The macOS 13 Ventura trial is now available for Mac users. Despite still having inconsistencies and some bugs, it is possible to install the new operating system for free on your MacBook. Here’s how to install the macOS 13 public beta, announced at WWDC 2022.
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How to install macOS 13 Ventura public beta on Mac
To install the public beta of the new macOS, you need to sign up for the beta made available by Apple. If you already have an account, just access this same page and log in with your Apple ID. Also, it is important to know if your device supports the update.
- go to the website: Access beta.apple.com from your Mac using Safari;
- Go to “ Sign Up ” to register for the testing program or to “ Sign In ” if you already have an account;
- Download the installation profile: Scroll down the page and click “ enroll your Mac ” to download the system installation profile. After the backup, following the instructions presented on the screen, click “ Download the macOS Public Beta Access Utility ” and allow the download;
- open the file: Once the file downloads, go to the downloads folder and open the utility. Next, click on the “ macOSPubliBetaAccessUtility.pkg ” to install the beta profile on your Mac.
- install the beta: The “ Software Update” window will open automatically. Click “ Update Now ” and wait for the installation process — if it doesn’t open, click Apple menu > System Preferences > Software Update.
Attention: this is a beta version
As we are talking about a trial version, it is not suitable for all users. The system is under development and, naturally, bugs and other problems may arise that hinder the user experience. Therefore, I recommend that you only install the macOS 13 Ventura beta if you want to test the new features and report bugs.
Another point that deserves attention is that, because this version is not the final one, some applications may not run very well at the beginning, presenting crashes and unexpected closings more often.
Before proceeding, I also advise you to make a backup. That way, if something goes wrong, you won’t lose your data. macOS itself provides a tool called “Time Machine” that speeds up this process, but to use it you need an external hard drive — we’ve already shown you how to make a backup.
What’s New in macOS 13 Ventura
One of the main novelties of the new version of Apple’s operating system is the ease of switching between windows. Called Stage Manager, the feature keeps thumbnails of open applications in an invisible column on the left, so they can be quickly moved to the foreground.
It is also possible to group windows, a useful function when you work on more than one project, for example. Another update implemented was in the performance of Safari. Apple’s default browser is now more energy efficient and faster.
In addition, it is possible to initiate FaceTime calls from within Safari itself. This can be interesting for people who are studying or working together, but with each one in their respective home.
By the way, in macOS 13 Ventura, Spotlight also received improvements and new functions. Apple has also included a feature that lets you use your iPhone as a webcam.