MacOS Ventura 13.3 Update Available to Download

Mar 27, 2023 - 3 Comments

MacOS Ventura update

The final version of MacOS Ventura 13.3 is available as a software update for all Mac users running the MacOS Ventura operating system.

MacOS Ventura 13.3 includes bug fixes, security enhancements, and new Emoji icons for use on the Mac.

Separately, Apple has released iOS 16.4 for iPhone and iPadOS 16.4 for iPad, along with software updates for watchOS, tvOS, and HomePod. Mac users running earlier versions of MacOS Big Sur and MacOS Monterey will also find security updates available to download.

How to Download MacOS Ventura 13.3 Update

First be sure to back up your Mac with Time Machine before installing any system software update.

  1. Go to the  Apple menu, and choose “System Settings”
  2. Go to “General”, and then choose “Software Update”
  3. Click to “Update Now” for macOS Ventura 13.3 update

Your Mac must restart to finish installation of the update.

If for whatever reason you do not see the update as available, be sure your Mac has an active internet connection, and then hit command+r to refresh the Software Update settings section.

Mac users running Monterey or Big Sur will find security updates available to download instead.

Download Full macOS Ventura 13.3 Installer

The complete InstallAssistant.pkg for MacOS Ventura 13.3 is available to download directly from Apple, which can be useful if you want to make a bootable installer drive for MacOS Ventura with the latest release.

MacOS Ventura 13.3 Release Notes

Release notes for macOS Ventura 13.3 are as follows:

This update includes new emoji along with other enhancements, bug fixes, and security updates for your Mac.

– 21 new emoji including animals, hand gestures, and objects are now available in emoji keyboard

-Remove background option in Freeform automatically isolates the subject in your image

-Photos duplicates album expands support to detect duplicate photos and videos in an iCloud Shared Photo Library

-Transliteration support for Gujarati, Punjabi and Urdu keyboards

-New keyboard layouts for Choctaw, Chickasaw, Akan, Hausa, and Yoruba

-Accessibility setting to automatically dim video when flashes of light or strobe effects are detected

-VoiceOver support for maps in the Weather app

-Resolves an issue where Trackpad gestures may occasionally stop responding

-Fixes an issue where Ask to Buy requests from children may fail to appear on the parent’s device

-Addresses an issue where VoiceOver may be unresponsive after using Finder

Some features may not be available for all regions, or on all Apple devices.

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit:

Though not mentioned in the release notes, supposedly macOS Ventura 13.3 finally resolves the very annoying network sharing problem in macOS Ventura that has been widely experienced, where network shares were unavailable without a series of hoop-jumping workarounds.

Aside from software updates to the Mac, you will also find software updates for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, HomePod, and Apple Studio Display.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS, News


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  1. Simon says:

    this update fixes Calendar’s inability to sync with Exchange, a serious failing in Ventura (at least for me/my organisation) so far…

  2. Rod says:

    It took three times to get the new macOS Ventura 13.3 to even download. Each time it downloaded it I would get an error.

  3. Skye says:

    Monterey update available also.

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