MacOS Ventura 13.6.5 & macOS Monterey 12.7.4 Updates Available

Mar 8, 2024 - 1 Comment

MacOS Ventura 13.6 and macOS Monterey 12.7

Apple has released macOS Ventura 13.6.5 and macOS Monterey 12.7.4 to Mac users who continue to run the Ventura and Monterey operating systems, and who are not interested or able to run the freshly released MacOS Sonoma 14.4 update.

Additionally, Safari 17.4 is available as an update alongside macOS Ventura 13.6.5 and macOS Monterey 12.7.4.

Both macOS Ventura 13.6.5 and macOS Monterey 12.7.4 focus on security fixes, and do not include any new features.

How to Install macOS Ventura 13.6.5 or macOS Monterey 12.7.4

Installing updates to Ventura and Monterey are easy:

  1. Go to the  Apple menu, and select “System Settings” (Ventura) or “System Preferences” (Monterey)
  2. Choose “General” and then go to “Software Update” in System Settings (macOS Ventura), or select ‘Software Update’ within System Preferences (macOS Monterey)
  3. Click on the tiny blue “More Info…” text under the small text that says “Other updates are available”, beneath the large macOS Sonoma promotional banner
  4. How to install updates to macOS Monterey or Ventura without installing Sonoma

  5. Select macOS Ventura 13.6.5 update or macOS Monterey 12.7.4, along with Safari 17.4, and proceed to install those updates

The Mac must restart to finish installation of the updates.

MacOS Ventura 13.6.5 & macOS Monterey 12.7.4 Direct Download Links

Optionally, you can download the package installers for the latest version of Ventura or Monterey as well:

Release Notes for MacOS Ventura 13.6.5 & MacOS Monterey 12.7.4

Release notes accompanying the updates are brief, and only mention the security updates

This update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.

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

By the way, if you’re like many other Mac users and intentionally running MacOS Ventura or Monterey, and you’re tired of carefully avoiding Sonoma while you update Ventura or Monterey, you might want to hide the “Upgrade to MacOS Sonoma” nag notifications, so check this out.

Separately, software updates are also available for macOS Sonoma, iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, tvOS, VisionOS, and HomeOS, so check your other devices for available updates as well.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS, News

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  1. Conor O'Neill says:

    I shud gave stayed on Ventura 6.2 – WiFi intermittent after updating to 6.5 … can wait up to 5/10 minutes for couple of seconds internet access even on SAFE mode :(((

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