MacOS Ventura 13.5 Update Released
Apple has released macOS Ventura 13.5 as an update to Mac users running the Ventura operating system. The update includes important bug fixes and security updates, making it recommended to install. No new features are expected.
Separately, Apple has also released iOS 16.6, iPadOS 16.6, tvOS 16.6, and watchOS 9.6, along with updates to macOS Monterey and Big Sur.
How to Download & Install MacOS Ventura 13.5 Update
Be sure to back up your Mac with Time Machine prior to beginning the software update process on the Mac.
- Pull down the Apple menu and choose “System Settings”
- Choose “General”
- Choose “Software Update”
- Choose to “Update Now” when macOS Ventura 13.5 shows as available, this will download and install the update on the Mac
The Mac must restart to complete installation.
This update is only available to Mac users running Ventura, or Macs running a system software version that is compatible with Ventura. If you installed MacOS Sonoma beta on the Mac then you will not find updates for Ventura available.
If you’re actively running macOS Monterey or Big Sur, you will alternatively find macOS Monterey 12.6.8 or macOS Big Sur 11.7.9 available to download and install instead.
Download MacOS Ventura 13.5 Full Installer
The complete package installer for MacOS Ventura 13.5 can be downloaded directly from Apple as well:
MacOS Ventura 13.5 Release Notes
Release notes with MacOS Ventura 13.5 are brief:
This update provides important bug fixes and security updates and is recommended for all users.
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
Separately, updates are also available for iPhone, iPad, older Macs, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.