Beta 4 of iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, MacOS Ventura 13.3, Available for Testing

Mar 15, 2023 - Leave a Comment

new beta versions of system software

Apple has issued the fourth beta versions of macOS Ventura 13.3, iOS 16.4, and iPadOS 16.4 for all users involved in the beta testing programs for Apple system software.

iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, and macOS Ventura 13.3 feature new Emoji icons, including a ginger root, donkey, hair pick, maracas, goose, moose, jellyfish, both sides to high fiving hands,
pea pod, flute, and more. Some minor changes may be included, with the biggest feature being support for Safari Push Notifications for iOS and iPadOS, a feature which has existed on the Mac for quite some time. Bug fixes and security improvements are also likely to be included in the releases.

Both public beta and developer beta releases are available now through the software update mechanisms.

For iPhone and iPad beta testers, beta updates are available to download via Settings > General > Software Update..

For Mac users in the beta testing programs, beta updates can be downloaded through  Apple menu > System Settings > Software Update.

While we don’t have a precise timeline for when the final version of iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, or MacOS Ventura 13.3 will become available, Apple does usually go through several beta builds before releasing a final version. Thus, it’s reasonable to expect the final releases to be available sometime this month, or possibly early next month.

The most recently available final versions of Apple system software are currently iOS 16.3.1 for iPhone, iPadOS 16.3.1 for iPad, iOS 15.7.3 & iOS 12.5.7 for older iPhone and iPad models,, macOS Ventura 13.2.1 for Mac, macOS Big Sur 11.7.4 for Mac, and macOS Monterey 12.6.3 for Mac.


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