Apple today released macOS 13.1 Ventura, the latest version of the operating system that runs on Macs. macOS Ventura 13.1 comes more than a month after the release of macOS 13 Ventura.


The ‌‌macOS Ventura‌‌ update can be downloaded for free on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System Settings. Apple also released macOS Big Sur 11.72 and macOS Monterey 12.6.2 for Mac users unable to update to Ventura.

Today’s ‌macOS Ventura‌ update introduces the Freeform app, designed to let users draw, draw, and write on a blank, whiteboard-style canvas that they can use with friends and colleagues. It also includes advanced data protection for iCloud, extending end-to-end encryption to iCloud‌ Backup, notes, photos, and more.

There are improvements to searching in messages, an option to play a sound in the Find My app to locate AirTags, AirPods Pro, and Find My Network Accessories‌, as well as several bug fixes. Here are Apple’s full notes on the update.

free form
Freeform is a new app for working creatively with friends or colleagues on Mac, iPad and iPhone
– The flexible canvas allows you to add files, photos, labels, and more

iCloud Advanced Data Protection
The new option increases the total number of categories of iCloud data protected with end-to-end encryption to 23 — including iCloud Backup, Notes, and Photos — to protect your information even in the event of a data breach in the cloud

This update also includes the following improvements and bug fixes:
– Improved message search allows you to find images based on their content, such as a dog, car, person or text
Share indicators in Notes allow you to see live indicators as others make updates in a shared note
– Playing audio in the Find My app can now help you locate nearby AirTags, AirPods Pro case (2nd generation), and Find My network accessories
Fixes an issue where some notes might not sync to iCloud after updates
Fixes an issue where you may lose keyboard and mouse input in some apps and games

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

For more information about all the features available in the ‌macOS Ventura‌ Update, we have a dedicated macOS Ventura Roundup.

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