MacOS Ventura 13.5 Update Released

Jul 24, 2023 - 2 Comments

MacOS Ventura update

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.

  1. Pull down the  Apple menu and choose “System Settings”
  2. Choose “General”
  3. Choose “Software Update”
  4. 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:

Separately, updates are also available for iPhone, iPad, older Macs, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS, News


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  1. John says:

    Another WebKit (Safari) zero day which I believe is number 11 this year. What’s worse is this affects just about every Apple platform from IOS, iPadOS, and MacOS.
    You would think since WebKit is purely an Apple browser that these exploits could get patched sooner. I mean even the rapid release fixes come after the exploit is reported in the wild. I think its pretty clear with the market share rise of Apple hardware has resulted in hackers focusing more on these platforms.

    • Robert Jamison says:

      I would think that Apple is acting well regarding on short/medium term costs and brand risk that they are incurring. If there was a financial gain or recapture where shifting resources or priorities towards webkit; I’d bet the decision makers would execute it. Since particulars on security patches are kept very close by Apple, we will just have to trust they are doing the right thing, or seek redress in the market of other consumer and enterprise solutions. IMHO the particulars of especially, alternative solutions in the consumer marketplace; and, the black-box nature of true “single payer” costs associated with bona fide incidents; provide ample buoyancy to keep the marketing budget well fed and operational/security spend where it is now.

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