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Apple has handed over its eighth macOS Ventura developer beta for testing on Macs and MacBooks.
The freshest betas can be picked up via the Apple Developer Center by those enrolled in the test program, or via an over-the-air update on hardware running beta software. Public betas typically appear shortly after the developer versions, and can be acquired through the Apple Beta Software Program website.
The eighth beta takes over from the seventh beta, which Apple provided on September 9, which in turn replaced the sixth, which landed on August 25. Apple previously brought out the fifth beta on August 8.
The eighth beta build is number 22A5352e, replacing the seventh build, number 22A5342f.
Final public versions of macOS Ventura are expected to arrive in the fall.
Inbound features of macOS Ventura include Stage Manager for app management and multitasking, video Live Captions, Finder and System Settings changes, Spotlight updates, Continuity Camera, Passkeys, Messages and Safari upgrades, Photos improvements, and other alterations.
AppleInsider, and Apple itself, strongly advise users don’t install the betas on to “mission-critical” or primary devices, as there is the remote possibility 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.