MacOS Ventura 13.2.1 Update with Bug Fixes & Security Patches Available

Feb 13, 2023 - 2 Comments

MacOS Ventura update

Apple has released macOS Ventura 13.2.1 as a software update for Mac users running the Ventura operating system. The update is said to include bug fixes and security updates, and is therefore recommended to install for all eligible Mac users.

Separately, Apple released iOS 16.3.1 for iPhone, iPadOS 16.3.1 for iPad, along with updates to HomePod, Apple TV, and WatchOS. Mac users running MacOS Monterey or Big Sur will find an update to Safari available instead.

How to Download MacOS Ventura 13.2.1 Update

Before anything else, back up your Mac with Time Machine.

  1. Go to the  Apple menu and select “System Settings”
  2. Go to “General”, and then select “Software Update”
  3. Click to ‘Update Now’ when macOS Ventura 13.2.1 shows as available to download

Your Mac will need to restart to complete installation.

The macOS Ventura 13.2.1 update download size is roughly 1GB in size, depending on the Mac model.

If you’re not running Ventura, you will find updates to Safari available instead.

Download Full macOS Ventura 13.2.1 Installer

Users can also download the complete InstallAssistant.pkg for MacOS Ventura 13.2.1 directly from Apple with the following URL, if desired:

Downloading a full installer is useful for users who want to create a boot installer drive for MacOS Ventura with the latest system software update.

MacOS Ventura 13.2.1 Release Notes

Release notes for macOS Ventura 13.2.1 are very brief:

This update provides important bug fixes and security updates for your Mac.

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

Separately, software updates are available for iPhone and iPad as iOS 16.3.1 and iPadOS 16.3.1, homePod as HomePodOS 16.3.2, watchOS 9.3.2, and AppleTV as 16.3.2.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS, News


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  1. Anthony MOHN says:

    Which is better macOS 12 Monterey or macOS Catalina? My mac states that macOS Catalina is the latest and that it is up-to-date!

    • Johnny says:

      I personally like MacOS Monterey, it is stable and consistent and still receives updates from Apple.

      I do not like MacOS Ventura and would not recommend it unless using Ventura is necessary for some reason, but Ventura is buggy, has problems with everything from file sharing to the disaster of System Preferences, and is overall a difficult experience. It has been a frustrating OS to use.

      MacOS Catalina is no longer receiving security updates, but some users may need to run it for software compatibility reasons.

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