInsider, and Apple itself, strongly advise users avoid installing betas on to "mission-critical" or primary devices, as there is the small chance of data loss or other issues. Instead, testers should install betas onto secondary or non-essential devices, and to make sure there are sufficient backups of important data before updating.

Find any changes in the new betas? Reach out to us on Twitter at @AppleInsider or @Andrew_OSU, or send Andrew an email at [email protected].

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    Upgrading to Venture beta 10 bricked my 27 inch iMac. Was forced to do a clean install. Took a lot of time, so I am not happy. 
    dewme
  • Reply 2 of 4
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,697member
    My M1 Mac Mini has run the Dev Ventura since it became available and no problems, the VM in Parallels on my Mac Studio Max has issues which I think are Parallels not Ventura. Updating to v12 now on the Mac Mini.  Loving the new Apple Maps with way points, way better than Google's equivalent so far.
    edited October 2022
  • Reply 3 of 4
    dewmedewme Posts: 5,283member
    dutchlord said:
    Upgrading to Venture beta 10 bricked my 27 inch iMac. Was forced to do a clean install. Took a lot of time, so I am not happy. 
    Thank you. Your willingness to take one for the team by signing up as a beta tester raises the probability that those of us who are willing to wait for the general release will have a better experience. 
    muthuk_vanalingam
  • Reply 4 of 4
    davgregdavgreg Posts: 1,031member
    dutchlord said:
    Upgrading to Venture beta 10 bricked my 27 inch iMac. Was forced to do a clean install. Took a lot of time, so I am not happy. 
    What Ii have always done with Beta versions is loaded it to an external drive and booted it from that drive to test - leaving the released version alone to avoid such a thing from happening.
    dewme
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